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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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SMHAFF highly commends Beyond Prison video Aug 02

SMHAFF – the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has Highly Commended Beyond Prison’s ‘Bringing the Outside In’ video in its Best Short Documentary category.  Awards take place in October. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/13324302[/vimeo]

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Recovery: Hope and Choice video Jul 19

Does ‘recovery’ mean something different if you are BAME?  Fanon, part of Southside Partnership,  filmed a series of narratives in an attempt to find out more. [vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/25075175[/vimeo]

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MP’s show support for hate crime campaign Jun 28

Certitude supports Mencap’s hate crime campaign  Stand By Me which was  launched at a parliamentary reception on 21 June 2011.  Read more on the Mencap website. Mencap are asking  police to sign up to the Stand By Me Police Promise.  Read in full:  Stand By Me Guide Stand By Me Police Promise

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Disability march – the hardest hit May 18

On 11 May,  Southside Partnership and Support for Living added their voices to the  thousands of disabled people marching through Westminster to make sure that disabled people had their voices heard on the plans to reform Disability Living Allowance and cuts to social care services.  “We are asking the government, to put a stop to these […]

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Certitude – one year on May 10

At Certitude we believe in sharing our learning. Aisling Duffy spoke at a recent conference on Successful Strategies hosted by Russell Cook Solicitors and Sayer Vincent where she shared with colleagues some of our learning from the merger of Southside Partnership and Support for Living. This short film provides some further insights from people involved […]

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In Control April Newsletter Apr 20

Marianne Selby-Boothroyd, Development Director recently had the opportunity to spend time with fellow Partners in Policymaking graduates working with John O’Brien in developing a vision for the future of community and genuine inclusion. Marianne attended the 2010 “All Together Better” leadership course and Certitude is delighted that another member of staff – Harriet Michael-Phillips is […]

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DLA Mobility: sorting the facts from the fiction Mar 09

The Government says it is committed to social justice for disabled people, and in particular the focus on personalisation and increasing independence for disabled people.  However, the removal of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance [DLA], soon to become the Personal Independence Payment [PIP] from people living in residential care, will directly undermine […]

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Janette Gaffney joins the Leadership Team Feb 04

Certitude is pleased to announce a new member of the Leadership Team. Janette Gaffney joins the Learning Disabilities Directorate at the beginning of March as Director of Learning Disabilities and will be based in Balham. Janette brings with her a wealth of experience. Janette was previously Director of Care and Support for a similar organisation. Janette […]

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Government cuts affect us all Feb 04

Certitude Chief Executive, Aisling Duffy, is committed to minimising the impact of Government cuts on Certitude customers.  The level of funding cuts announced by the Coalition government is greater than most local authorities expected. In practice this means that local authorities will have to take tough decisions about what they will, and will not, be […]

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