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Ethos & values

Livability has a dynamic and inclusive Christian ethos and strives to be open, enabling, inclusive and courageous.

Welcoming people from all faiths and none, we work together towards growth, connection and the good of the whole community.

Our Christian ethos is in our DNA – it’s why we were founded over 170 years ago and it’s why we still exist today. We remain as inspired and challenged as our founders were by the message of Jesus Christ. We are committed to connect people with their community in a way that works for them, reduce social isolation and make a world where everyone can find their place and take part.

Our values

Our values underpin everything we do:


We strive to be warm-hearted, straightforward and honest. We take time to listen to each other and to the people and communities we work with, because that is how we learn and grow.


Everyone has something to offer, if they are just given the chance. So, as well as helping with basic needs, we help people take part and be valued in their communities – whatever makes life livable.


Far too many people are excluded by unnecessary barriers in our society. We want to live in a much fairer world where we are all valued equally, not just for what we have in common, but for what makes us different too. We all share a responsibility to make that a reality.


We are motivated by our promise to make life better for people with disabilities and our communities and we hold ourselves accountable for the difference we make.

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