My defining moments of the year so far…On the first day of Christmas

christmas_holly-210462In the spirit of Christmas and as the year draws to a close I want to share with you some of my defining moments from the past year at Certitude. A year best described as jam-packed with inspirational people, at …

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A trip down memory lane

In the summer Brian made a nostalgic trip back to his childhood home of Bury St Edmunds, accompanied by his Outreach Support Worker, Bruno.

 

Brian and his family were evacuated out of London when Brian was just a few …

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Meet Stephanie, Lambeth’s new Peer Support Hub Co-ordinator

Peer Support Hub Co-ordinator Stephanie talks about her journey to find a new job, which she loves doing and Lambeth’s new Peer Support Network.

I was born in Surrey but grew up mostly around the Lambeth area as I went to …

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Shared Lives Carers wanted

Would you like to share your life?  Have you ever thought about supporting someone in your own home?

Lester enjoys helping out in his local community
Lester enjoys helping out in his local community

Shared Lives gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity of living with a Shared …

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A Shared Life is a Good Life

Lester enjoys helping out in his local community
Lester enjoys helping out in his local community

Lester loves chatting, travelling, dancing, theme parks, a night out at the local and Thunderbirds. In essence he loves life – and he wants to be a part of it. Fortunately for …

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Good communication, effective planning and shared risk: Certitude’s approach to supporting people with complex needs

WordItOut-word-cloud-601182Over the past year, Certitude has participated in Making it Real for Everyone, a joint project between the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme (JIP) and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) which aims to show how providers and commissioners can

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Partnering with Sainsbury’s to support more people with disabilities in Wandsworth

Launching our Sainsbury's partnershipThroughout 2014-15 we’re working in partnership with Sainsbury’s in Balham. We were delighted to be selected as their Local Charity Partner for 2014-15 and are working in partnership to raise awareness and support for our projects in Wandsworth borough.

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The future of disability

“How far we’ve travelled, and how far we have to go…”

The future of disability

Solidarity in a CrisisRead our article by Victoria Rugg, Certitude’s Head of Communications, on page 51 on Why co-production is vital in supporting people with disabilities, citing …

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Certitude recognises and celebrates staff achievement: The Excellence Awards 2014

Winner of the Michael Rosen Award
Lucy Harrison, winner of the Michael Rosen Award

Almost 150 people from across Certitude attended a glittering awards ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 13th November to share in the achievements of colleagues, taking the opportunity to say how much we value …

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Let’s talk about sex: Supporting people with learning disabilities with their sexuality

AnthonySex is a part of all our lives. It can bring about strong feelings in even the most calm and mild mannered people. Relationships can make us happy and sad. Whether our experiences are positive or negative, they are certainly

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