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Australia Minister visits Shared Lives Sep 03

Australian Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, visited the Shared Lives Service and Certitude at our Balham offices. Shared Lives services are currently not being offered in Australia. The Minister, who was in London to attend the Paralympics Games, contacted the national umbrella organisation Shared Lives Plus to learn more about the scheme.  Certitude – […]

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Beyond Prison event – summary report now available Jul 25

A summary report of the Beyond Prison event held in June is now available here. This event brought together leaders in the field to share questions, ideas and opportunities.  Four roundtable discussions were held, addressing: Mental health and learning disabilities in the criminal justice system Resettlement and life beyond prison Young people and early intervention […]

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The Challenge Network comes to Greenford Jul 24

Just thought you would like to hear about the a new project we are embarking on with The Challenge Network over the summer! The Challenge Network is an organisation which exists to help young people make a difference to their local communities and connect with people from different backgrounds . Last week, a group of […]

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Exciting Personalisation Project begins Jun 18

We’ve started an exciting Personalisation Project which will transform the way we work and see a real increase in: •    Choice and control for people we support •    Clearer links between the quality and quantity of the service we provide and each individual’s outcomes Individual Service Funds (ISF’s) are one of the ways Personalisation can […]

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Beyond Prison hosts round table event – 12 June May 29

Our Beyond Prison service, which supports offenders with mental health needs, is hosting a  round table discussion event  on Tuesday 12th June at  9:30am-2:00pm at  Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 9DA.   Flyer here. This will be a cooperative event bringing together experts-by-experience from the voluntary and public sector, to inspire service development in four progress […]

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Lambeth Living Well Collaborative new website Apr 05

Certitude is a founder member of the Collaborative and we continue to invest a great deal of time and energy in its work. The Collaborative is a platform for partners to come together to radically improve the outcomes experienced by people with severe and enduring mental health problems.  It is made up of service users, carers, […]

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Team Planning – A valid and reliable way to getting it right? Mar 23

Madeline Cooper-Ueki, Certitude’s Business Development Manager blogs on the Helen Sanderson Associates website and talks this month about her learning around the use of personality tests and person centred tools.  Read more>>  

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The right tools for the job Feb 21

May Lee, our Person Centred Development Manager, has written this month’s blog on Helen Sanderson’s website about the success of using the right tools.  Catch up with May’s blog here.  

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Mental Health: Unrestricted Feb 17

Mental Health: Unrestricted is a short documentary exploring the personal experiences of mental health by young people in the London Borough of Brent. The young people were given space to say what they really feel, their fears and hopes for the future. You will hear that mental health is real and can affect anyone. Mental […]

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First museum of learning disability opens Feb 02

Langdon Down was once a progressive hospital, now it’s the first museum of learning disability. Fore more information and opening times visit their website. Dr John Langdon Down was a Victorian physician who established Normansfield in 1868 as a family home and a place where people with learning disabilities could be cared for and educated […]

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