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Lord Shaftesbury opens sensory garden at Livability’s Victoria Education Centre

Livability’s Victoria Education Centre in Poole welcomed Nick Ashley Cooper (the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury) and the Mayor of Poole today for the official opening of a new sensory garden and covered walk way at the school. Victoria is a non-maintained, Ofsted-Outstanding special school in Poole, offering specialised, high quality education, therapy and care for …

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Livability is part of a Christian coalition looking at community approaches to tackling isolation

On a day where the government has launched a new strategy for loneliness, Livability is pleased to be part of a Christian coalition looking at community approaches to tackling isolation. Entitled ‘A Connected Society – a strategy for tackling loneliness’, the report highlights the importance of community connections and social prescribing, in helping people reduce …

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Government announces new strategy to tackling loneliness

Livability welcomes a new strategy on loneliness – launched by the government today. Loneliness is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time, Theresa May has said as the first cross-Government strategy to tackle it is launched. The Prime Minister has confirmed all GPs in England will be able to refer patients experiencing …

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Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018

The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018 is the UK’s first national listing of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping make life better for themselves and others. Michelle (pictured above) was nominated for the Autism Leaders List in the category of Changing Communities. Michelle was previously supported at Livability Conwy service …

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Livability supports a church resource that welcomes everyone in to the Christmas story

As autumn sets in and the journey towards Christmas gets closer, Livability have supported ‘OUTSIDE/IN’ a new resource that welcomes everyone in to the Christmas story. Partnering with the Christian charities ‘Lifewords’, ‘Biblica’ and ‘Torch Trust’, the illustrated booklet and accompanying tools have been created by Lifewords to challenge and encourage churches to proactively consider …

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Growing mental health awareness in SW20

It’s very likely that you, or someone you know, has experienced struggles with mental health. World Mental Health Day – 10 October – confronts us with the fact that one in four adults, and one in ten children, will experience mental health issues. So what can churches do to support people living with mental illness? …

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Growing wellbeing, connections and new skills – An employment project that believes ‘You Can’

Four in five non-disabled people are in work, but the figures are dramatically different for those with mental illness. A report published by the TUC last year stated that just one in four people suffering from a long term mental illness are in work. And less than half of people suffering from depression or anxiety …

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Sharing learning in spinal cord injury – Valerie Taylor OBE visits Livability

On Thursday 4th October, Livability are proud to welcome Valerie Taylor, OBE, to the Livability Spinal Injury Centre (SCI). Valerie is from the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) and will be visiting the service to see Livability’s work in supporting people with spinal cord injury in the UK. Over the past 2 …

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Church, cake and community: How Southwick Baptist Church made everyone welcome on Ability Sunday

Giving everyone the opportunity to share their skills and talents is at the heart of Livability’s work – and nowhere more so than on Ability Sunday. Celebrated by churches of different denominations, sizes and traditions, this annual event (this year held on 9th September 2018), founded and resourced by Livability, is all about running a …

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What’s the biggest question in life you’d like answered?

To help raise much needed awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills, Livability joined forces with Remember A Charity, which concludes at the end of the week. What is Remember a Charity in your Will Week? Remember A Charity is a consortium of 200 of the UK’s favourite charities. Together, we’re encouraging more people …

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