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Getting hospital treatment right Jun 19

For people with learning disabilities and autism, any hospital procedure can be particularly daunting. Certitude’s Treat Me Right! team has been providing specialist support in this area for ten years. Recently Ben*, who has profound learning disabilities and autism, required a colonoscopy and blood test to get a clear picture of his health, ensuring he could […]

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Sharing experiences to educate professionals Jun 18

Hospitals can be unnerving places for everyone and especially for people with learning disabilities who may find it hard to communicate. Certitude’s Treat Me Right! team has been delivering Learning Disability and Autism Awareness training to hospital staff across West London for ten years. It employs people with learning disabilities and autism as trainers to […]

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Learning to let go Jun 14

The next in our series of articles for Carers Week about full-time carers who get a break when the person they support spends a few days at one of our respite homes. Peter has lived at home with his mum all his life but a couple of years ago his sister, Ashley, thought it was […]

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Time to breathe Jun 13

When 25-year old Beccy enjoys a few days at Certitude’s Hounslow respite home, her mum, Jenny, also gets a break.  This Carers Week we’re saluting full time family carers and sharing the benefits of a bit of respite. Jenny tells us how this partnership with Certitude is beneficial for both herself and Beccy… “My daughter […]

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Something to look forward to Jun 12

For full time carers, a few days respite each month is a time to recharge their batteries. “I don’t know what we’d do without Certitude’s respite homes. I love having my son with us and I want him to live with his family for as long as possible – certainly while I’m still standing! But […]

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