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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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New Community Choir – Members Wanted Mar 14

We are looking for members for our exciting new Community Choir project, aiming to bring local communitites together through a love of music. Absolutely everyone and anyone welcome – you can contribute in any way you want. They will be taking place every Monday starting 8 April from 6pm-8pm at the Fanon Resource Centre, 107 […]

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Case study by SCIE and VODG on Certitude transforming organisational culture Jan 17

Working with VODG, the Social Care Institute for Excellence At a Glance 13: Personalisation briefing: Implications for voluntary sector service providers features Certitude as a Case Study.  The Case Study is on Transforming Organisational Culture and can be found here.

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Time Bank Information Desk launched Jan 08

Time Banking is a way to help others and be rewarded for it – in time! The Brent Community Development Team is  holding a weekly Time Bank Information Desk at Willesden Library starting this Thursday 10 January 2013 from 2pm till 4pm.  Please read the flyer for more information.

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Working and Planning with Families Dec 12

We recently carried out a piece of work with families who have young children with learning disabilities. Our aim was to understand better the experiences and challenges that families face and how this shapes the support they want and need from us. We are really grateful to the 30 families who were involved and in […]

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Action Learning – many heads better than one? Nov 21

Mike Bloodworth, Certitude’s Service Manager blogs on the Helen Sanderson Associates website and talks this month about Action Learning – based on the premise that many different heads are better than one.  Read more.

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Prison gates mentor plan for released inmates Nov 20

Every prisoner released in England and Wales should have their own mentor to help them get their lives back on track,  says Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary.  At Beyond Prison we know how valuable this is.  Our award winning Beyond Prison service has been working for over 10 years supporting people who have mental health needs […]

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A Voice For Our Future Oct 16

Read VODG’s latest case study report A Voice For Our Future produced in partnership with VODG member VoiceAbility.  Certitude’s report is on pages 14-15 and thanks are expressed to Tracy Penfold, House Manager, for her involvement in the Partnership in Advocacy article on pages 14 and 15.   This report powerfully underlines the importance of advocacy.

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Paralympic Board Games! Sep 06

Philippa Laughton, one of our Board members, is a volunteer Games Maker at the Paralympics. Philippa says she has been having a wonderful time and feels she has been really lucky to have been given the chance. Philippa has been based at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park. Her role has been to help […]

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