HRH The Princess Royal hosts Livability at St James’s Palace

HRH The Princess Royal and Patron of Livability hosted the charity at St James’s Palace last night. A prestigious event that formed part of Livability’s tenth anniversary year, the evening was attended by special guests and supporters. Hearing from HRH The Princess Royal about her support for Livability, CEO Dave Webber also shared about Livability’s work and future direction. Adam …

Marathon Man completes epic challenge of running 44 marathons in 44 countries over 44 consecutive days

Today, Peter Thompson successfully ran his 44th marathon in 44 consecutive days to complete his ‘Marathons for the Mind’ challenge. Starting in Russia on April 1st, Pete ran a marathon in every country in Europe to raise awareness for mental health and funds on behalf of the charities Livability and MIND. Pete received a warm reception in Dublin – his …

Dublin to be the finale city for Marathons for the Mind, in Mental Health Awareness Week

On Sunday 14th May, the beautiful city of Dublin is to be the final destination on Peter Thompson’s epic 44 day running challenge: ‘Marathons for the Mind’. Peter’s self-set mission has seen him run an incredible 44 marathons in 44 consecutive days – in every country in Europe – to raise money and awareness for mental health. Starting in Russia …

Ten ways for your church to be more inclusive of people living with dementia

No two people experience dementia in exactly the same way. What may be a help for one person may not be for another. Dr Jennifer Bute – a keynote speaker at Livability’s ‘Creativity and the Dementia Friendly Church’ event last November – offers ten ways to overcome the ‘no one-size-fits-all’ approach when considering what churches can do to journey alongside …

The power of pets – a residential home embracing the outdoors more than ever with a dog walking group

Getting some much needed time outdoors is an important part of life at Livability John Grooms Court – a care home in Norwich. The staff and people that live at the home love spending time outside so much, they thought it would be nice to have some company by starting a dog walking group. Through an organisation called ‘Borrowmydoggy.com’, a …

What it was like to run my first London Marathon

Spectators of the London Marathon get only a small glimpse of what it takes to complete the  challenging 26.2 mile route through the capital. Team Livability runner Simon Blanchflower completed his very first London Marathon this year in an impressive 03:25:02. In his own words Simon describes what it was like for him leading up to, during and after the …