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Balance for better – what does the care sector need?

The focus of this year’s International Women’s Day is all about better balance (#BalanceforBetter). Today we’re celebrating the vital contribution that women make delivering care services every day

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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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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

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Challenging your perspective can overcome the barriers to community

Most of us can think of situations – of things in our own lives or in the lives of people around us – we would love to see transformed. Transformation isn’t just something that happens around

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Church can be a place to welcome people living with dementia

We all need to find ways of creating more inclusive communities for those living with dementia. Churches are ideally placed to make an important response, says Livability’s Associate on Dementia, Charlotte

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Dave Webber – Easter address

As we journey through Easter, I am reminded of the important message of hope and imagination the Easter story brings to our charity’s role in society. In recent days, the political landscape has seen

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Disability benefit delays ‘unlawful’ says High Court

The High Court ruled today that a delay in paying benefits to two disabled people was ‘unlawful’. Two claimants asked the judge to declare that Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

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Everyone taking part is the key to strengthening communities

“I am passionate about living in an inclusive world.” Chris Hearne-Sirman, a specialist social worker at Livability Icanho – a brain injury rehabilitation centre – shares why he’s

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Final Care Act guidance published – Livability’s view

Last week the Department for Health published the final regulations and guidance for the Care Act, following a public consultation earlier this year. The final guidance and regulations will come into effect

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Government launch The Accessible Britain Challenge

The UK Government have officially launched the Accessible Britain Challenge which aims to remove barriers that prevent disabled people from fully participating in their local communities.  The main aim

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