Welcome to 2017 everyone! We can’t wait to get underway this year in sharing inspiring stories from our charity about how people are connecting with their community. In our first article of the year, we take a moment to read some of our highlights from the year that’s gone and look forward to all that lies ahead.
Churches don’t have to have expert knowledge to be important places of welcome and understanding for people living with dementia. This year, Livability partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society to launch guidelines for creating a dementia-friendly church.
Students at Victoria Education Centre great at sharing issues affecting disabled young people. One student was invited to speak to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about her passionate concern for young people’s mental health.
Without proper rehabilitation, spinal injury patients can live lonely lives, unable to join in the communities they used to be part of. Livability is determined to make a difference with our new spinal injury centre at Holton Lee, Dorset
At Livability’s West Sussex service – Ashley Place – an art class has led to treasured friendships between a diverse group of people.
The family just got bigger. Learning disability charity Prospects has joined Livability, combining strengths and expertise to deliver a broader portfolio of commissioned care, church and community work focused on helping churches to welcome people with learning disabilities into the church community.
Sharing our story with others is part of how we build community together. But what if you face challenges with communication? Livability believes everyone’s story is valuable and worth taking the time to listen to. That’s why we started to run a number of ‘Share Your Story’ workshops, to provide another route for the people we support to share their experiences with the charity.
Livability supports some of London’s most deprived communities through its 12 ‘Link Churches.’ Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre in Dagenham has big plans to work with local people make Dagenham a more livable community
After 20 years Livability opened a national office that is accessible for everyone. Staff member Jess Long expressed what a difference this makes to her working life.
2016 marked another exciting Livability move, as service users in Bognor Regis relocated to a state-of-the-art, fully accessible care home on the seafront. Our Patron HRH The Princess Royal met residents’ friends and family when she opened the new Ashley Place.
What does everybody taking part look like? We found out when friends and supporters, old and new, joined Livability as Platinum Charity Partner to create Parallel London, the world’s first fully inclusive push/run.
One year after Nepal’s catastrophic double earthquake, Livability International is working with Nepali partners to support spinal injury patients as they rebuild shattered lives and communities.
London’s business community got excited about Livability’s vision at a City lunch hosted by our Patron HRH The Princess Royal. The Princess highlighted some of the challenges faced by disabled people in the working world – and what Livability is doing about this issue.