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Church can be a place to welcome people living with dementia

We all need to find ways of creating more inclusive communities for those living with dementia. Churches are ideally placed to make an important response, says Livability’s Associate on Dementia, Charlotte

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Creating Community… a taster of the new ‘Together for Good’ resource

Livability’s Together for Good resource is a series of five Bible Studies focused on what leads to individual and collective wellbeing. Based around 1 Corinthians 12, Week Four explores social capital

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Creativity and the dementia friendly church – Livability explores approaches to support people living with dementia

The role of using creative approaches in developing dementia friendly churches was the subject of an event held yesterday by Livability. The event drew together church leaders, community workers and carers

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Dementia and spirituality – we may forget but God remembers

Ruth Young explores the issue of spirituality and progressive cognitive conditions such as dementia, reminding us that this mystery is at the heart of our humanity. We also discover that, as far as Bible

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Dementia: changing ‘seldom heard’ to ‘seen and heard’ involves us all

Many in our communities who are lonely and isolated also feel unseen and unheard. This is particularly true for those with dementia and their carers who may have been previously well-connected but begin

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Do you know what you need to be happy? The Happiness Course could help you find out

What makes us happy? It’s a question that has been debated by philosophers and scientists for centuries but are we any closer to knowing the answer? Our competitive culture encourages many of us to pursue

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Flowers make Yorkshire community bloom

Walk around Ossett marketplace in West Yorkshire and you’ll see big planters bursting with blooms. Despite the blistering summer weather – even in Yorkshire – the plants are looking in tip-top condition,

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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

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Four keys that move us towards lasting happiness

In this extract from his recent book ‘Lasting Happiness: In search of deeper meaning and fufilment’, Andy Parnham looks at some practical ways we can all learn to handle the “what”; grow

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Friendship Really Matters: 29,000 people with learning disabilities worry about leaving elderly parents alone. This is how church community groups can make a difference

29,000 people1 with learning disabilities live with parents aged 70-plus. The Learning Disability Commission states that ‘People with a learning disability in this situation often find themselves

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