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Mayor and Mayoress of Kensington and Chelsea visit Certitude!

image shows a mayoral visit to people we support

The Mayor and Mayoress of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Will Pascall and Councillor Sarah Addenbrooke, visited people supported by Certitude on 22 January.

Chair of the Certitude Board Eleri Ebenezer, Certitude CEO Aisling Duffy and Manager Shamsuddin Burug were on hand to greet the Mayor and Mayoress and explain how they provide the highest quality of support for people.

Aisling Duffy says: “It was fantastic to have the Mayor and Mayoress take an interest in our approach and engage with the people we support. The visit was a great opportunity to show them how excellent support is being achieved in Kensington and Chelsea. With government cuts to social care, it is vital that those with the most complex needs are not left isolated and vulnerable.”

Susan, who is supported by Certitude and lives in one of the houses the Mayor visited, says: “I like it here, the Certitude staff support me well. They help me walk as sometimes I find it hard to move. We do lots of things together, like listen to music or go dancing. I baked the cakes for everyone today!”

The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Will Pascall commented: “I have really enjoyed meeting people today, hearing more about Certitude and seeing first-hand the high level of support offered to people with learning disabilities. It was great to meet staff who are passionate about what they do and it is very encouraging to know that such wonderful support is available in the borough.”

You can find out more about the support we provide to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs across London here: