Livability joins The Big Give Christmas Challenge to see people Flourish

Livability are inviting people to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, to raise money for the Flourish project at Livability Holton Lee – a wellbeing and horticultural therapy project in Dorset. “This Christmas, Livability‘s message is all about why Friendship Really Matters. Many disabled people are at risk of greater social isolation, but with positive community …

Are you London Marathon ready?

Marathon enthusiast John Forgen reveals why he loves stepping out in his running shoes and how it feels to cross that finish line. I usually get up early and slip out quietly so as not to wake my 7-month-old son – if he is asleep! I try to run between 6 and 10 miles daily – usually quite slowly! I …

The biggest challenge to creating an inclusive society is human nature

Andrew Douglass is the Chief Executive of the events company “Innovision” and Founder of Parallel London. His team deliver pioneering and creative events for major brands including the BBC, Redbull, the Olympics, Pirelli and Aston Martin. He spoke to Livability about his reflections on inclusion-focused “Parallel London” and the value of events in creating social change. I have spent most …

What do a giant art mural, gardening, storytelling and film-making have in common? Everyone Taking Part of course!

How are your art skills? Do you like gardening and having fun? Would you like to tell us what’s important to you about taking part in your community through story or film?! If so, you must make it to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend – on Sunday 4th September. Livability are running a Community and Enterprise Zone at …

Running towards more inclusion and everyone taking part

Football fan Ben is a keen runner and enjoys being active. Ben shares why he’s taking part in the 10km Parallel London race on 4th September – one of the challenges at the first ever mass participation fun push/run. “My dad Paul, my brothers Dominic and Peter and my sister Frances all run for fun,” says Ben. “I enjoy running …