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Games turn B-O-R-E-D into B-O-A-R-D

People who live at Livability Ashley Place aren’t used to being stuck indoors. They usually get out and about as much as possible so the coronavirus lockdown found people feeling rather stuck for more things to do at home. Car insurance business Lexis Nexis Risk (LNR) stepped into the breach with a thoughtful offer: would …

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Prayer Diary: May – July 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the Livability’s Prayer Diary. Dear friends, We’re living through times that feel unprecedented, unique. But let’s remember the challenges faced by God’s people in the Old Testament; enemy invasion, wilderness survival, not to mention the plague of frogs! And God faithfully protected his people and brought them through danger. …

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Barney the bear brings joy in lockdown

Livability staff know the people they support very well – and know that some, who have an intellectual disability, choose to have soft toys in their rooms, something which brings joy and comfort. Livability North East’s Vicky Chaters saw how Covid-19 restrictions were making some people she works with feel lonely and unhappy, and hit …

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Livability  launches  £1M appeal  to protect  disabled  people  during the coronavirus pandemic

On 21 April 2020, Livability launched its Emergency Coronavirus Appeal, asking supporters, the public and the government to protect the health of people with a disability. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted life for us all as we seek to protect against its harsh effects. For the people within our care services, however, there is almost always a higher risk of life-threatening complications if the virus is contracted, even though …

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Livability Victoria School gains communication accreditation

Enabling shops and businesses to improve communication with customers who have communication disabilities is the goal of a new rating scheme – with Livability Victoria School as an ‘early adopter’ of the project. Livability Victoria School’s speech and language therapy team took the scheme’s training – called the Communication Access Symbol UK (CAUK) – which is …

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‘Over the fence’ concert at Livability Treetops

On Wednesday 22 April 2020, Livability Treetops held its first ‘Over the Fence’ concert with performance by local artist Ed Talbot, singer for local covers band Loosen Up, who played an ensemble of modern and classic songs to care home residents on a guitar with support from a portable amp. Talbot, a regular performer at …

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Just the tonic: from gin to sanitiser

Protecting the health and safety of the people we support and our staff has been Livability’s number one priority since the Covid-19 pandemic began. One result of this is we need at least triple the amount of alcohol-based hand sanitiser across all our services. Sourcing sanitiser Enter… Livability’s Quality Team, in charge of sourcing and …

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Happy Easter from Livability

We can’t shy away from the fact that this may be the most unusual Easter weekend we will have experienced in our lifetimes. So, as a little Easter treat from us, we are shining a spotlight on one of our services making wonderful efforts this weekend (and always) and offering you a reflection of hope. …

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A letter from HRH the Princess Royal

During this time of crisis, we are honoured to have received a letter of recognition and encouragement from our patron, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal.

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Considering disabled members of the community

At Livability, we aim to help churches create communities where everyone is included. But as we respond to coronavirus, how can this be achieved with those who are disabled? With churches asking what they can do to offer the most effective help, we offer some principles to operate by and some ideas to put into …

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