Combined organisation will be the largest not for profit provider of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs in London.
We are delighted to announce that Certitude and Yarrow have entered into formal discussions with the intention of Yarrow joining Certitude as a wholly owned subsidiary in April 2020.
Certitude and Yarrow have been supporting people with learning disabilities and autism for over 30 years and share a commitment to delivering high quality, creative and innovative support across the capital. The combined financial strength and stability of the new Certitude group will ensure this progressive support for people and families continues.
Certitude supports around 1500 people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs predominantly in west and south London boroughs while Yarrow supports 167 people with learning disabilities and autism in west and north London boroughs. The expanded Certitude group will be the largest not for profit provider of support to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs in London.
Aisling Duffy, as Chief Executive of Certitude will continue to provide strong and effective leadership across the group. Yarrow’s Chief Executive, John Crawford will become Director of Integration to manage the smooth integration of Yarrow with Certitude.
Eleri Ebenezer will continue as Chair of the Certitude board. Some Yarrow board members will join the Certitude board and Yarrow will also retain its own board and legal identity similar to how Support for Living and Southside Partnership operate within the Certitude group currently.