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First museum of learning disability opens Feb 02

Langdon Down was once a progressive hospital, now it’s the first museum of learning disability. Fore more information and opening times visit their website. Dr John Langdon Down was a Victorian physician who established Normansfield in 1868 as a family home and a place where people with learning disabilities could be cared for and educated […]

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Partners in Policymaking Jan 31

Two of our staff are ‘Partners in Policymaking’ graduates and recently met up with other partner graduates to create a short film highlighting their good news stories since taking part in the course. It’s really inspiring stuff! Read more and view.

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Continuing to work together Jan 19

Our current strategy focuses on ensuring greater choice and control for our customers, whilst delivering high standards of quality and value for money. Our work at the moment in achieving this, is focused on using Working Together for Change as well as introducing ISF’s across the organisation. Working with Helen Sanderson Associates, our blog on […]

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Welfare bill defeat Jan 12

We are delighted the government’s plans to reform welfare were defeated. Plans to means-test employment and support allowance (ESA) payments for disabled people after only a year were rejected by peers.  This is great news for the people we support.  Read more>>  

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Choosing a support provider Jan 10

Certitude has been working with VODG – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group – in preparing a guide to help people choose their support provider. The guide is aimed at anyone who needs to buy support for themselves, a friend or relative. It aims to help you learn what to look for when choosing a provider and […]

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Welfare Reform Bill amended to retain mobility component Dec 01

Here it as at last – the written Ministerial Statement  –  Maria Miller confirming that the Government will be putting forward an amendment to the Welfare Reform Bill to retain the mobility component.  It’s in writing – there’s no going back!

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The Low Review on the proposed removal of DLA mobility benefit Nov 10

On 3 November Lord Low launched the report of his independent review into the proposed removal of the DLA mobility benefit for anyone living within state funded residential care. Should the proposal go ahead, this will obviously have significant implications for a number of people we support. Lord Low found overwhelming evidence that there is […]

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Learning Disability Today Exhibition 29 November 2011 Oct 18

Certitude is exhibiting at the Learning Disability Today Exhibition, Business Design Centre, Islington, London.  We will be on Stand 31.  Come and say hello!  Seminars will be taking place throughout the day – see below.  For more information visit  www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk.  Tickets are £ 24 to attend but people with learning disabilities, unwaged, full-time students, unpaid […]

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Timebanking pioneer Dr. Edgar Cahn gives talk at Fanon Resource Centre Oct 06

Dr Edgar Cahn the founder of Timebanking gave a talk about his work and held a question and answer session on during his visit to the UK. Dr. Edgar Cahn is a civil rights lawyer and social innovator. As an activist, he has made impacts in areas as diverse as hunger and malnutrition, poverty, indigenous […]

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Sharing learning with Helen Sanderson Associates Sep 13

Certitude is delighted to be sharing its learning about personalisation on Helen Sanderson’s website. Over the coming months we will be talking about our use of Individual Service Funds and Working Together for Change. Click on the link to see our first blog.

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