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Festive food for thought – making time to talk about mental health Dec 12

‘Food for Thought’ is the focus of our 2018 Christmas video which we have produced in partnership with organic food company, Abel and Cole. The film shows Ashley, who we support in Ealing, his mum and Certitude staff members Nisha Gharu and Sam Mason baking some fabulously festive mince pies. The idea behind Food for […]

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Certitude Goes Gold! Dec 12

Certitude has been awarded ‘gold’ accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people. Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People […]

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John and James are Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Dec 06

We are so proud that James Morris and John Keaveny have been announced as Learning Disability and Autism Leaders in a list officially published in the Guardian this week. James and John were chosen from 600 entries for the first national listing of its kind. It celebrates people determined to bring about social change. The Leadership […]

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Awards to celebrate our inspiring people Nov 26

On November 22nd we recognised the commitment, passion, skills and enthusiasm of our staff, peer supporters and volunteers at our annual Michael Rosen Awards. This was our eighth awards ceremony and the biggest yet. Over 80 nominations were received for people and teams in five categories – Best Team, Best Volunteer, Inspiring Leader, Best Colleague and […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Nov 05

Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house, nothing was stirring, except our community choirs who’ve got a big concert coming up and they’re very busy rehearsing! It’s our third ever Christmas Carol Concert and we’re cranking it up a notch and are being supported by Just Voices! This year promises to raise the frosty bar […]

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Treat Me Right! cited as best practice in Parliamentary debate Nov 02

Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, mentioned Treat Me Right! in a parliamentary debate on avoidable deaths of people with autism and/or learning disabilities which took place recently (October 2018). The debate was prompted by an e-petition by Paula McGowan, the mother of a patient called Oliver who is autistic and died in circumstances […]

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Winning support Oct 31

Teams and individuals from Certitude have been receiving lots of awards this month. We are very proud that both James Morris and John Keaveny have been awarded places on Learning Disability and Autism Leadership List. This is a new award which recognises people with autism and learning disabilities who are working to make things better. […]

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Taking a ride on the Magic Carpet Oct 22

Earlier this month, MP for Ealing Southall, Virendra Sharma, took a ride on a ‘Magic Carpet’, explored sensory boxes and met with some of the local people with learning disabilities who are supported at The Dominion Centre, Southall. Mr Sharma was invited to experience it’s latest innovation – a ‘Magic Carpet’. Day Opportunities Manager Andrea Ricci […]

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Certitude joins Equally Well UK Sep 18

On 13 September 2018 Certitude joined the launch of a new nationwide collaborative, Equally Well UK and signed the historic ‘Charter for Equal Health’. The Charter for Equal Health offers a vision for improved physical health support for anyone living in the UK with a significant mental ill-health. It sets out how organisations working nationally […]

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I’ll be there for you… Sep 10

Each year, more than 800,000 people take their lives across the world. More than 6,000 people take their life in the UK and Republic of Ireland every year – an average of 18 a day. A crucial point could be reaching out to people who are going through a difficult time. Certitude’s Solidarity in a […]

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