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People with learning disabilities are dying 25 years younger than the general population Jul 29

In this blog, Mary Schumm, Certitude’s Director of Learning Disabilities, reflects on the shocking things she has learnt from the recent Learning Disability Mortality Review report and how we can do better moving forward. Fact: people with learning disabilities face poorer health outcomes and shorter lifespans than the general population. The Learning Disability Mortality Review […]

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A testing time for learning disabilities service Jul 22

After months in lockdown Melissa Layton, our Learning Disabilities Head of Service, reflects on her COVID-19 experience and her hopes – and fears – for the future. At the beginning of this pandemic – which feels like a long time ago – it all felt very, very scary. It was certainly, the biggest challenge I’ve ever […]

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The Mayor of Hounslow visit Jul 07

The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Tony Louki, visited one of our respite services last week. During the socially distanced visit, the Mayor gave the residents a geranium as part of his ‘Gift a Geranium’ initiative and said he was delighted to come out and meet people, including Short Breaks manager, Juan, and Julie who is […]

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Our Voices Jul 06

Covid-19: Valuable voices not vulnerable people Certitude has teamed up with four other social care providers – Camphill Village Trust, Choice Support, MacIntyre and United Response – to launch an online initiative to share the voices and creativity of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs during lockdown.   Our Voices shares […]

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You! Me! Us! We! Jun 18

This year’s annual London Pride Parade was due to take place in June, but as with many things planned in our calendars over recent months, it has been rescheduled to take place next year. In February, the event organisers had announced this year’s theme was ‘You! Me! Us! We!’, saying that, “In a climate where […]

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