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Church, cake and community: How Southwick Baptist Church made everyone welcome on Ability Sunday

Giving everyone the opportunity to share their skills and talents is at the heart of Livability’s work – and nowhere more so than on Ability Sunday. Celebrated by churches of different denominations, sizes and traditions, this annual event (this year held on 9th September 2018), founded and resourced by Livability, is all about running a …

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What’s the biggest question in life you’d like answered?

To help raise much needed awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills, Livability joined forces with Remember A Charity, which concludes at the end of the week. What is Remember a Charity in your Will Week? Remember A Charity is a consortium of 200 of the UK’s favourite charities. Together, we’re encouraging more people …

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Career switching to care – One business woman shares her story of becoming a Support Worker

Wendy Snowdon is a Support Worker at Livability York House Ossett, a residential home for disabled adults, some with complex requirements. Wendy explains in her own words how ohe came to a career in social care and celebrates the moments that make it all worthwhile. Have you always worked in social care? No, the total opposite …

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Livability Keefield supporters get wet and windy – all for a good cause

Lee and Scott braved blisters and torrential rain when they undertook a three-day fundraising walk for Livability Keefield Close, raising an astounding £1,000. The two men regularly support Steve, a Keefield resident, on adventurous day trips, including visits to Arsenal’s ground and the London Zoo, provided through Lee and Scott’s company, Learning and Support Services. Livability …

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World Spinal Cord Injury day

On World Spinal Cord Injury day today (5th September), we take a moment to shine a light on the importance of supporting people in their rehabilitation journey. What is World Spinal Cord Injury day? World Spinal Cord Injury day is marked on the 5 September and hopes to create a spinal cord injury inclusive world. …

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It starts with me! This Ability Sunday, how do we create a community where everyone can take part?

Corin Pilling reflects on what it takes to become a community where everyone can take part. Sharing some of the sermon material from The Ability Sunday Pack he discovers the journey starts with us as individuals – how do I view the gifts God has given me? Do I value them and see them as a gift to the community? He finishes with some corporate prayers from the More than Welcome pack.

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Prayer Diary: September – December 2018

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Livability’s prayer diary for 2018 It has been a busy summer in the Livability community that saw us launch ‘More Than Welcome’. The resource is designed for churches as they support the participation of disabled people in church and community life. More Than Welcome is endorsed by our President …

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Livability puts the welcome mat out at Greenbelt

Livability had the welcome mat out for everyone at Greenbelt last weekend. Livability was at the annual faith, arts and music festival Greenbelt as one of the event Associates. Following Livability’s support of Greenbelt’s accessible communion service last year, our focus in 2018 was how churches can support the participation of disabled people. Through workshops …

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Gearing up for Greenbelt 2018

In it’s 45th year, Greenbelt Festival is at Boughton House in Kettering, Northants this weekend. The Livability Team are delighted to be at Greenbelt Festival for another year, you’ll find us in the Greenbelt Takeaway area as well as in the Forge where we’ll be running workshops and events. Last year we supported Greenbelt’s inclusive, …

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Flowers make Yorkshire community bloom

Walk around Ossett marketplace in West Yorkshire and you’ll see big planters bursting with blooms. Despite the blistering summer weather – even in Yorkshire – the plants are looking in tip-top condition, cared for by local volunteers and businesses, including people from Livability York House. York House supporting Ossett in Bloom Peter, who lives at …

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