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Cuts to legal aid to affect many disabled people

Livability has signed up to support a campaigning initiative by Justice for All highlighting the negative impact that planned cuts to legal aid will have on disabled people. Justice for All has produced a briefing document that sets out how changes to legal aid will deny vital legal advice to 78,000 disabled people each year. …

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Livability announces closure of self-catering holiday home service

For a number of years, Livability has been proud to deliver our self-catering holiday homes service. It has provided opportunities for many disabled people to enjoy holidays and recreational time away from home with their families. Livability is committed to providing opportunities and services that provide a high level of care, quality and customer experience. …

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Support disabled children petition

The Children’s Society has launched an e-petition as part of their campaign to reverse plans to cut support by up to £27 per week for 100,000 disabled children. Livability is one of the 28 charities who have pledged their support to the initiative. The e-petition can be accessed at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/915 The Children’s Society states that following the introduction of …

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Livability responds to education Green Paper

Livability has submitted its response to the Government consultation on its Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability Green Paper. The full response can be accessed here . The Government consultation will be followed by a period of testing proposals in local areas form September 2011. The Government Green Paper …

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Norwich MP launches John Grooms Court building work

John Grooms Court, Norwich, officially celebrated the start of its refurbishment building work on Friday 24 June. The event was attended by local MP Chloe Smith as well as Canon Richard Bowett and other members of the John Grooms fundraising committee. John Grooms Court staff and residents also gathered to enjoy the celebrations. John Grooms …

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Hinwick Hall College opera performance

Students and staff at Hinwick Hall College will stage an exciting and colourful representation of their very own opera ”The Funny Forest” on Friday 24 June 2011. Students and staff created the ”Dream Team Opera Company” and came up with their own costumes, choreography and songs.  They were helped by professionals from the Royal Opera …

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Welfare Bill vote update

On 15th June, MPs voted by a majority of 56 votes to give the Government the power to remove the mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people living in residential care. The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 2013/14. The Welfare Reform Bill will now go …

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Southend MP visits Dolphin Court

James Duddridge MP for Rochford and Southend East visited the Dolphin Court care home on Friday 10 June. It was a great opportunity for residents and staff to talk to their MP on a variety of issues close to their hearts including the accessibility to the town centre for disabled people with mobility restrictions as …

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Livability and Greenbelt Festival collaboration

Festivals and accessibility are rarely considered compatible, but Greenbelt Festivals and the UK’s largest Christian disability charity Livability are working together to change that. Greenbelt is a richly diverse, four-day faith based arts festival. The festival usually attracts audiences of 20,000 people. This year’s Greenbelt festival, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on 26-29 August …

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Livability writes to MPs on mobility vote

Livability has written to all the MPs who have a Livability care home or other service in their constituencies to encourage them to vote against the withdrawal of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance. MPs will vote on the matter on Wednesday 15 June. The mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, soon to …

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