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UK Government potentially risks violating disabled people’s human rights, says new report

The UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people, according to a new report published by Just Fair, a human rights NGO working

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Using music to overcome personal challenges and promote inclusion

Lauren Taylor from Bournemouth is taking part in Parallel London this September – the first ever fully inclusive fun push/run. She shares her motivations for getting involved in her very first challenge

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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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We make the road by walking – carving out space for participation in the community

I’ve just returned from a week of walking a section of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. For those unfamiliar with it, the Camino is a traditional route of pilgrimage in tribute to St. James, running

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Welcoming the gift of others this Christmas – a Christmas reflection from Livability

“Here is the little door, lift up the latch, oh lift! We need not wander more – but enter with our gift.” These words from this lesser known carol describe the profound and deep call of Christmas.

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What the manifestos say about disability…

Last week, the main political parties in England and Wales launched their manifestos. Disability Rights UK (which Livability is a member of) have produced a comprehensive summary document on the key

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Why community is so important to disabled people and how it works for me

A community that will still push you to be your best and encourage success is most important. Jess shares her perspective of why community plays an important role in the life of disabled people. Jess Long

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Why do the Livability #PurpleChallenge now?

You may have noticed purple ducks and socks popping up on our social media recently. This isn’t just because it’s one of our favourite colours. It is because purple is the recognised colour for disability

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Why is community so important?

In a changing landscape of health and social care, it’s time to forge deeper responses and responsibilities to our communities. Dave Webber, CEO for Livability, takes a look at the year ahead. I am often

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