Our work with churches and communities
How can we support your church?
Is your church looking for support in creating connections in your community? Do you want work with disabled people to create a place of welcome in your church? Livability’s church and community engagement team work throughout the year to resource churches grow wellbeing and participation in their community. The team also work to raise disability and mental health awareness.
Resources we provide
Whether it’s our wellbeing offer ‘Together for Good’ and ‘The Happiness Course’; our ‘More Than Welcome Training’ on how to create a place of welcome for disabled people; or support on being a Dementia Inclusive Church – our training is accessed by churches across the UK.Find out more about our church resources
Visit our blog
Our Community Engagement blog shares regular news, stories and inspiration for church and community leaders. Focused on topics of wellbeing, strengths-based community engagement and biblical reflections, the blog is a great destination for community minded leaders.Visit the community engagement blog
Find out about our training events
Livability runs training throughout the year at a variety of locations across the UK. You can always find out about our training in our events listings.Visit our events page
Livability’s work with churches over the years
Building on our 170 year heritage from the work of The Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms, Livability has a strong track record of church and community work that’s seen us:
- Train a wide range of community leaders in The Happiness Course – equipping them to grow wellbeing and develop tools to reach out to the local community.
- Create Dementia Inclusive Church resources in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and trained churches across the UK in dementia awareness.
- Launched ‘More Than Welcome’ – a training tool to resource churches create a place of welcome and participation for disabled people.
- Run ‘Ability Sunday’ – an annual event that calls churches to celebrate the gifts of disabled people and create a place of welcome for all.
- Raise awareness for mental health in churches, through our involvement in the Mental Health Partnership and helped to create the Mental Health Access Pack.