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Using music to overcome personal challenges and promote inclusion

Lauren Taylor from Bournemouth is taking part in Parallel London this September – the first ever fully inclusive fun push/run. She shares her motivations for getting involved in her very first challenge

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Vince’s story

Seeing the dream of a new home come true this year has made a huge difference to Ashley Place resident Vince. For Vince, who has restricted upper body movement and limited verbal communication, the building’s

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Volunteer groups play a big part in uniting communities

Livability ‘Friends Groups’ are the lifeblood of community fundraising, raising awareness and funding special projects for their local community. We talked to Brenda Verrall about her group of volunteers

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Volunteers launch new project to reproduce knitted Noah’s Ark

Volunteers at John Grooms Court care home in Norwich have launched a new knitted project to reproduce a model of Noah’s Ark. This is the third knitting project to be undertaken by the volunteering

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Volunteers’ Week – sharing the joys of volunteering

Every year, Livability enjoys the commitment and generosity of our volunteers and their willingness to give whatever they can to boost our work. Volunteers’ Week is a time for us to celebrate this brilliant

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Well done Rabbit Runners!

Congratulations to all who took part in Livability’s Rabbit Run on Saturday! Over £3,200 has been raised so far, and more is still expected. Special mention should go to the fasted men and women for

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What do a giant art mural, gardening, storytelling and film-making have in common? Everyone Taking Part of course!

How are your art skills? Do you like gardening and having fun? Would you like to tell us what’s important to you about taking part in your community through story or film?! If so, you must make it to

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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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What it was like to run my first London Marathon

Spectators of the London Marathon get only a small glimpse of what it takes to complete the  challenging 26.2 mile route through the capital. Team Livability runner Simon Blanchflower completed his very

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Wheelchair user takes part in 2012 London Marathon

Darren Cossey from Rochford, 38, who is a wheelchair user, is taking part in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon on behalf of national disability charity Livability. Darren is one of five wheelchair users

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