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Beer, Bruno and Brackley: bring it, says Livability litter group

When Livability Brackley started a litter picking group to support the local community, they weren’t expecting it to lead to free drinks – and Frank Bruno. The group goes out regularly to tidy the area, supported by staff from this East Midlands service, which works with people with a wide range of ability and living …

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Getting the best out of life with Direct Payments: how Livability’s support makes a difference

Accessing your care and support through direct payments is a completely new – and often scary – landscape for someone who has been supported in residential care most of their life. It can also be a great opportunity for a disabled person to fine-tune exactly how they want to be supported and to use this …

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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, cared for by local volunteers and businesses, including people from Livability York House. York House supporting Ossett in Bloom Peter, who lives at …

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Prime Minister recognises Livability Manager in Point of Light Awards

Livability staff member Fiona Stephenson was honoured this week by Prime Minister Theresa May, when Fiona received a prestigious ‘Point of Light’ award from the UK Government for her contribution to spinal injury care. In a personal letter to Fiona, The Rt Hon Mrs May highlighted her work as ‘inspiring professionals to integrate spinal cord …

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Curry, care and being a Kylie fan – Why personalised care really matters to Ashaq

This week, Ashaq cooked a curry for dinner. No biggie perhaps, but for Ashaq, this apparently simple task represents a long journey out of pain and loss, with the support of an expert Livability residential care team. Ashaq was at the lowest point in his life when he arrived at Livability York House, home to …

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Supporting disabled people into employment with the North Wales Pioneer newspaper

Getting work can be a hard job, especially if you need to overcome disabling barriers or job scarcity. In Colwyn Bay, people with learning disabilities who use Livability’s day services are proving that everyone has something to contribute, if they are given the chance – and their work is helping to build a more connected …

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Independent living – why community connections matter to Darren

Darren loves the community where he lives. Being sociable wasn’t always his thing, he says – but using Livability’s independent living services has helped him to grow in confidence and independence. Darren uses Livability’s services in Llandudno for a couple of hours each day, to support him with the tasks involved with running his own …

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Livability film up for Charity Film Award – made with a cast of the people we support

A film made with a cast of some of the people that use Livability’s services is up for a Charity Film Award. The film is called ‘It All Adds Up’ and has been submitted to the Charity Film Awards – for which nominations are now open. The message of the film Shot earlier this year, …

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One volunteer who has made a world of difference to residents of Livability Keefield Close

21-year-old Saskia Burnett started volunteering at Livability Keefield Close as a befriender in 2015. When she arrived, she had already had some volunteering experience elsewhere, but immediately felt at home at the service. It quickly emerged that she was a gifted and exceptional care worker, who felt a genuine connection with residents at the home. …

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A new lease of life after a residential home’s refurshment is complete

As the saying goes ‘There’s nowhere like home’. For the people that live at Livability’s Oakview residential home in Aberystwyth, a refurbishment has given way to a completely new environment with greater possibilities. We all have lived in this house for approximately 30 years! However, for three months we went to live in holiday cottages …

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