John and Barry’s visit to the House of Lords

HOL1-300x168[1]On Tuesday 5th July, John and Barry went to the House of Lords for the Presentation of the See Ability Report on Delivering and Equal Right to Sight. The event was organised by See Ability and the Optical Confederation with

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In response to stares

Having spent 24 years developing ways to guard Tom, her brother who has autism, Laura discusses the perception and action of others towards them in public, how her responses haven’t always proved effective, and the lessons she learned as a

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Astley Assistive Technology Fair!

We are very excited to announce that Astley Day Centre in Bromley are hosting an Assistive Technology Fair on Friday 22nd July, 10am-2pm.

This is your chance to see a number of technology providers and their products all at once! …

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We are no longer alone

Relationships are vital to everyone’s wellbeing. When working well, they provide us with friendship, learning, appreciation, love, laughter, support and an ability to cope when times get tough. But when relationships aren’t right, it can leave people feeling completely isolated …

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Life is great, life is fantastic!

Active friendships and good relationships with the people around you are vital to anybody being able to enjoy a good life. Having a variety of people around you can make a big difference when times are good and when things …

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Understanding intentions

Knowing that your relative is being supported in the right way for them is important to families, who will do what they can to ensure that their family member is happy. But when these intentions are misunderstood it can become …

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Listen. Be honest. Commit. Laugh. Learn. Grow.

To launch National Learning Disability Week 2016, Janette Gaffney and Mary Schumm, Directors of Learning Disabilities, discuss this year’s theme of ‘relationships’ and why it is so important that we all work together so that people we support are able

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Keep London Connected

aislingCertitude’s campaign Keep London Connected shines a light on a very real issue for many people – loneliness.  Despite 8.6m people living in the capital, London can feel a very lonely place. Somehow the hustle and bustle makes the loneliness …

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See people for what they can achieve, and not what they cannot

VolunteersPreviously in Volunteers Week 2016, we introduced six new volunteers to Certitude who were going to be collecting stories from some of our services that support people with learning disabilities in Hounslow. Today, we caught up with how they each

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It’s become more than volunteering now

7As we have heard, volunteers can be vital to supporting organisations in achieving their goals. Because of their desire to contribute and help, volunteers are often highly engaged and committed to the outcomes of their work. Volunteers are also able

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