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A Dementia Inclusive Church Guide: Travelling Together

As Dementia Action Week draws to a close, Charlotte Overton-Hart, Livability Dementia Associate, shares reflections on what it means to live with dementia and ways we can work together to to respond to the challenge of dementia. Each Dementia Action Week sees more people tuning in to the reality of what it means to live …

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Celebrating nursing at Livability Treetops

Mandy Nixon, registered nurse and acting manager at Livability Treetops, tells us about the difference that good nursing care makes to people’s lives and futures. Livability’s portfolio of services includes highly specialised, residential nursing care as well as caring for people with spinal and brain injury, and high-dependency needs. Tell us about Livability Treetops We’re …

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HRH The Princess Royal attends ‘Meet the Makers’ to celebrate disabled artists

A Beatles jigsaw dress, fiery dragon, metal work sculpture and bumble bee mosaic – all got royal attention this week, at an event celebrating the art and creativity of disabled people. ‘Meet the Makers’ was an inspiring event hosted by Livability in the presence of Livability’s Patron – HRH The Princess Royal, to showcase art, …

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Rallying round the rota – enabling those with dementia to remain on active service

Charlotte Overton-Hart works with the Community Engagement team on dementia. She is passionate about enabling those with dementia to continue participating in church and community life and contributing their gifts & service as long as possible. Here she discusses how, with a bit of tweaking and the introduction of a buddy scheme, people with dementia can remain active members of the congregation.

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Marathon stars of 2019

An amazing 64 #teamLivability runners pounded the streets of London at one of the most iconic running routes in the world, the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. What you see on the day is the result of days, weeks and months of gruelling training and the personal stories that drive so many of runners to …

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Sports for all – getting active at the pool and on the pitch

With physical activity known to be vital for physical and mental health and wellbeing, disabled people supported by Livability are not content with sitting still. With the London Marathon coming up fast, we’ll see people of all ages and abilities crossing the finishing line this weekend. Not everyone can run a marathon, and not all …

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Prayer Diary: May – August 2019

Spring is here and we hope you have had a wonderful Easter…     Each year, the journey of Easter is a celebration of God’s amazing grace and the transformational hope it brings. At Livability – along with our church partners and faithful prayer supporters – we are determined to live out this hope in …

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Jamie’s first ever Marathon

With only one more weekend to go until one of London’s most iconic sporting events, The Virgin Money London Marathon – we hear from one of our amazing marathon runners. Jamie tells us why he got involved and shares his dedicated training regime. We wish Jamie and all the #teamlivability runners all the best in …

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On track – or not? A journey testing accessibilty on the tube

For disabled people, transport can put huge barriers in the way of something as ordinary as a day out. Philip, who is supported by Livability, set out on a journey of discovery. Finding your way around London can be complicated, made more so if you have accessibility needs –  only 25% of Underground stations are …

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Creating Community… a taster of the new ‘Together for Good’ resource

Livability’s Together for Good resource is a series of five Bible Studies focused on what leads to individual and collective wellbeing. Based around 1 Corinthians 12, Week Four explores social capital – what binds people together in communities – and finds there are proven health and spiritual benefits for an outward-looking attitude and engagement.

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