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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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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: 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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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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