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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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Love Wins – Celebrating the power of kindness in the face of violence

Livability’s Corin Pilling reflects on the actions of the citizens of London and Manchester, considering what happens when courage and compassion combine. ‘God of compassion and mercy, amidst

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Livability joins the call for protection of disability benefits

As part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), Livability has joined more than 60 other charities to call for no more cuts to disability benefits. With the next General Election just days away, the

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Ten ways for your church to be more inclusive of people living with dementia

No two people experience dementia in exactly the same way. What may be a help for one person may not be for another. Dr Jennifer Bute – a keynote speaker at Livability’s ‘Creativity and

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Holding onto hope by your fingernails?

Burnout is a particular risk for those in the trenches of front line church, care and community work. If you are the person who is seen to hold hope for the community, what happens when you find yourself

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Becoming ‘one of us’ – one church’s community engagement journey

Locality is a national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive. The organisation has been identifying different locations around

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Livability joins four Christian charities calling on churches to support the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness

Livability have come together with four Christian charities to encourage churches to play a major role in the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness and its first monthly focus on older people. Start a Conversation:

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Loneliness doesn’t discriminate – Ten top tips for starting a conversation

A report by the Alzheimer’s Society found a third of people living with dementia said they lost friends following a diagnosis, and almost one in ten only leave the house once a month. Independent Age

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Loneliness doesn’t discriminate

‘Young or old, loneliness doesn’t discriminate.’ – Jo Cox MP The challenge of overcoming loneliness in our communities has come under sharp focus in recent years. Our lives are busier, our

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London Marathon will be half-way point in Marathons for the Mind: 44 Marathons, in 44 days, in 44 Countries for Mental Health

Bournemouth based running enthusiast Peter Thompson has set himself an immense personal challenge: On April 1st 2017, he will embark on an epic adventure and attempt to complete 44 marathons, in 44 days,

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