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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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My Time has been really good for Tom’s transition Aug 19

Tom Shah is 24 and has been using Certitude’s My Time Service on week days ever since he left school six years ago. His Mum was apprehensive about Tom leaving the security of the statutory education system but has been pleasantly surprised by how well Tom has adjusted and how much knowledge he appears to […]

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Strengthening partnerships between the NHS and the voluntary sector Jul 02

NHS and voluntary sector providers have a key role to play in delivering the priorities set out in the NHS Mandate, alongside commissioners and others in the wider health and care system. Some emergent and innovative local partnerships are already achieving impressive results in delivering high-quality, person-centred care – often producing significant cost savings too. […]

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A life of my own – carer welcomes the My Time respite service Jun 13

Text CERT02 £5 to 70070 to donate to Certitude for Carers’ Week.  Texts are free and don’t forget to add Gift Aid! The My Time service supports young adults with learning disabilities for activity and community based shortbreak support. People purchase support using individual budgets, at the time of their choosing, doing what they would […]

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Time to myself – a simple ask Jun 12

Text CERT02 £5 to 70070 to donate to Certitude for Carers’ Week.  Texts are free and don’t forget to add Gift Aid! Certitude’s  respite service in Ealing provides personalised 1:1 support to individuals whose behaviour may challenge and  currently supports 26 families with overnight respite and some day support. The service enables carers to have a […]

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Solidarity in a Crisis – first year’s report Jun 12

A report of the first year of the Solidarity in a Crisis service is now available to read. The service is a great example of Certitude working with people who bring lived expertise of using mental health services to co-design, co-run and co-evaluate services. A big thank you to the team and to Karen Hooper and Emilio […]

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