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Dancing in the street at Wardley Street! Aug 08

  It’s an invitation across the nation, a chance for folks to meet They’ll be laughing and singing, music swinging Dancing in the street For most people, holding a street party is something that’s nice to do, but not absolutely necessary. For the people and families at Wardley Street it is an essential part of […]

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John and Barry’s visit to the House of Lords Jul 20

On Tuesday 5th July, John and Barry went to the House of Lords for the Presentation of the See Ability Report on Delivering and Equal Right to Sight. The event was organised by See Ability and the Optical Confederation with representatives from LOCSU as well as a number of Government Ministers, MPs and Peers. Organisations […]

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Astley Assistive Technology Fair! Jun 29

We are very excited to announce that Astley Day Centre in Bromley are hosting an Assistive Technology Fair on Friday 22nd July, 10am-2pm. This is your chance to see a number of technology providers and their products all at once! Inclusive, KAB, Liberator, Sensory Guru, Smartbox and Tobii Dynavox will all be present with stalls […]

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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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