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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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A rewarding choice for many – Certitude’s Shared Lives carer programme Jun 11

Text CERT02 £5 to 70070 to donate to Certitude for Carers’ Week.  Texts are free and don’t forget to add Gift Aid! Carers involved with Certitude’s Shared Lives scheme have made a positive choice to become carers for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. They welcome people into their homes and families and […]

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A different kind of support Jun 10

Text CERT02 £5 to 70070 to donate to Certitude for Carers’ Week.  Texts are free and don’t forget to add Gift Aid! Solidarity in Crisis is a Certitude service which offers out of hours, over-the-phone and outreach support for people experiencing a mental health crisis – and their carers – in Lambeth. The service has […]

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Certitude makes it real! May 01

Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP) is a national, cross sector leadership partnership focused on driving forward work with personalisation, community-based social care. Their unique strength is bringing together people who use services and family carers with central and local government, major providers from the private, third and voluntary sector and other key groups. The TLAP […]

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Certitude Strategy 2013-16 May 01

Certitude Strategy 2013-16 Certitude is delighted to launch its 2013/16 Strategy. Working Together for Change events together with PATH planning days ensures our strategy is based on what people we support, families and  colleagues have told us is important for the future. Building on 22 years of experience Certitude’s golden threads for the next period […]

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£10M Grant for Mental Health Apr 23

Great news for Nicholas Campbell-Watts, Director of Mental Health Services and his team, the Big Lottery Fund has given £10 million to Resolving Chaos, which will team up with Certitude and other charities for outreach projects designed to help people who do not receive help for their problems, including drug addicts and functioning alcoholics. Read […]

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