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Livability film up for Charity Film Award – made with a cast of the people we support

A film made with a cast of some of the people that use Livability’s services is up for a Charity Film Award. The film is called ‘It All Adds Up’ and has been submitted to the Charity Film Awards – for which nominations are now open. The message of the film Shot earlier this year, …

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The run of a lifetime: Livability is one of the Virgin London Marathon Golden Bond holders

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the most iconic of all marathon events. Drawing thousands each year, the London Marathon provides an unrivaled opportunity to pursue a challenge of a lifetime: running 26.2 miles in the heart of one of the world’s most famous cities. What’s not to love? This weekend, thousands of …

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Livability at Parallel London – our highlights from the day

On Sunday 3 September, Livability took to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for this year’s all-inclusive run/push sporting event: Parallel London. The event sees participants coming from around the UK, to take part in a range of accessible competitions. From the 100 m / 1 km / 5 km and 10 km and a sensory …

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One volunteer who has made a world of difference to residents of Livability Keefield Close

21-year-old Saskia Burnett started volunteering at Livability Keefield Close as a befriender in 2015. When she arrived, she had already had some volunteering experience elsewhere, but immediately felt at home at the service. It quickly emerged that she was a gifted and exceptional care worker, who felt a genuine connection with residents at the home. …

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Celebrating our people – An IT specialist that’s increased efficiency and accuracy across the charity

Martyn joined Livability in July 2013 as Business Intelligence Development Manager. Since then, he has transformed the way information is gathered and analysed through the charity. Working hard to create a range of data solutions, he has developed the tools that enable more informed and better decisions to be made about how the organisation as …

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Building community connections is the secret of Hereford friends’ group success

The success of a friends group is not just down to the energy and commitment of the individuals who are part of it. It is also due to the strength of relationships – both within the group and with the service and local community. We talked to Friends members Tracy Aldridge and Liz Rogers talk …

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A new lease of life after a residential home’s refurshment is complete

As the saying goes ‘There’s nowhere like home’. For the people that live at Livability’s Oakview residential home in Aberystwyth, a refurbishment has given way to a completely new environment with greater possibilities. We all have lived in this house for approximately 30 years! However, for three months we went to live in holiday cottages …

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Join Pete at Parallel

So! You’ve been thinking about signing up to run/push with Livability at Parallel on 3rd September 2017. It’s in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park. There will be inclusive sport, festival fun, ice creams on tap, and great activities for friends and families. What’s not to like? It’s already a tempting mix. But now – there’s …

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Smashing barriers: Catherine’s 13,000 feet sky dive

For most people, the idea of jumping from a perfectly functional aeroplane isn’t what you’d call their first choice of fun. Catherine, someone that lives at Livability’s John Grooms court might well disagree. 32 years old, Catherine was born with cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Having lived at John Grooms Court for …

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Flowers and fun – the perfect recipe for Livability’s York House garden party

With the summer in full swing, the staff and people that live at Livability’s York House wanted to take advantage of all the season has to offer. The York House community is both lively and welcoming, so they organised a garden party for their family, friends and residents in the local community. ‘The idea of …

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