Livability is the sum of the merger of three long-standing charities: The Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms in 2007, and Prospects in 2016.
This heritage means that Livability is building on a nearly 180-year track record of ground-breaking care and community work. We remain, like our founders, committed to enabling people with disabilities to live the life they want to lead.
Our charity’s forefathers, John Grooms and Lord Shaftesbury, pioneered social change in their day. Livability is inspired by these stories and strives to deliver impactful and relevant services that meet the needs of society today.
We are proud of a heritage in which:
Backed by our rich, inspiring history and experience, we continue to lead with our vision to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and create a life that adds up for them.