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Sew good: Louise gets crafty – Autism Awareness Week

In honour of World Autism Awareness Day 2020, 2 April, we hear from Louise, a person we support, about steps she took to try something new – and create something useful to soothe her anxiety she experiences due to her autism. Living with autism Louise is working hard at overcoming her natural tendency to withdraw …

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Equal together with virtual church

Elizabeth Harrison, our colleague in the Community Engagement team at Livability, and a member of St Mary’s Walworth, shares her experience of virtual church, online. We hope you’ll be encouraged by her story to overcome the stumbling blocks of muted microphones and half- head shots to find the new gifts it can offer. On Sunday, …

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Paul boosts team at local firestation

Paul has always dreamed of being a firefighter. He is supported to live as independently as possible at his home at Livability Hafan y Coed, house-sharing with two other disabled people. Paul’s learning disability prevents him from training as a firefighter – but Paul is determined, and with support from Livability’s staff, he is now …

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Lent: time to love your neighbour

In this time of Lent, Mat Ray, Livability Head of Church Partnerships, reflects on how we can care for our neighbours. Chocolate, coffee, biscuits – Lent is traditionally a time for giving things up. But unlike Dry January, Veganuary, Oct-sober, and other months for abstaining, Lent has an explicit spiritual heart; we give up non-essential …

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Lauren empowered by pioneering care model in new Livability flat

We’ve been celebrating with Lauren, who recently invited local MPS, local council contacts and Livability friends and support workers along to mark her move into a brand new supported living flat in Gateshead. Livability Whickham Apartments in Gateshead is a new service with modern, accessible flats, using an innovative, personalised model of support for people …

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Our work adds up

At Livability, we are proud of our outstanding work force #teamlivability – and we strive to be an outstanding employer. Our charity offers jobs ranging from disability care to special education, rehabilitation, HR, admin and many other roles – in our services around the UK and in our national London office. We believe that the …

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A royal visit to remember

This week, long-term Livability supporter John Stillitz has been reliving his first meeting with royalty – HRH The Princess Royal, at Livability Brookside House in North London. John was one of a number of supporters who met Her Royal Highness, Livability’s Patron, at last Wednesday’s afternoon reception, along with Brookside’s 22 residents. Retired businessman John …

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Livability Brookside House, outstanding-rated Edgware care home

This week, disabled people who live at Livability Brookside House, staff and supporters were proud to welcome HRH The Princess Royal, Livability’s Patron, to their Edgware home on Wednesday 19th February. The afternoon reception celebrated Livability Brookside’s recent ‘outstanding’ rating from care inspection body CQC, an achievement highlighted by the princess in her speech. Increasing …

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Love has no barriers

And let us consider how we may encourage one another to love and do good deeds….Hebrews 10: 24 On Valentines, we are reminded about love – how and whom we love.  Staff across our services are in a unique position to not only demonstrate acts of love and kindness every day. They also have the …

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Making a way for the spiritual

Disability can be a barrier to developing your spiritual life. Travelling to a place of worship can make it challenging to join with others – but at Keefield Close in Harlow, Livability’s residential care home for disabled adults, the local church comes to them, in the form of vicar Barbara. Once a fortnight, Revd Barbara …

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