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Certitude and the BRIT School reveal shortlist for community partnership ‘Making a Difference’ Award Jun 08

As part of our aim to build closer ties with local communities, we have been working with the renowned BRIT School on developing inclusive theatre workshop sessions for people we support and students at the School. Over the past year, we have also been developing a special award for students who make a positive contribution […]

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Our approach to supporting someone with epilepsy Jun 02

In developing our approach to supporting people who have epilepsy, we have sought to ensure it is aligned with the principles set out in NICE clinical guidance on epilepsy. Our approach has been put together by people with epilepsy, their families, staff who support people with epilepsy and other individuals with knowledge in this area. […]

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“I want to make progress, not just make do.” May 14

During mental health awareness week, we are promoting an understanding of how Certitude supports people with mental health needs. We recognise the gifts, talents and resources people already have and work together to build confidence and self-esteem, ensuring support is tailored to reflect whatever people want to experience or achieve. When it comes to gardening, […]

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Introducing Railton Road May 13

Railton Road has opened its doors to visitors for the first time since its renovation project, allowing Certitude to further support people with mental health needs on their journey to recovery. Our newly-renovated studio flats along Railton Road in Herne Hill (previously the Fanon Training Flats) will help to prevent individuals from moving into residential […]

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Beyond Prison: updates and airwaves May 12

The Beyond Prison project reflects Certitude’s belief that everyone has the right to a good life. This includes people who have served a prison sentence, who wish to integrate back into society and become a valued member of their community. One aspect of Beyond Prison is its Peer Mentoring course, currently adopted by both HMP […]

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New Peer Support Network for communities in Lambeth Apr 17

Certitude is committed to investing in resources that help local people and families who need mental health or learning disability support to build and maintain good lives, contributing actively as part of their local community. In May, we are pleased to be launching a new Peer Support Network hub in Lambeth for local people, groups and organisations […]

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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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