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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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Partners in Policymaking Jan 31

Two of our staff are ‘Partners in Policymaking’ graduates and recently met up with other partner graduates to create a short film highlighting their good news stories since taking part in the course. It’s really inspiring stuff! Read more and view.

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Continuing to work together Jan 19

Our current strategy focuses on ensuring greater choice and control for our customers, whilst delivering high standards of quality and value for money. Our work at the moment in achieving this, is focused on using Working Together for Change as well as introducing ISF’s across the organisation. Working with Helen Sanderson Associates, our blog on […]

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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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