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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Nov 05

Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house, nothing was stirring, except our community choirs who’ve got a big concert coming up and they’re very busy rehearsing! It’s our third ever Christmas Carol Concert and we’re cranking it up a notch and are being supported by Just Voices! This year promises to raise the frosty bar […]

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Treat Me Right! cited as best practice in Parliamentary debate Nov 02

Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, mentioned Treat Me Right! in a parliamentary debate on avoidable deaths of people with autism and/or learning disabilities which took place recently (October 2018). The debate was prompted by an e-petition by Paula McGowan, the mother of a patient called Oliver who is autistic and died in circumstances […]

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Winning support Oct 31

Teams and individuals from Certitude have been receiving lots of awards this month. We are very proud that both James Morris and John Keaveny have been awarded places on Learning Disability and Autism Leadership List. This is a new award which recognises people with autism and learning disabilities who are working to make things better. […]

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Taking a ride on the Magic Carpet Oct 22

Earlier this month, MP for Ealing Southall, Virendra Sharma, took a ride on a ‘Magic Carpet’, explored sensory boxes and met with some of the local people with learning disabilities who are supported at The Dominion Centre, Southall. Mr Sharma was invited to experience it’s latest innovation – a ‘Magic Carpet’. Day Opportunities Manager Andrea Ricci […]

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Certitude joins Equally Well UK Sep 18

On 13 September 2018 Certitude joined the launch of a new nationwide collaborative, Equally Well UK and signed the historic ‘Charter for Equal Health’. The Charter for Equal Health offers a vision for improved physical health support for anyone living in the UK with a significant mental ill-health. It sets out how organisations working nationally […]

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I’ll be there for you… Sep 10

Each year, more than 800,000 people take their lives across the world. More than 6,000 people take their life in the UK and Republic of Ireland every year – an average of 18 a day. A crucial point could be reaching out to people who are going through a difficult time. Certitude’s Solidarity in a […]

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Ola Barcelona! Aug 30

Gr8 support can mean many things to different people – encouraging, supporting, advocating, respectful to name a few. Umal, Deputy Manager at Certitude’s Richmond service embodies these in every way. Here, she tells us about supporting Moshiur on his first holiday abroad… “Moshiur has autism and communicates with few words. He was very enthusiastic and […]

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Gr8 Support: James is always achieving Aug 30

James is a young man with Asperger’s who has turned his love of mascots into providing entertainment for children’s parties and entertaining at charity events. Here, Mark Wallis, Certitude Manager, shares what James’ staff team have learnt from James and how they are supporting him to achieve his dreams. “When James first shared his hobby […]

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Schools out for Summer! Jul 26

It was an inspiring last day of term in Bromley last week, when Newstead Wood School hosted their Commemoration Day celebrations on Friday 20th July. House captains from across the school pulled together to organise the school’s annual celebration of its establishment in 1957, raising money for Certitude in the process. Under sunny Kent skies, […]

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Good thymes in Ealing Jul 18

Our day centre, The ARC in Ealing, West London has a lovely garden including raised vegetable beds and a poly tunnel where we grow tomatoes and courgettes. Yesterday, we had a visit from Jessica from online fruit and veg retailer Abel & Cole, who came to watch a cookery session which used fresh ingredients from the weekly fruit […]

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