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Livability supports a church resource that welcomes everyone in to the Christmas story

As autumn sets in and the journey towards Christmas gets closer, Livability have supported ‘OUTSIDE/IN’ a new resource that welcomes everyone in to the Christmas story. Partnering with the Christian charities ‘Lifewords’, ‘Biblica’ and ‘Torch Trust’, the illustrated booklet and accompanying tools have been created by Lifewords to challenge and encourage churches to proactively consider …

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Growing mental health awareness in SW20

It’s very likely that you, or someone you know, has experienced struggles with mental health. World Mental Health Day – 10 October – confronts us with the fact that one in four adults, and one in ten children, will experience mental health issues. So what can churches do to support people living with mental illness? …

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Growing wellbeing, connections and new skills – An employment project that believes ‘You Can’

Four in five non-disabled people are in work, but the figures are dramatically different for those with mental illness. A report published by the TUC last year stated that just one in four people suffering from a long term mental illness are in work. And less than half of people suffering from depression or anxiety …

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Sharing learning in spinal cord injury – Valerie Taylor OBE visits Livability

On Thursday 4th October, Livability are proud to welcome Valerie Taylor, OBE, to the Livability Spinal Injury Centre (SCI). Valerie is from the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) and will be visiting the service to see Livability’s work in supporting people with spinal cord injury in the UK. Over the past 2 …

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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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