On Thursday 1 October, we began supporting people who have learning disabilities and/or autism living in the south of the London Borough of Camden. This includes providing accommodation-based support that enables adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to have a home close to family and live as independently as possible.
Our support will mean that these people can continue to live the lives they want. We’re looking forward to getting to know them and their families over the coming weeks and months.
The first tenants will be moving into a new supported-living housing development for young adults with a learning disability and/or autism in Ham in the next few days.
We’ve been working with Richmond Council and PA Housing to deliver this innovative and exciting new housing development, which incorporates assistive technology to allow young people to live their lives with greater independence. The new development is made up of three one-bedroom flats (plus carer accommodation) in a small two-storey block, plus a two-bedroom bungalow that includes a carer bedroom.
Gianluca Zucchelli, our Head of Service, said:
“Our specialised team will be offering personalised support using assistive tech and cutting-edge support methods. Being partners of this project since design stage means we have created an environment that incorporates our expertise of supporting people to flourish and become more independent.”
As of 1 October, we are delighted to be supporting up to 45 people across six properties in Hillingdon. Most people are living in their own one-bedroom flats and will continue to be supported by experienced staff who have developed positive relationships with individuals and their families. We aim to build on this support and welcome everyone – tenants, families and staff, into Certitude.
Melissa Layton, Head of Service, and Ziki Gwatiringe, Area Manager, are leading on the new contract. Mary Schumm, Director of Learning Disabilities, said:
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to broaden our reach in Hillingdon and enable more people to benefit from the skills and expertise we have to offer at Certitude, supporting people to live great lives. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, including their support teams, and wish them a very warm welcome to Certitude.”