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What it means to be a Support Worker – Karl shares his story

From disco dancing, singing at Asda, or trips to Blackpool – the life of a Livability support worker is never dull. Karl is a Support Worker with the Livability Conwy team, caring for two women with intellectual disabilities. He shares his story. Tell us about yourself I have a bit of diverse background – I’m …

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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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Michelle wins the Changing Communities award in The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities we are delighted to announce an amazing award achievement for Michelle Williams. A passionate disability activist, Michelle has won the award for ‘Changing Communities’ in the National Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List. Michelle was previously supported at a Livability Conwy service in Llandudno, and now works at …

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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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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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Livability Keefield supporters get wet and windy – all for a good cause

Lee and Scott braved blisters and torrential rain when they undertook a three-day fundraising walk for Livability Keefield Close, raising an astounding £1,000. The two men regularly support Steve, a Keefield resident, on adventurous day trips, including visits to Arsenal’s ground and the London Zoo, provided through Lee and Scott’s company, Learning and Support Services. Livability …

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Racing ahead as the Tour De France starts

On day 49 of Peter Thompson’s heroic challenge to Run the Tour De France route, the official Tour de France started on Saturday 7 July. This will be the 105th Tour de France, and Pete’s mission to beat the bikes is heating up – they will complete the tour on the 29th July. Pete has …

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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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Running the Tour De France – concluding Mental Health Awareness Week with 70 marathons

It’s no coincidence that Marathon runner and mental health campaigner, Pete Thompson, arrived in Vendee this week ahead of one of the world’s most famous endurance tests, during Mental health Awareness Week. At the start line checking it out for the start of #runthetour on Saturday All the info about the reasons behind the challenge, …

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