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Prayer Diary: January – April 2019

Our journey together for 2019 Welcome to 2019. We invite you to join our prayer journey for the year ahead. In a society where the risk of loneliness and isolation continues to impact disabled people, the power of community connections is more important than ever. At Livability, we believe that it’s through good friendships, networks …

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A Christmas reflection – together, life’s more livable

As we embark upon the week of Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ, we consider the words of the Christmas carol ‘Oh Holy Night’. “The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger In all our trials born to be our friend. Truly He taught us to love one another. His law …

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Community, together at Christmas

Christmas spells C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y at Midlands service Bernard is determined that Christmas shouldn’t be lonely for anyone in the Brackley community, where Livability’s East Midlands Lifestyle Choice service is based. So when Livability manager Mandy Himpson suggested that people from the service organise a Christmas community lunch, with help from clubs and organisations in the area, …

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Big Yorkshire welcome from Livability service

A Christmas wreath on the front door says welcome – and people who live at Livability York House love to welcome people to their home. This week, they invited the community to join them in a Christmas wreathmaking class, to brighten up doors in West Yorkshire. Christmas craft inspiration The idea came from manager Helen …

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Mayor awards £1.5 million to transform Livability’s Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre

Sadiq Khan’s backing to boost local economy, improve the environment and bring people together in one of London’s most deprived boroughs. Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre, part of the Livability family of services has been awarded £1.5 million in a round of funding aimed to reduce deprivation. The money has been awarded through the …

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Christmas Carol Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields 2018

The annual Christmas Carol Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church truly marked the countdown to Christmas. Supporters, special guests, performers and friends attended the annual service. Held this year, on the 11 December, at the beautiful church on the edge of Trafalgar Square, London. Special guests Pam Rhodes, from BBC songs of Praise and The Reverend …

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Watching, waiting and hoping in the darkness

In the midst of dark times for many, Corin Pilling reminds us that Advent (the period leading up to Christmas) is all about hope based on a God who is with us in the reality of darkness. Believing it is a hope that darkness will never be able to overcome, Corin shares his conviction that those who carry out acts of kindness, neighbourliness and transformation – however insignificant or unseen – are bearers of that hope.

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Michelle wins the Changing Communities award in The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities we are delighted to announce an amazing award achievement for Michelle Williams. A passionate disability activist, Michelle has won the award for ‘Changing Communities’ in the National Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List. Michelle was previously supported at a Livability Conwy service in Llandudno, and now works at …

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The beauty treatments that build community in Brackley

Today is Giving Tuesday – new Livability supporter, beauty therapist Chloe Allinson, tells us why she and her partner Jamie decided to give to Livability. At this time of year, there are so many good causes to support – why did you choose Livability? ‘We’ve been living in Brackley for a short while, having moved …

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What is a livable life?

In the lead up to Christmas, Livability is launching a campaign to explore the question: What is a livable life? Visit the campaign area of our web site to watch our new film, get resources for a connected life and read real life stories about the people we support. What’s livable and what’s unlivable? 50% …

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