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Government launches “Disability Confident” campaign

The Government wants to encourage companies to employ more disabled people. The new “Disability Confident” campaign highlights the benefits of a diverse workforce where people with disabilities are fully included. As part of the campaign they have launched a new online portal where employers can find information and support to increase their knowledge of how …

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Grand Prix at Victoria Education Centre a great success

Victoria Education Centre held its annual Wheelchair Grand Prix event on Wednesday 26 June as part of their National Schools Sport Week. On the day students, staff and volunteers raced around a specially created race track. Various sports cars and a fire engine were also on display. A prize-giving ceremony celebrated the achievements of the …

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New Livability Blog

We now have a new Blog feature on our website which can be accessed here. Dave’s Blog will feature regular blog posts by our Interim Chief Executive Dave Webber. The first post is all about what the use of Twitter, Facebook or YouTube means for charities and how we can make the best of what …

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Livability launches new Sensory Garden Appeal

Sara, a student at Livability’s Nash College in Kent, takes her first walk of the day through our sensory garden. Surrounded by colourful flowers and leaves, her  face lights up in delight. For disabled students like Sara, and many visitors, our sensory gardens help stimulate all five senses and provide a unique, life-enhancing experience. Several …

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Livability wins Charity Award

Livability are the Disability category winner of the 2013 Charity Awards. Now in its 14th year, the Charity Awards is the highest profile event in the charity calendar and is organised by Civil Society Media. All shortlisted charities were judged by an independent panel of third sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice from …

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Knitted Flower Pergola challenge

Are you a keen knitter?  Would you like to make a real difference to the lives of disabled people? National disability charity Livability is inviting you to help knit a 10 foot tall pergola which will have a wooden framework covered with knitted squares and hundreds of colourful flowers and leaves. The project aim is …

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Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Week

It was National Mental Health Awareness Week last week, an initiative started by the Mental Health Foundation in 2000 to raise public awareness of mental health and wellbeing.  It is a commonly known fact that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue  each year. [1]Similarly according to the World Health Organisation, depression- a …

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Livability’s Spinal Cord Injury Teaching Resource is shortlisted for national award

The Charity Awards are one of the sector’s most prestigious events. National disability charity Livability’s global database has been shortlisted from hundreds of entries in the Disability category. The 2013 winners will be announced on 13th June 2013. Livability Overseas began working in South & South-East Asia in 1995, with a primary focus upon nursing …

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HRH The Princess Royal attends glittering event to support Livability

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attended an event on 8th May 2013 to celebrate the work of Livability and their strong commitment to supporting disabled and vulnerable people all over the UK. The event took place at the Royal Bank of Scotland offices in Bishopsgate.  The Royal Bank of Scotland are a strong advocate …

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Livability at The 2013 Virgin London Marathon

Livability is taking part in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 21st April 2013, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for our on-going work with disabled and disadvantaged people. The London Marathon is the biggest annual fundraising event in the world and what helps make this event so special is the friendship and support that …

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