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Church, cake and community: How Southwick Baptist Church made everyone welcome on Ability Sunday

Giving everyone the opportunity to share their skills and talents is at the heart of Livability’s work – and nowhere more so than on Ability Sunday. Celebrated by churches of different denominations, sizes and traditions, this annual event (this year held on 9th September 2018), founded and resourced by Livability, is all about running a …

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Career switching to care – One business woman shares her story of becoming a Support Worker

Wendy Snowdon is a Support Worker at Livability York House Ossett, a residential home for disabled adults, some with complex requirements. Wendy explains in her own words how ohe came to a career in social care and celebrates the moments that make it all worthwhile. Have you always worked in social care? No, the total opposite …

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World Spinal Cord Injury day

On World Spinal Cord Injury day today (5th September), we take a moment to shine a light on the importance of supporting people in their rehabilitation journey. What is World Spinal Cord Injury day? World Spinal Cord Injury day is marked on the 5 September and hopes to create a spinal cord injury inclusive world. …

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Livability puts the welcome mat out at Greenbelt

Livability had the welcome mat out for everyone at Greenbelt last weekend. Livability was at the annual faith, arts and music festival Greenbelt as one of the event Associates. Following Livability’s support of Greenbelt’s accessible communion service last year, our focus in 2018 was how churches can support the participation of disabled people. Through workshops …

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Gearing up for Greenbelt 2018

In it’s 45th year, Greenbelt Festival is at Boughton House in Kettering, Northants this weekend. The Livability Team are delighted to be at Greenbelt Festival for another year, you’ll find us in the Greenbelt Takeaway area as well as in the Forge where we’ll be running workshops and events. Last year we supported Greenbelt’s inclusive, …

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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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Lawn Community Church share why Ability Sunday matters to them

At Livability, we believe that everyone has strengths, talents and gifts to share. Churches and communities are richer when everyone is taking part – and that’s what’s exciting about Ability Sunday. Celebrated nationally in September, Ability Sunday calls all churches to mark this as a special day and celebrate everyone’s gifts, working together for a …

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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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Kingsley Hall Nursery opens its doors to the local community

On the 12 July the newly developed Kingsley Hall Nursery, was opened by Councillor Evelyn Carpenter. Kingsley Hall is a Livability Link Church in East London working to create opportunities for the whole community. Local ward councillors, Councillor Dorothy Akwaboah and Councillor Elizabeth Kangethe also attended. “I was proud to cut the ribbon for the …

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Oh la la! Pete’s finished the Tour and beaten the bikes

Today Peter Thompson completes his 2082 mile journey of running the 2018 Tour De France route. He did what felt impossible to many of us, but with Pete’s determination and grit, he made it to the finish line before the cyclists, who are currently on Stage 17, the  Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet Mountain …

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