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Welfare bill defeat Jan 12

We are delighted the government’s plans to reform welfare were defeated. Plans to means-test employment and support allowance (ESA) payments for disabled people after only a year were rejected by peers.  This is great news for the people we support.  Read more>>  

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Choosing a support provider Jan 10

Certitude has been working with VODG – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group – in preparing a guide to help people choose their support provider. The guide is aimed at anyone who needs to buy support for themselves, a friend or relative. It aims to help you learn what to look for when choosing a provider and […]

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Welfare Reform Bill amended to retain mobility component Dec 01

Here it as at last – the written Ministerial Statement  –  Maria Miller confirming that the Government will be putting forward an amendment to the Welfare Reform Bill to retain the mobility component.  It’s in writing – there’s no going back!

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The Low Review on the proposed removal of DLA mobility benefit Nov 10

On 3 November Lord Low launched the report of his independent review into the proposed removal of the DLA mobility benefit for anyone living within state funded residential care. Should the proposal go ahead, this will obviously have significant implications for a number of people we support. Lord Low found overwhelming evidence that there is […]

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Learning Disability Today Exhibition 29 November 2011 Oct 18

Certitude is exhibiting at the Learning Disability Today Exhibition, Business Design Centre, Islington, London.  We will be on Stand 31.  Come and say hello!  Seminars will be taking place throughout the day – see below.  For more information visit  Tickets are £ 24 to attend but people with learning disabilities, unwaged, full-time students, unpaid […]

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Timebanking pioneer Dr. Edgar Cahn gives talk at Fanon Resource Centre Oct 06

Dr Edgar Cahn the founder of Timebanking gave a talk about his work and held a question and answer session on during his visit to the UK. Dr. Edgar Cahn is a civil rights lawyer and social innovator. As an activist, he has made impacts in areas as diverse as hunger and malnutrition, poverty, indigenous […]

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Sharing learning with Helen Sanderson Associates Sep 13

Certitude is delighted to be sharing its learning about personalisation on Helen Sanderson’s website. Over the coming months we will be talking about our use of Individual Service Funds and Working Together for Change. Click on the link to see our first blog.

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SMHAFF highly commends Beyond Prison video Aug 02

SMHAFF – the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has Highly Commended Beyond Prison’s ‘Bringing the Outside In’ video in its Best Short Documentary category.  Awards take place in October. [vimeo][/vimeo]

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Recovery: Hope and Choice video Jul 19

Does ‘recovery’ mean something different if you are BAME?  Fanon, part of Southside Partnership,  filmed a series of narratives in an attempt to find out more. [vimeo][/vimeo]

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MP’s show support for hate crime campaign Jun 28

Certitude supports Mencap’s hate crime campaign  Stand By Me which was  launched at a parliamentary reception on 21 June 2011.  Read more on the Mencap website. Mencap are asking  police to sign up to the Stand By Me Police Promise.  Read in full:  Stand By Me Guide Stand By Me Police Promise

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