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DLA’s mobility component to stay!

The Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller has announced that disabled people living in residential care will continue to have their additional mobility needs met throughthe  Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The government had planned to remove the mobility component of the benefit but after an outcry form disabled people …

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DLA mobility component – Low Review findings published

Lord Low has completed and published his independent review of government plans to cut mobility support for disabled people living in residential care homes. Details of the report can be found at http://lowreview.org.uk . The Low Review, launched in July 2011, has received over 800 submissions from individuals, local authorities and providers, and held six …

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The Princess Royal Awards 2011

Six members of Livability’s staff have received awards from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in recognition of their outstanding work with disabled people. The award ceremony took place on 1 November  2011 at Lambeth Palace. The Princess Royal Awards were created by national disability Livability to recognise the outstanding contribution of its staff – …

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Shaftesbury Lecture with Paralympic legend a great success

Paralympian legend Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE delivered this year’s Shaftesbury Lecture, organised by national disability charity Livability, on 13 October at Harrow School. Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE discussed her outstanding sporting career and gave an insight on the determination and hard work it takes to become a successful athlete. She also reflected on the importance of giving …

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Autumn Leaves Concert a triumph

The Livability Autumn Leaves concert took place at the Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, on 8 October 2011. The event raised almost £10,000 for disabled and vulnerable people in the UK. The event provided an exciting evening of music with the Hendon Band of the Salvation Army joined by the voices of Britain’s best loved entertainer Brian …

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Ofsted success for Victoria School

Victoria Education Centre and Sports College, Poole, Dorset, has achieved a well-deserved ‘’outstanding’’ rating for the standards of residential care it provides to its disabled students after an inspection by Ofsted. The Ofsted inspection of the school took place on Wednesday 14 September 2011. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and …

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Prayers of renewal

God is continually renewing the whole of creation, and is active in the whole cycle of life, in all its fullness. In this section we offer some suggested Bible readings and prayers that you may like to use when praying either for your own personal renewal, or for the future of Livability and the people …

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Founders’ prayers

Our founders were devout Christians and men of prayer. May we join the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury and John Groom in praying for the work and future of our charity. Lord Shaftesbury “Open our eyes and touch our hearts that we may see and do – both for this world and for that which is …

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The prayer diary

Join the growing number of prayer partners who support Livability. By sharing our joys and challenges, and bringing them to God on our behalf, you can be a part of what God is doing through Livability: transforming communities and individuals. The foundations for Livability were laid by passionate Christians whose faith compelled them to act when …

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Things I can do to engage disabled people more fully in the life of your church

A resource designed to help you explore practical, creative and spiritual ways to engage disabled people more fully in the life of your church and local community. Included in the pack are: Planning the activity The Christian roots of our organisation Key notes for a talk Suggested prayers and hymns Small group dicussion points Interactive …

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