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It’s become more than volunteering now Jun 07

As we have heard, volunteers can be vital to supporting organisations in achieving their goals. Because of their desire to contribute and help, volunteers are often highly engaged and committed to the outcomes of their work. Volunteers are also able to gain new experiences and insights, give back and help others, create connections with people, […]

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The Big Event Jun 03

The Big Event Wednesday 22nd June 11am-6pm The QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3EE Certitude is hosting an inclusive, accessible event for people we support, families and carers and staff. Plans are well underway with lots of stalls and entertainment, including performances from our choirs and other regular performers with Certitude. We are also holding a […]

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Volunteers Week 1-10 June 2016 Jun 01

According to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year. This adds around £23.9bn to the British economy and behind these large numbers is a huge contribution. Volunteers are an invaluable resource for charities – by offering their time, energy and talents they […]

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The importance of Peer Support May 18

Continuing Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of ‘relationships’, we spoke to Charlie Wright, a Peer Supporter in Lambeth who often watches the positive impact that forming good relationships can have on people. Here, he shares his experiences working with Barry. Originally from New Zealand, Barry moved to England in the 1970s with his father, […]

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Keeping London Connected May 03

Today is a wonderful milestone in Certitude’s history. After 25 years of supporting people across London, we’re launching our first ever fundraising campaign to fight social isolation. Please donate to our JustGiving page, or click on Fundraise to take on your own challenge to support our campaign.     Recent research has shown that being lonely […]

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Come and “Cut a Rug” at the Portico Gallery – everyone invited! Apr 28

It’s all going on at The Portico Gallery in West Norwood on Friday May 13th, when Certitude hosts its next acoustic Cut a Rug night. This lively event is designed to be inclusive to all parts of the local community, and the line up of talented acts – including south London four-piece After Alice, popular […]

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World Down’s Syndrome Day: Becky and Kim Mar 21

This year, World Down’s Syndrome Day is focusing on the friendships and communities that develop around people with Down’s Syndrome. Kim, House Manager talks about her experience of “My Friends, My Community” with her daughter Becky, who is 26 next month. Becky is very sociable and lives in a house with 4 of her closest friends in […]

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World Down’s Syndrome Day: Luke and Anne Mar 21

This year, World Down’s Syndrome Day is focusing on the friendships and communities that develop around people with Down’s Syndrome. Anne, Service Manager talks about her experience of “My Friends, My Community” with her son Luke, who is 19 years old. Luke was in mainstream education until he was 16 and, whilst he was ably catered-for academically, the […]

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Certitude Satisfaction Survey 2015 Jan 19

The results are in… We are delighted to share the results of Certitude’s 2015 Satisfaction Survey for people we support, their families and carers. In total, 1,400 surveys were sent out with 505 responses received – this is a return rate of 36%, a great improvement on the 14%response rate to our last survey in […]

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Glitz, Glamour and Great People Nov 23

The 2015 Michael Rosen Awards celebrates outstanding contributions across Certitude. Over 200 people attended this year’s glittering Michael Rosen Awards, which took place in the stunning banqueting suite at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on Wednesday 18th November. The awards celebrate people within Certitude who “go the extra mile” to make a difference to people supported […]

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