Good luck at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards!

We are delighted to announce that we have three finalists at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards, which will be taking place at ICC Birmingham this evening.

Firstly, we are pleased to announce that the Brentside and IST team are shortlisted for the Positive Behaviour Support Award for their work with Zara*. Since Certitude began supporting Zara in 2017, her team with positive behaviour support have built stronger communication and relationships using Makaton, Intensive Interaction and iPad apps such as Proloquo2Go. Zara now has many more choices in life, doing things previously thought impossible and is looking forward to her first ever holiday.

Oscar has been nominated for the Newcomer Award. Oscar joined Certitude in 2017 and has proven to be a valued team member. He works to ensure the best possible outcomes for people and does everything possible to ensure people have the best opportunities and achieve their potential. His commitment is commendable for someone so new to social care.

Lastly, we have the Harrow Staff Support Team who have been working in partnership with Harrow School. Certitude partnered Harrow Boys School in 2017, who have collaborated with the Harrow team each week since then. The boys’ youthful enthusiasm always lifts people’s mood and the noise, chaos and mess at the cooking sessions are definitely the highlight to Monday’s, and a firm favourite with people we support.

Good luck to all the finalists, you are already winners in our eyes.

*name has been changed to protect identity