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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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Making space for dementia: how two people’s approach to care made such a difference to someone living with dementia

Yo Tozer-Loft is a professional singer and storyteller, a mother, a wife – and a carer. She cared for her father, who had a dementia diagnosis, for two years until he died. She tells us here about the

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The Art of Slowing Down – providing spiritual support to people living with dementia

Corin Pilling reflects on what he has learnt leading services in a care home. He shares the discovery that simple activities offered with time, patience and the opportunity to participate have the power

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The Search for Clarity and Confidence – how to work out your Christian Distinctive

Livability team members Anna Ruddick and Ruth Young both have lots of experience in advising Christian organisations on articulating their Christian ethos. This is the story of how they recently helped

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Livability joins ‘Christians Together Against Loneliness’ to tackle isolation amongst older people

Livability has become part of a new faith based coalition called ‘Christians Together Against Loneliness’ to tackle isolation amongst older people. The partner organisations backing the resource include:

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Supporting people living with dementia to celebrate their faith journey – Livability launches ‘My Faith Matters’

For Dementia Action Week, Livability – the disability charity that connects people with their communities – have launched a new resource to support people living with dementia capture and celebrate

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It’s time to move beyond ‘I’m fine’ – how churches can create a culture of real conversation around mental health

How often to we say ‘I’m fine’ and give the big ‘thumbs up’, when the reality could be very different? How supported do people feel in being able to share their experiences of mental

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How to do dementia inclusive church with courage and co-production

One of Livability’s core values that shapes our work is to be courageous. In this article, Charlotte Overton-Hart shares what it means to be courageous in working for dementia inclusive church, and

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Loneliness, mental health & family breakdown – the top issues all churches face

Andy Parnham, Livability’s Community Engagement Wellbeing Advisor, explores a new survey revealing an increase in community engagement by churches in England. The challenges are great, but there’s

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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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