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From flower arranging to cookery – it all adds up! Alison’s volunteering story

A change in her working life gave Alison time to think about volunteering with Livability. In our final blog for volunteerig week, she tells us how she felt about working with disabled adults for the first

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Sports for all – getting active at the pool and on the pitch

With physical activity known to be vital for physical and mental health and wellbeing, disabled people supported by Livability are not content with sitting still. With the London Marathon coming up fast,

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The action men that take on extreme sports

Nothing cheers up February like planning a holiday. Richard had always dreamed of an extreme sports holiday but didn’t think it would be possible. Until staff at his residential care home produced

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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