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A to Z? How a supportive community helps one man share his story

Communicating by ‘typical’ means – by speaking and listening or using the written word – is the way most of us share and connect with each other. These are the methods we tend to use to express

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All That Glitters Jewellery Appeal

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities in the UK? You can help us raise much-needed funds by recycling any unwanted, old or

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An entrepreneur shares how she overcame disabling barriers in her life

In 2012 Paolla Grecco found herself struggling with depression and unemployment, after being made redundant for the second time in five years. Stuck in a rut, she didn’t know where to turn. Fortunately,

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Are you London Marathon ready?

Marathon enthusiast John Forgen reveals why he loves stepping out in his running shoes and how it feels to cross that finish line. I usually get up early and slip out quietly so as not to wake my 7-month-old

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At the forefront of brain injury rehabilitation: Enabling life beyond injury or stroke

A brain injury can affect a person’s life in many different ways and in a lot of cases lives can change in the long term. Julie O’Brien has put herself in the forefront of helping those who acquire

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Autumn Leaves Concert a triumph

The Livability Autumn Leaves concert took place at the Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, on 8 October 2011. The event raised almost £10,000 for disabled and vulnerable people in the UK. The event provided an exciting

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Becoming a more inclusive family – the story of a Prospects ministry group at St George’s Lincoln

Ian Silk reflects on the catalytic effect of a Livability seminar and the journey that lead to an amazing congregation of disabled people which formed as a result. Ian has been in ministry at St George’s

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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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Being at Parallel London made me realise that it’s people’s attitudes that are the real disability

Sian Awford was one of the participants in Parallel London, and completed the 5k route with her family. She told us why she took part in the first push/run event. I first heard about Parallel London from

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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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