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Courage and teamwork – a winning combination

Livability is proud of the outstanding care provided by our 2000-strong staff team, some of whom started working with us during the extra-demanding early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. Benjamin Burgess

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Taking heart – why courage and teamwork make a difference at Livability

Anyone who has followed the news in recent months can’t fail to be aware of the huge challenges that have been faced by the care sector – and the courage of frontline staff as they care for vulnerable

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Mr Higgins – the disability inclusive body coach

Simon Higgins, Head of Physical Education at Livability Victoria School, is combatting a lack of at-home sports activities for disabled people with online ‘Mr Higgins’ videos. From a small start in

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The Livability difference

New manager Viren Vythilingum joined Livability from the commercial sector, his first experience of working with a disability charity. He manages Livability Anvil House, a residential home for adults with

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Great North Run hat trick for Vicki

Vicki Sharpe sees what a difference great care and support makes to the lives of disabled people, every day – so she decided to give some extra help by tackling the Great North Run (GNR). Vicki is locality

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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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Why ‘Active Support’ is so important – a care and support worker shares her day in the life

Why is social care a great career choice? We asked Livability Support Worker Louise about what she enjoys about her role, the merits of ‘active support’ and what a day in the life looks like

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Open, enabling, inclusive and courageous – So what?

Livability’s charity awards in April will celebrate how staff and volunteers have lived out and displayed the charity’s values in their work. At times, values statements can feel a bit of

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Every day is different – A day in the life of a support worker and carer

Ever wondered what it takes to be a Support Worker with a disability charity? For Marita, working in social care means job satisfaction, variety – and dancing to the Spice Girls. Read a ‘day in

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