Business Academy event a resounding success

The first Business Academy event for disabled entrepreneurs organised jointly by Livability, Scope and Natwest has proved a resounding success. Over 150 budding entrepreneurs attended the free event on 13 February and were able to receive valuable advice and information on becoming self-employed or on developing a newly launched business. They also attended seminars on identifying funding sources and on …

Business Academy event for disabled entrepreneurs

Are you thinking of starting your own business? are you looking for advice and support? The Livability Enterprise Agency, in collaboration with Natwest and Scope, are organising a free Business Academy event for people with disabilities who are thinking of becoming self-employed. The event will take place on Thursday 13 February 2014, 5pm to 8pm at the RBS Headquarters, 250 …

Enterprise Agency Awards

This very special evening afforded an opportunity for Livability Enterprise Agency clients to shine, with some also being presented with awards to recognise their remarkable achievements. It also gave us the chance to thank the supporters and funders who have enabled Livability to offer this help, and for guests to meet and speak with our small business owners. The event …

Livability to help 1,700 disabled and disadvantaged people set up their own business

The Livability Enterprise Agency, has received a 1.2 million funding boost to help around 1,700 more disabled and disadvantaged people realise their dream of becoming self-employed over the next 15 months. The project, set up in 2011 by Livability, has so far supported over 250 people to successfully start their own business. The agency works with vulnerable people who might …

Livability teams up with Olympus KeyMed for work experience project

Southend-based company Olympus KeyMed have joined forces with Livability to offer work experience to disabled people. The first beneficiary, wheelchair-user Chris Yeates from Canvey Island, took part in a week-long work experience programme that started on 16 September. He joined various departments around the company and gained experience in areas such as customer service, administration, catering and marketing. Olympus KeyMed …

LET ME WORK campaign launch

Livability launched its LET ME WORK  campaign on 14th February and revealed  that employers’ attitudes towards disability are the biggest barrier in the workplace for disabled people. The findings, according to a survey of the general public by Livability and nfpSynergy, also showed that while 62% of the respondents cited employers’ attitudes as the main issue, only 1% thought that …