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Memorable moments: our year so far

We’ve seen so many examples of amazing resilience, courage, creativity and even humour from Livability’s services around the country, during the past few exceptional and unforgettable months. People we support – many of whom are ‘high risk’ because of the health and disability issues they live with – and our adept staff have found ways …

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David and Cheryl get arty for online postcard gallery

When staff member Cheryl spotted a Facebook post seeking artwork for an online gallery, she knew just the man to take part: David, who is part of the household at Livability Anvil House. David, who has profound intellectual disabilities, enjoys arts and crafts enormously, and staff make sure this activity is a regular part of …

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Ability Sunday 2020 – the Pilgrim Journey

Churches around the country are preparing to celebrate Livability’s Ability Sunday on Sunday 13 September, to highlight the gifts that people with disabilities bring to church life. Celebrate inclusion With this year’s theme of the ‘Pilgrim Journey’, churches are invited to use free Ability Sunday resources to plan an inclusive celebration. Ability Sunday helps churches …

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Be like a Womble and pass on something wonderful!

This September, Livability has teamed up with over 200 charities to raise awareness of passing on something wonderful, by leaving a gift in your Will to charity as part of the annual Remember a Charity Week campaign. This year’s campaign is one with a difference- it features none other than the Wombles! I’m sure you’ll …

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Flourish at Home: Bringing people together with online art workshop

This week supporters, artists, staff and people who use Livability’s services came together for an online art workshop, in support of Livability’s appeal: Flourish at Home Art to Fundraise. The workshop provided tips on creating postcard-sized art, including designing a composition with household objects such as bubble-wrap, to create texture and layering. The workshop invited …

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Webinar replay: Online Art Workshop

If you’d like to watch a replay of last week’s Online Art Workshop, please click below. We’d love you to take part in the Flourish At Home Art to Fundraise Postcard Project. Please click here for more information.

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Courage and teamwork – a winning combination

Livability is proud of the outstanding care provided by our 2000-strong staff team, some of whom started working with us during the extra-demanding early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. Benjamin Burgess is one such employee, who recently joined Livability with no experience in social care: his background was in the hospitality sector, running venues in …

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Supporting spiritual needs, individual abilities and gifts

As we continue on our journey of connecting disabled people with local churches and communities, it is timely to reflect on Livability’s rich past and promising future. Our rich past Livability is an organisation with a rich Christian history.  Our charity as we exist today began in 2007 when The Shaftesbury Society merged with another …

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Danny’s holiday gift reunites families

When Danny heard his holiday with his dad had to be cancelled because of the pandemic, he decided to turn a negative into a positive.  Dad Fred says: ‘I told Danny that we’d be unable to get away on holiday this year even though we’d saved up some money to do it. Danny said to …

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Taking heart – why courage and teamwork make a difference at Livability

Anyone who has followed the news in recent months can’t fail to be aware of the huge challenges that have been faced by the care sector – and the courage of frontline staff as they care for vulnerable people.  Reward and recognition At Livability, staff can nominate colleagues for recognition of outstanding work, and these nominations …

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