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Walking it: Rebecca contends with cerebral palsy to tackle 2.6 Challenge

When is one step a giant step? For Hexham resident Rebecca, one step is small in distance but huge in effort – and Rebecca has pledged to walk not just a few steps but 200.6m every day for The 2.6 Challenge,

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Considering kindness, with Emma

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, Emma Browning – Livability Wellbeing Programmes Manager, based at Livability Holton Lee – is offering top tips for considering kindness. At Livability

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A Pandemic of Kindness

If you are community involved, or caring for others, the chances are that you have already hit some points of exhaustion in the last few weeks. Many of us have been on steep learning curves. We have tested

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Games turn B-O-R-E-D into B-O-A-R-D

People who live at Livability Ashley Place aren’t used to being stuck indoors. They usually get out and about as much as possible so the coronavirus lockdown found people feeling rather stuck for more

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Barney the bear brings joy in lockdown

Livability staff know the people they support very well – and know that some, who have an intellectual disability, choose to have soft toys in their rooms, something which brings joy and comfort. Livability

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Livability  launches  £1M appeal  to protect  disabled  people  during the coronavirus pandemic

On 21 April 2020, Livability launched its Emergency Coronavirus Appeal, asking supporters, the public and the government to protect the health of people with a disability. The coronavirus pandemic

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Livability Victoria School gains communication accreditation

Enabling shops and businesses to improve communication with customers who have communication disabilities is the goal of a new rating scheme – with Livability Victoria School as an ‘early adopter’ of

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‘Over the fence’ concert at Livability Treetops

On Wednesday 22 April 2020, Livability Treetops held its first ‘Over the Fence’ concert with performance by local artist Ed Talbot, singer for local covers band Loosen Up, who played an ensemble of

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Just the tonic: from gin to sanitiser

Protecting the health and safety of the people we support and our staff has been Livability’s number one priority since the Covid-19 pandemic began. One result of this is we need at least triple the

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Happy Easter from Livability

We can’t shy away from the fact that this may be the most unusual Easter weekend we will have experienced in our lifetimes. So, as a little Easter treat from us, we are shining a spotlight on one

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