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Community engagement

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 →

Livability Link churches Celebration Event

Last week the Community Engagement team hosted an event to celebrate Livability’s link churches at the Bear Church (Shaftesbury Christian Centre) in Deptford , South East London. The day provided a great opportunity for the link church leaders to gather with senior staff from Livability including Dave Webber, CEO and Caroline Armitage, chair of trustees. …

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Book Review: The Amazing Technicolour Pyjama Therapy

Dr Emily Ackerman was disabled by a chronic illness in her twenties. In her new book  titled The Amazing Technicolour Pyjama Therapy, Emily offers help, encouragement and strategies for those living with a life-long illness. Below is a review of the book. ‘I used to be a doctor. Now I’m a patient.’ When Dr Emily …

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How to get better support for someone with learning disabilities

Parents can be left facing something of a postcode lottery when trying to get support for a child with special needs, as advice varies around the country. Professor Richard Hastings tells us what they can do.  Richard Hastings is Professor of Psychology at Warwick University,  Cerebra Chair of Family Research and part of the Centre …

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Happiness Growing

Hundreds of people have participated in The Happiness Course since it began last year. The course has fast grown in popularity with many courses taking place across the country including Liverpool, Dorset, Rotherham and London. The Happiness course was developed by Livability’s community engagement team which works with some of the poorest and most disadvantaged …

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Livability welcomes Archbishop of York’s comments on need for Church to do more to reach out to people

Livability shares the view recently expressed by the Archbishop of York John Sentamu that the Church needs to do more to reach out as people are left “amid meaninglessness, anxiety and despair”. The Archbishop shared his thoughts on Monday at the General Synod. Livability created its “Happiness Course” for churches just so they could help …

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Prayers of renewal

God is continually renewing the whole of creation, and is active in the whole cycle of life, in all its fullness. In this section we offer some suggested Bible readings and prayers that you may like to use when praying either for your own personal renewal, or for the future of Livability and the people …

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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 touch our hearts that we may see and do – both for this world and for that which is …

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The prayer diary

Join the growing number of prayer partners who support Livability. By sharing our joys and challenges, and bringing them to God on our behalf, you can be a part of what God is doing through Livability: transforming communities and individuals. The foundations for Livability were laid by passionate Christians whose faith compelled them to act when …

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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 activity The Christian roots of our organisation Key notes for a talk Suggested prayers and hymns Small group dicussion points Interactive …

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Livability and Greenbelt Festival collaboration

Festivals and accessibility are rarely considered compatible, but Greenbelt Festivals and the UK’s largest Christian disability charity Livability are working together to change that. Greenbelt is a richly diverse, four-day faith based arts festival. The festival usually attracts audiences of 20,000 people. This year’s Greenbelt festival, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on 26-29 August …

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