Information for Trusts


Our vision is of a transformed society where disabled and disadvantaged people can live life to the full.

To accomplish this, we need support from trusts and foundations so that we can keep providing our unique high quality services and adapt to meet the changing needs of disabled people across the UK and overseas..


The statutory funding we receive only provides a basic level of support for our residential and educational services and does not cover many of the areas that we work in. Our supporters enable Livability to campaign against injustice on issues of poverty and disability to bring about real positive change and to deliver quality of life services, like investing in communication technology so disabled people can express themselves with greater clarity and ease..

Livability needs to raise £1.1million by June 2016, to improve facilities in six of our residential care homes for disabled people at John Grooms Court in Norwich, Treetops in Colchester, Dolphin Court in Southend-on-Sea, Brookside in Edgware, New Court Place in Borehamwood and Bradbury Court in Harrow.

Livability is the UK’s largest Christian disability charity created by the merger of the Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms in 2007. Livability combines a strong heritage as social reformers with a will to innovate among some of the UK’s most marginalised people for over 160 years. We run 26 residential care homes supporting over 300 disabled adults by offering 24-hour, round-the-clock support.

We are currently fundraising in the following areas:

The Home Design
Appeal

Livability needs to raise £1.1million by June 2016, to improve facilities in six of our residential care homes for disabled people at John Grooms Court in Norwich, Treetops in Colchester, Dolphin Court in Southend-on-Sea, Brookside in Edgware, New Court Place in Borehamwood and Bradbury Court in Harrow.

Funds generated via this national campaign will be used to transform kitchen areas, en-suites in residents flat and to renew communal bathrooms. We will use the latest approach in design to improve the quality of accommodation offered and increase the use of new specialist equipment such as hoists and adjustable beds that will enable us to maximise the dignity and independence of the residents, many of whom have complex needs.

Livability at
Holton Lee

In December 2014, the East Holton Charity, known as Holton Lee, merged with Livability, and Livability at Holton Lee was created. Livability at Holton Lee is a 350-acre site that is an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are seeking financial support of £1million to:


  • Develop Faith House to provide an accessible and flexible space to include a tea room, with learning opportunities for disabled people, an art space and training facilities.
  • The development of a short-term complex care facility and spinal injury service to provide support to disabled people transitioning between hospital and home, specifically those struggling to adjust and cope on their own.
Nepal Spinal Injury
Rehabilitation Centre

The earthquake has affected over 8 million people in Nepal. Many have severe injuries and need immediate surgery and aftercare. Livability has launched an urgent appeal to support earthquake survivors who have acquired severe injuries and need lifesaving medical care.

The Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) in Nepal is Livability’s partner providing critical care to those that have arrived at the centre. We need to raise £500,000 in the next six months to increase bed space and support to those with spinal injuries.