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‘The power of belonging – discovering the confidence to lead with vulnerability’ – an extract

Will van der Hart and Rob Waller believe that authentic leaders are those who have faced their issues of shame, insecurity and loneliness and choose to reveal their vulnerability. Sharing their own stories and exploring the hidden emotions many leaders hide behind, they offer ways to find wholeness, healing and belonging. This is an extract from Chapter 1 which looks at the importance of authentic belonging.

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Livability and Poole Borough Council join forces to provide an employment service which runs from a local library

Supporting people grow in confidence and to access better job opportunities, is part of the work Livability’s work in Dorset. The local team have just partnered up with Poole Borough Council and other teams to deliver a special ‘one stop shop’ Employment Advice Service at Hamworth Library every Tuesday. So why is the work needed …

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Balance for better – what does the care sector need?

The focus of this year’s International Women’s Day is all about better balance (#BalanceforBetter). Today we’re celebrating the vital contribution that women make delivering care services every day across our charity. But in the care sector, balanced gender diversity needs a boost to see better male representation too. So women and men from our community …

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Finding love

When Chris joined Livability’s day service in the East Midlands last year, he was hoping to make friends – but didn’t dream he would meet his wife-to-be. This service provides lifeskills, training and activities in line with government’s social prescribing focus, as part of Livability’s wider services in the region. He struck up a close …

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The action men that take on extreme sports

Nothing cheers up February like planning a holiday. Richard had always dreamed of an extreme sports holiday but didn’t think it would be possible. Until staff at his residential care home produced a brochure and arranged a holiday of a lifetime. Extreme sports goals Richard Hooper and Richard Jones are thrill-seekers who share a love …

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What it means to be a Support Worker – Karl shares his story

From disco dancing, singing at Asda, or trips to Blackpool – the life of a Livability support worker is never dull. Karl is a Support Worker with the Livability Conwy team, caring for two women with intellectual disabilities. He shares his story. Tell us about yourself I have a bit of diverse background – I’m …

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Understanding dementia – from the inside

Jennifer Bute was a senior GP in the UK when she developed Young Onset Dementia. She became determined to use the unique opportunity of experiencing dementia from the inside to find ways of understanding and living with it in order to help others and those who care for them.

This is an extract – looking at understanding behaviour – from her book, Dementia from the Inside: a Doctor’s Personal Journey of Hope, written with Louise Morse.

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Loving your neighbour

Larry Platner and his wife Eea are committed to knowing and loving the people God has placed them among – those who live on the same London street. He shares what this means for them and why he believes it’s important to love our neighbours first before speaking to them of God’s love.

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Together for Good – a community approach to wellbeing

How can churches build a community approach to wellbeing and positive mental health? Livability are launching ‘Together for Good’ – a new, free resource designed to provide churches with Bible Studies and group exercises exploring the themes of happiness, meaning and wellbeing. It’s written and produced with wellbeing expert Dr Andy Parnham and Corin Pilling, Deputy Director of …

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Facing Blue Monday head on – Stephen’s Ucan story

Blue Monday returns on 21 January – the day deemed to be the most depressing of 2019. Better mental health is an outcome for many participants in Livability’s UCan programme, as they gain skills and confidence which can help them beat isolation and connect with their community. Poole resident Stephen Merrett tells us why he’s …

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