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Peer supporters needed Dec 10

The Living Well Collaborative in Lambeth is a platform for partners to come together to radically improve the outcomes experienced by people with severe and enduring mental health problems. The Collaborative is made up of a group of commissioners, providers of health and social care services and service users and carers. Certitude plays an active […]

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Aisling Duffy joins VODG Board Dec 06

Aisling Duffy, Chief Executive, has been elected by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) membership to join their Board.  Aisling is delighted to have won the ballot. The VODG is a trade body for our sector, influencing local and central government, regulators and demonstrating best practice and exchanging learning. As you will see on their […]

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From services to community: A fulfilling journey of self-care Oct 17

The Brent Community Development Work team is bridging the gap between mental health services and community support, as part of their Wellbeing Hub. Supporting tertiary care, secondary care, and primary care services, the Wellbeing Hub offers a safe space, a listening ear, and emotional support, currently to more than 70 individuals, who wish to go for […]

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Volunteers needed to help with our Community Choir evenings Oct 09

Brixton and Ealing based music enthusiasts needed who want to help out with our Community Choirs. Must be available to help at the venues every week. Must be prepared to make tea, help lock up, be friendly and enthusiastic. Full participation and interest in the life of the Community Choirs with possibly some travel-buddying helping choir members to and from […]

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My Breaks Art Exhibition and Coffee Afternoon Sep 24

My Breaks are hosting an art exhibition and coffee afternoon at Lumiere Court. The exhibition is of works made by a group of individuals on the My Breaks 10 week Arts and Textiles course. You are invited to meet the artists and enjoy the work over a coffee and light refreshments at Lumiere Court on […]

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Student Senel shares her experience with My Breaks and the BRIT school Aug 30

Senel has just completed the 6 week course (as part of our 10 week performing arts course) working with Certitude’s My Breaks service and she writes about her experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Certitude, and have found it to be an incredible experience in which I have bonded with people from other strands, as well as do […]

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Learning Disability Awareness Week – Respite, the most important time in the world Aug 23

Respite is “the most important time in the world” for many carers.  Ollie Pearce and his mother both benefit from a respite service provided by Certitude in Ealing. When Ollie was born his mother, May Pearce, was told he wouldn’t live beyond a few months; he has an extremely rare condition which results in many […]

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Learning Disability Awareness Week – Communication is crucial Aug 22

Communication is crucial: Why Certitude is training its support workers in new communication techniques Certitude provides support to adults with a wide range of learning disabilities and while many people with learning disabilities have strong communication skills, others with more profound disabilities may be unable to speak or sign and can seem unwilling to engage […]

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Learning Disability Awareness Week – Treat Me Right! Aug 21

Certitude successfully improves hospital treatment for people with Learning Disabilities in Ealing Certitude has had significant success in improving the patient experience for people with learning disabilities at Ealing Hospital. Its campaigning and co-produced project, Treat me Right! has led to the introduction of a number of significant changes at the hospital and Certitude would […]

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Learning Disability Awareness Week – Support from My Breaks team is “priceless” Aug 20

Ian is 44 and lives at home with his Mum and Dad who are 78 and 80 respectively. Although Ian is able to manage a lot of things for himself, his learning disability and cerebral palsy mean he is still dependent on his parents for a great deal of practical and emotional support. My Breaks […]

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