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Volunteering matters – supporting others to be included and take part

Last month, Livability got it’s ‘festival on’ and headed to Greenbelt for a weekend of all things arts, justice and faith. As an event partner, Livability also deliver a range of contributions during the weekend. This year – an accessible communion service in partnership with Greenbelt, a seminar on community engagement work and a busy …

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Learning from the Greenbelt communion service – how to turn your service into a truly inclusive gathering

Mat Ray is Head of Church Partnerships at Livability and shares his learning from Greenbelt 2017. I came back from Greenbelt, the annual festival of arts, faith and activism, a week ago. But rather than my normal post-festival blues, I’m still full of joy. There was something special about this year’s event, and not just …

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It all adds up to welcome and wellbeing for homeless people in Huddersfield

Do you ever think about work you have been involved in and wonder if all the effort and investment was worthwhile? Did it make any kind of real, lasting difference to those whose lives you wanted to enhance? I feel privileged to be in a role at Livability where we do often get to see …

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Livability at Parallel London – our highlights from the day

On Sunday 3 September, Livability took to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for this year’s all-inclusive run/push sporting event: Parallel London. The event sees participants coming from around the UK, to take part in a range of accessible competitions. From the 100 m / 1 km / 5 km and 10 km and a sensory …

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Remember a Charity in your Will Week

Nearly half of our fundraised income comes from generous supporters who have chosen to leave a gift in their Will to Livability. Gifts in Wills are vital to ensuring that we can continue to tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people. Every year, more …

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Ability Sunday is the 10th September – A day to celebrate everyone’s gifts

At Livability, we believe everyone has strengths, talents and gifts to share. Churches and communities are richer when everyone is taking part. This Sunday 10th September, is Ability Sunday. Livability is calling churches UK-wide to join together and mark out this as a special day in their community. With a special focus on disability, the …

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Was this the world’s most accessible church service? Greenbelt’s communion of inclusion

Livability partners wtih Greenbelt to hold an accessible and inclusive communion service for over 6,500. Livability were proud to support an accessible and inclusive communion service for over 6,500 people at the faith and arts festival Greenbelt – last weekend. “We are passionate about tearing down the barriers that make it harder for disabled people …

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Our journey and brand – the way forward

We are excited to be embarking on a new phase in the Livability journey. To mark the change, we’ve updated our identity and have some exciting work ahead. In this article and Announcement booklet, we outline the main headlines for the way forward. For over 170 years, Livability has been at the forefront of supporting …

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The Greenbelt countdown

We know that what makes life livable is never down to just one thing. It’s the sum of many things. So as one of Greenbelt’s event partners, Livability is delighted to be bringing a number of activities to the festival that aim to helping people make it all add up in their community. Here’s a …

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One volunteer who has made a world of difference to residents of Livability Keefield Close

21-year-old Saskia Burnett started volunteering at Livability Keefield Close as a befriender in 2015. When she arrived, she had already had some volunteering experience elsewhere, but immediately felt at home at the service. It quickly emerged that she was a gifted and exceptional care worker, who felt a genuine connection with residents at the home. …

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