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Hinwick Hall College open days – come and visit the college facilities

Hinwick Hall College are holding open days on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 March 2012 between 9.30am and 5.00pm. The college already held similar successful events on 25th January and Thursday 26th January 2012 which attracted over 50 visitors. Potential students and their families can visit the college, view its facilities and meet staff and …

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Accessible holidays: Useful links

We’ve put together a list of recommended suppliers of accessible holidays and accessible holiday accommodation. Altogether Travel Altogether Travel specialises in accessible and supported holidays and have a team of care trained holiday companions to accompany our customers wherever they choose to go in the world. Disability Holidays Directory is the UKs largest specialist …

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All That Glitters Jewellery Appeal

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities in the UK? You can help us raise much-needed funds by recycling any unwanted, old or broken jewellery you might have. All donated jewellery is carefully evaluated before it is recycled and turned into a donation …

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The Knitted Christmas tree: Success story

Year before last, fundraisers came together in a challenge to create a Christmas tree to raise funds for Livability’s residential home, John Grooms Court in Norwich. People were asked to knit squares and decorations which together would be hung on a wooden framework to create a 15 foot Christmas tree. After an overwhelming response, 600 …

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Help disabled people by taking part in the 2012 London 10K Run or London Virgin Marathon

Seeking a challenge for 2012? Why not improve your level of fitness and help some of the most vulnerable people in the UK at the same time? By taking part you would be able to help national disability charity Livability raise much-needed funds to support disabled people by taking part in the 2012 ASICS British …

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Livability resident to take part in Olympics ceremony

George, 25, who lives in Tower Hamlets has just heard that his dream of taking part in the opening or closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games has become a reality. George has just been told that he has been selected after successfully completed the audition process to become a Ceremonies Volunteer Performer in …

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Support disability campaigner’s e-petition

Campaigner Pat Onions, who is disabled and  also a carer, has launched an e-petition to draw attention to the fact that funding cuts are affecting disabled people in a disproportionate manner. Livability is supporting her intiative alongside organizations such as Mind, RNIB, Radar and Scope. The petition can be accessed here The petition needs to …

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Livability responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has warned that children’s health and education could be adversely affected by the Welfare Reform Bill. Dr Maggie Atkinson today published her first Child Rights Impact Assessment, showing the potential effects of the Bill on children’s rights in England. Adam Bonner, Director of Community Mission at national disability charity …

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Livability signs up to joint letter on legal aid

Livability, alongside thirty-one charities, advice and legal organisations, has just signed a joint letter calling for Peers to carefully consider the impact of cuts to legal aid on individuals. The letters points out that over 78,000 disabled people and 140,000 children will be denied help if the Bill goes through. This also follows up on …

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Responsible Reform report criticises government DLA consultation

The Responsible Reform report, launched on 9th January 2012,  scrutinizes  the  government’s consultation on, and its implementing of,  the  Disability Allowance  (DLA) reform. Written with input from disabled people, the report is largely critical and its main findings include: Concerns at how the Government conducted the consultation Worries that although a large majority of disabled …

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