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Theo: Independence with Autism Apr 02

In support of World Autism Day, we aim to promote awareness and an understanding of autism, as well as the importance of recognising the gifts, talents and resources that the people we support already have. We use person-centred techniques that enable individuals to have as much control over their lives as possible, ensuring they play a central […]

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New alliance to transform the lives of people with serious long-term mental health issues Apr 01

The Lambeth Integrated Personalised Support Alliance (IPSA) will offer people who currently go into long-term, expensive hospital rehabilitation wards or registered care homes the chance to live more independently in their own flat in the community. The IPSA launches in April and offers personalised care and support to improve people’s lives, offering early intervention before […]

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Getting techie with it! Helping people with learning disabilities lead more independent lives Apr 01

Assistive technology is a growing industry, with more and more products coming on the market each year. However, many people are still unaware of what it is, and how it can benefit people we support. With this in mind, Certitude held a ‘Getting Techie with It’ event in January, the aim of which was to […]

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LB Bill: Certitude’s response and approach Mar 18

Over the past year, Certitude has been working to raise awareness following the preventable death of Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy (LB), a young healthy man who also happened to have autism and epilepsy. He died following a seizure he had in a bath during his stay in an assessment and treatment unit. […]

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New Paranoia and Beliefs Group Feb 03

A peer-led support group for people who have experienced paranoia or related beliefs. A safe space where people can express themselves without feeling judged. Opening meeting Thursday February 5th 2015  Fanon Centre 107 Railton Road Brixton London SE24 0LR Open 6:30pm for food Meeting starts at 7pm – 8:30pm  Hope to see you there! For […]

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Choir performs at the 3rd Sector Care Awards Feb 03

The Certitude Choir continues to grow and recently performed at the 3rd Sector Care Awards.  Read more about the Awards here which celebrate and showcase the innovation and care excellence of the not-for-profit care and support sector. “They were truly amazing and we want to thank you so much for allowing them to take part as it […]

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Do you have time to care? Jan 21

“Be the change you want to see…” Certitude’s Lewisham Mental Health Adult Placement Scheme are looking for people from all backgrounds to become carers for people with a mental health diagnosis. Interested? Join us for our Open Day on 4th February 2015 from 6pm – 9pm The Catford Civic Suite Catford Road London, SE6 4RU Light […]

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Crisis phone line crosses borders Dec 23

Solidarity in a Crisis peer support service is expanding into Southwark and Lewisham. It has been an exciting time for the Lambeth service, run by Certitude, which has gone from a weekend crisis phone line to seven nights a week. It has also been cited as a model of good practice in the London mental […]

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Shared Lives Carers wanted Dec 02

Would you like to share your life?  Have you ever thought about supporting someone in your own home? Lester enjoys helping out in his local community Shared Lives gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity of living with a Shared Lives Carer in their home, either in a long-term arrangement or on a respite basis, […]

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A Shared Life is a Good Life Nov 28

Lester enjoys helping out in his local community Lester loves chatting, travelling, dancing, theme parks, a night out at the local and Thunderbirds. In essence he loves life – and he wants to be a part of it. Fortunately for Lester he is living with a Shared Lives family who want him to make the […]

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