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Together for Good – a community approach to wellbeing

How can churches build a community approach to wellbeing and positive mental health? Livability are launching ‘Together for Good’ – a new, free resource designed to provide churches with Bible Studies and group exercises exploring the themes of happiness, meaning and wellbeing. It’s written and produced with wellbeing expert Dr Andy Parnham and Corin Pilling, Deputy Director of …

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Facing Blue Monday head on – Stephen’s Ucan story

Blue Monday returns on 21 January – the day deemed to be the most depressing of 2019. Better mental health is an outcome for many participants in Livability’s UCan programme, as they gain skills and confidence which can help them beat isolation and connect with their community. Poole resident Stephen Merrett tells us why he’s …

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How Altro volunteers make it all add up at Livability Keefield

Livability’s work is always enhanced and enabled with an amazing network of supporters and volunteers. Across the country they help by befriending those we support, cheering at sport events, or speaking and sharing our cause with others. Working with Altro to make a difference Altro are a are one of our corporate partners, who share their …

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Dress smart: how a jigsaw fashion project created community connections

Walk down Horbury High Street last summer and you may have spotted a showstopper of a dress in a charity shop window. The sheath dress, in a pale pink, is decorated with vintage-inspired scenes from nature – made out of jigsaws. It’s the kind of item you might spot on a fashionista’s blog, with a …

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Walk tall – The chance to model has made a world of difference to Angela’s life

When Angela was asked about her dreams and goals for the year, as part of her personal care plan, she told Livability staff she wanted to be a model. Angela lives at a residential service for disabled adults in Conwy and is an active member of Livability’s day service in the town. Her work week …

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Join the journey for 2019

Welcome to 2019 everyone. A happy new year to you all. As the new year gets underway, we share a few ways to get involved with the Livability journey this year. What will your wellbeing life sum be in 2019? It’s easy to launch back in to usual routines, busy schedules and a variety of …

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A Christmas reflection – together, life’s more livable

As we embark upon the week of Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ, we consider the words of the Christmas carol ‘Oh Holy Night’. “The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger In all our trials born to be our friend. Truly He taught us to love one another. His law …

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Community, together at Christmas

Christmas spells C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y at Midlands service Bernard is determined that Christmas shouldn’t be lonely for anyone in the Brackley community, where Livability’s East Midlands Lifestyle Choice service is based. So when Livability manager Mandy Himpson suggested that people from the service organise a Christmas community lunch, with help from clubs and organisations in the area, …

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Big Yorkshire welcome from Livability service

A Christmas wreath on the front door says welcome – and people who live at Livability York House love to welcome people to their home. This week, they invited the community to join them in a Christmas wreathmaking class, to brighten up doors in West Yorkshire. Christmas craft inspiration The idea came from manager Helen …

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Mayor awards £1.5 million to transform Livability’s Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre

Sadiq Khan’s backing to boost local economy, improve the environment and bring people together in one of London’s most deprived boroughs. Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre, part of the Livability family of services has been awarded £1.5 million in a round of funding aimed to reduce deprivation. The money has been awarded through the …

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