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A conversation with Katherine Welby-Roberts – Live Well Together

In the lead up to the launch of Livability’s Live Well Together, the new workshop to explore mental health, we spoke to Katharine Welby- Roberts, author and mental health advocate. Katherine talks about what is changing in church responses to mental health and where the barriers still exists, as well as exploring what unique gifts …

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Let’s live well together: one church explores our new mental health resource

Churches are frequently on the frontline when it comes to supporting people experiencing mental ill health, something which motivated primary school teacher and church leader Alex Povey to try out Livability’s new Live Well Together course. Designed to enable church communities to develop healthy habits to foster ongoing good mental health and a mutually supportive …

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More faith, more joy, more love

Over the August bank holiday we joined the ONE event, a Christian festival organised by the Ground level network of churches, held on the Lincolnshire showground each year. This year around 4,000 people gathered over the scorching summer weekend to enjoy the festival, along with a team of volunteers and Livability staff who lead a …

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Livability Flourish garden wins Britain in Bloom Neighbourhood award

Our Flourish Garden at Livability Holton Lee has won a Britain in Bloom Neighbourhood award and been classed as Outstanding! The Flourish Garden is a wellbeing project on our Holton Lee site that invites disabled people and those living with mental health problems to improve their wellbeing through gardening. There are 350 acres of land bursting full …

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Self-care and wellbeing: Healing our Relationship with Self

On October 10th in London, we’re supporting Sanctuary Ministries in a special event on the topic of self-care and wellbeing; Healing Our Relationship with Self. Therapist, researcher, and Liturgist podcast host Hillary McBride will discuss self-care and the barriers we face in offering care and compassion to ourselves. Ahead of the event, we offer a …

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Making memories for life

Dying well is not easy to talk about but at Livability, we know what a difference good end of life care makes to families and their loved ones. Often this involves thinking ahead as someone’s illness progresses, to make plans that will be a comfort in bereavement – as for Leigh and his family, at …

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Why it’s time to rediscover the sustaining power of joy

Corin Pilling is inspired by veteran civil rights campaigner Dr Cornel West’s comments on recognising and nurturing joy – whether that’s in the midst of the struggle, the fight for justice or a personal challenge. Corin explores the sustaining of joy for both individuals and communities, particularly when combined with the practice of gratitude and the determination to see – and celebrate – unexpected gifts.

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Remember a Charity Week 2019

Livability are marking Remember a Charity Week from the 9th to the 15th September 2019 by asking people to pass on something wonderful and leave a gift to Livability in their Will. For over 100 years gifts in Wills have been helping us to continue running our services that support disabled people. Gifts in Wills …

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Making the church family richer

As churches around the country prepare to celebrate Livability’s Ability Sunday this weekend, we talk to Revd Peter Homden, leader of an Anglican church whose approach to disability is ‘accommodate, don’t exclude’ ‘At The Church of the Good Shepherd, we don’t see disability as something that impedes fellowship and worship,’ says Revd Peter. ‘Everything we …

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Farah and Bethan’s Ability Sunday story

Livability’s Ability Sunday is all about celebrating the gifts and contribution that disabled people make to the community – but too often, they are not given the opportunity. Farah doesn’t let her disability stop her taking part, and the community where she lives in North Wales is the richer for it. Volunteering Farah and Bethan …

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