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Flowers make Yorkshire community bloom

Walk around Ossett marketplace in West Yorkshire and you’ll see big planters bursting with blooms. Despite the blistering summer weather – even in Yorkshire – the plants are looking in tip-top condition, cared for by local volunteers and businesses, including people from Livability York House. York House supporting Ossett in Bloom Peter, who lives at …

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Lawn Community Church share why Ability Sunday matters to them

At Livability, we believe that everyone has strengths, talents and gifts to share. Churches and communities are richer when everyone is taking part – and that’s what’s exciting about Ability Sunday. Celebrated nationally in September, Ability Sunday calls all churches to mark this as a special day and celebrate everyone’s gifts, working together for a …

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Prime Minister recognises Livability Manager in Point of Light Awards

Livability staff member Fiona Stephenson was honoured this week by Prime Minister Theresa May, when Fiona received a prestigious ‘Point of Light’ award from the UK Government for her contribution to spinal injury care. In a personal letter to Fiona, The Rt Hon Mrs May highlighted her work as ‘inspiring professionals to integrate spinal cord …

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How do you know you’re welcome?

Corin Pilling shares the story of his own parents’ experience of the different ways churches have responded to his father’s arrival in a wheelchair. Together with input from his mother on what would help her, Corin draws out some simple tips that any church wanting to transform their welcome could adopt.

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Seasonal Self Care – summer wellbeing, a time to reflect and connect

Charlotte Overton-Hart encourages us to take a step back to consider some seasonal ways of looking after our own wellbeing.

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Kingsley Hall Nursery opens its doors to the local community

On the 12 July the newly developed Kingsley Hall Nursery, was opened by Councillor Evelyn Carpenter. Kingsley Hall is a Livability Link Church in East London working to create opportunities for the whole community. Local ward councillors, Councillor Dorothy Akwaboah and Councillor Elizabeth Kangethe also attended. “I was proud to cut the ribbon for the …

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Oh la la! Pete’s finished the Tour and beaten the bikes

Today Peter Thompson completes his 2082 mile journey of running the 2018 Tour De France route. He did what felt impossible to many of us, but with Pete’s determination and grit, he made it to the finish line before the cyclists, who are currently on Stage 17, the  Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet Mountain …

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Meet the people of Livability Maesbury Metals

“I made my girlfriend a special present. It’s a metal sign. I wrote her name on it – it was a surprise.” Gavin is one of the people that attends Maesbury Metals – a service that joined the Livability family this year. Find out what Gavin enjoys about being part of the metal works community …

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Livability Holton Lee hosts Chris Packham’s Bioblitz campaign

Investigating the state of our nation’s wildlife Livability Holton Lee hosted its first ever Bioblitz today – part of Chris Packham’s UK wide Bioblitz campaign. What is a Bioblitz? TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham’s visit is part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK. His goal is to investigate the extent …

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Livability at Lambeth Palace: Launching ‘More Than Welcome’ church resource at Justin Welby’s disability conference

On Friday 13th July, Livability joins Justin Welby The Archbishop of Canterbury for an important conference at Lambeth Palace to discuss how disabled people can participate fully in the life of the church. The day’s theme ‘A Place to Belong’ considers what barriers disabled people can face in church life, and what churches can do …

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