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Right to Ride demonstration

Together with Disabled People Against the Cuts, Transport for All will be holding a day of action for accessible transport on Tuesday 19th June. They will be making the case that if the Government are serious about enabling disabled people into work, they must ensure transport is accessible. Campaigners are asked to meet at the …

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Mencap survey highlights negative impact of cuts

According to a new report by Mencap, one in four adults with a learning disability now spends less than an hour a day outside their homes due to cuts to day services across the country. Nearly a third of local authorities have closed their day services in the last three years, leaving many people with …

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The Grand Shaftesbury Run returns for second edition

After the success of the inaugural The Grand Shaftesbury Run, it returns for a second edition on Sunday 27th May 2012 at the beautiful Shaftesbury estate in Wimborne St Giles, Dorset. There is both a half marathon course and a 10km run, and those participating will be hoping to beat the impressive £8,000 raised for …

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Children and Families Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

A new Children and Families Bill, including measures to improve provisions for children with special educational needs and disabilities, was announced in the Queen’s Speech last Wednesday. The Department for Education described the Bill as ‘the biggest reform in 30 years’. They stated that the main essentials for children with special educational needs and disabilities …

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Livability runners shine at London Marathon

Livability would like to thank all the London Marathon runners who represented the charity in such a fantastic and courageous way on Sunday 22 April 2012. You can view photos from the day on our facebook page Finishing times Adam Maton – 04:29:16 Adrian Morrell – 03:58:38 Alex Minchin – 03:56:04 Amanda Belbin – 04:49:50 …

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Marathon runners gear up for the big day

We would like to wish our London Marathon runners the best of luck as they gear up for the big day next weekend (22nd April). Their fundraising effort has made a huge contribution to our work. If you would like to cheer them on, please join us at our cheering point near Canary Wharf. Our …

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Wheelchair user takes part in 2012 London Marathon

Darren Cossey from Rochford, 38, who is a wheelchair user, is taking part in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon on behalf of national disability charity Livability. Darren is one of five wheelchair users who will race at the rear of  the mass field in this year’s Virgin London Marathon on 22nd April with thousands of …

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Livability trustee receives MBE

Livability has a team of dedicated trustees who give their time and expertise to help the charity run smoothly. Jenny Edwards is one of them and earlier this year her charitable work and dedication to helping others received special recognition when she was awarded the MBE for her services to disabled people. Jenny, a wheelchair …

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Busy Week at Victoria Education Centre

A very busy week ahead at Victoria Education Centre and Sports College , as students will be taking part in Arts week from the 19th – 23rd March. For the whole week students will be encouraged to engage in their creative skills with help from artists, musicians, dancers and various entertainers. Students will also have …

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Livability gives its reaction after Remploy factory closures announcement

Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller has announced that 36 out of 54 Remploy factories are due to close. More than 1,500 disabled people will lose their jobs. Remploy factories were established 66 years ago and employ mainly disabled people. The government announced that the factories that were not financially viable would close. The minister …

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