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Resources to help you make a difference to your neighbourhood. You can read all of our latest articles below, or click here to read more about our work →

The wellbeing benefits of being plugged in to your community

Our society values happiness. Newspapers and magazines are awash with stories about people who claim to have found it, while tips and techniques are promoted as ways of achieving it. Andy Parnham, wellbeing

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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

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Together for Good – a community approach to wellbeing

How can churches build a community approach to wellbeing and positive mental health? Livability are launching ‘Together for Good’ – a new, free resource designed to provide churches

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Tough and Gritty Community

Livability returns to Greenbelt this year to talk all things community. Corin Pilling, from the Community Engagement team writes about what’s inspiring him about community and Greenbelt.  The often

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Watching, waiting and hoping in the darkness

In the midst of dark times for many, Corin Pilling reminds us that Advent (the period leading up to Christmas) is all about hope based on a God who is with us in the reality of darkness. Believing it

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We make the road by walking – carving out space for participation in the community

I’ve just returned from a week of walking a section of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. For those unfamiliar with it, the Camino is a traditional route of pilgrimage in tribute to St. James, running

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What does it look like when Everyone is Taking Part? Livability presents at Greenbelt

What does it look like when Everyone Is Taking Part? This is the question Livability asked attendees at this year’s Greenbelt Festival – a Christian arts, faith and social justice conference, held

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What’s the one thing you wish the Church understood about mental health?

‘What one thing do you wish the Church understood about mental health?’ is a question Mat Ray – author of Livability’s Lifting the Lid – has asked people living with ill health. In

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Why is community important in the changing landscape of social care?

Caroline Armitage is the Chair of the Sussex Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust and also Livability’s Chair of Trustees. Caroline speaks about the challenges and opportunities of meeting care needs within

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Why it helps to laugh – the subversive power of humorous humility

Mike Pears has been involved in urban ministry for thirty five years and is currently director of Urban life. He writes here about the power of humorous humility – how sharing stories and laughing at

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