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Prayer Diary: May – August 2019

Spring is here and we hope you have had a wonderful Easter…     Each year, the journey of Easter is a celebration of God’s amazing grace and the transformational hope it brings. At Livability – along with our church partners and faithful prayer supporters – we are determined to live out this hope in …

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Marathon stars of 2019

An amazing 64 #teamLivability runners pounded the streets of London at one of the most iconic running routes in the world, the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. What you see on the day is the result of days, weeks and months of gruelling training and the personal stories that drive so many of runners to …

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Sports for all – getting active at the pool and on the pitch

With physical activity known to be vital for physical and mental health and wellbeing, disabled people supported by Livability are not content with sitting still. With the London Marathon coming up fast, we’ll see people of all ages and abilities crossing the finishing line this weekend. Not everyone can run a marathon, and not all …

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Jamie’s first ever Marathon

With only one more weekend to go until one of London’s most iconic sporting events, The Virgin Money London Marathon – we hear from one of our amazing marathon runners. Jamie tells us why he got involved and shares his dedicated training regime. We wish Jamie and all the #teamlivability runners all the best in …

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On track – or not? A journey testing accessibilty on the tube

For disabled people, transport can put huge barriers in the way of something as ordinary as a day out. Philip, who is supported by Livability, set out on a journey of discovery. Finding your way around London can be complicated, made more so if you have accessibility needs –  only 25% of Underground stations are …

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Creating Community… a taster of the new ‘Together for Good’ resource

Livability’s Together for Good resource is a series of five Bible Studies focused on what leads to individual and collective wellbeing. Based around 1 Corinthians 12, Week Four explores social capital – what binds people together in communities – and finds there are proven health and spiritual benefits for an outward-looking attitude and engagement.

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Lessons from a window sill in Eden (Street)

Maggie Harding’s neighbours decorate their external window sill with ornaments, trusting those who pass by not to take them. Inspired and challenged by this simple act of faith, which results in everyone feeling better about themselves and their community, she asks – do you have the faith to do something similar in your street?

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All in tune – Singing that grows wellbeing

Community choir and singing guru Gareth Malone has shown that singing is good for the soul. Singing is certainly something that chimes with people at a Livability North London care home. Ask people who live at Livability Brookside about what they enjoy doing, and ‘singing’ comes up quite a bit. Brookside residents are spoiled for …

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One Show presenter to host event in support of Livability London marathon runner

BBC One Show presenter Michelle Ackerley is to host a talk about her career as a TV presenter and journalist at her former school. Michelle is doing the event to inspire pupils as they consider their future career and also support a friend in his fundraising efforts for Livability. John Offord – a former colleague of Michelle’s …

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Oscars inspiration: Loving film and living life – Tom’s story

The recent Oscars ceremony 2019 was a highlight for film studies graduate Tom, who recently moved to Livability’s residential service in Hereford. Tom studied film production technology and has a ‘pro’ profile on the movie website IMDB. Tom doesn’t allow anything to be a barrier to his ambitions. Naturally sociable, he has established connections and …

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