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Is this the world’s most accessible Bible?

Livability is proud to be part of the launch of a ground-breaking new Bible version. The NIrV Accessible Edition was launched yesterday in London, as church and ministry leaders from across the UK gathered

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HRH The Princess Royal hosts Livability at St James’s Palace

HRH The Princess Royal and Patron of Livability hosted the charity at St James’s Palace last night. A prestigious event that formed part of Livability’s tenth anniversary year, the evening

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Mental Health Awareness Week and 44 marathons

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – and now only one week to go until Peter Thompson concludes his Marathons for the Mind challenge. Since April 1st 2017, running enthusiast Peter Thompson

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How I found a home working at Livability

Mel McDonnell, Team Leader at Lifestyle Choices South East, writes about why she joined Livability and the role she plays in helping disabled people retake their independence and freedom of choice. Mel

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Response to the Budget announcement

In the Budget statement made on 8 July, the Chancellor introduced a number of measures which will have big effect on disabled and disadvantaged people. Stephen Springer, Policy Advisor for Livability shares

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Whole Person Community

The church is in every community. Not even Tesco or Mcdonalds can claim that. With such a presence, churches have a vital role to play in building communities that are inclusive and welcoming. But if we

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Social media and charities – to tweet or not to tweet?

How can charities, such as Livability, make the most of sociaI media? I recently attended a seminar alongside other third sector senior executives where we had the opportunity to discuss that most topical

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The story of the inaccessible assessment centre

In 2012 campaigners first raised the issue of the accessibility of St. Mary’s House assessment centre in Norwich, which is used by Atos to assess the ability of disabled people to work. It’s a hardly

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A Marvellous example: Why ‘Marvellous’ and Toby Jones have set the gold standard for disability in film

A recurring problem with disability in film is that it is often presented as being apart from the norm and can be scaled up for emphasis. Some of the better known films featuring disability tend to

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Livability’s Katharine Welby Roberts on World Mental Health Day

Last week, on October 10th, it was World Mental Health Day. The Day was of particular significance to Livability in relation to our Dementia Friendly Churches Initiative which delivers training on how

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