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Cake bake breaks down barriers in Norwich

The people that live at Livability John Grooms Court – a residential care home for disabled people in Norwich – are reaching out to others in the community who face barriers to social inclusion – through their love of dogs, walking and cake. The group are cooking up a feast for a local fundraising tea, …

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Livability’s new annual review and report for 2016-2017

Livability’s Annual Review and Annual Report for 2016-2017 are now published. Featuring the people we support, our donors, staff and volunteers, this year’s Annual Review highlights a number of stories about why community connections really do matter. In a society where more and more people are facing isolation, building strong relationships and meaningful community is …

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Popular broadcaster Chris Tarrant and BBC’s Pam Rhodes join the special guests at Livability’s Christmas carol service

The BBC’s Pam Rhodes, The Reverend Canon Roger Royle and popular TV show host and broadcaster Chris Tarrant are among the special guests appearing at this year’s Livability Christmas Carol service. Held at the iconic St-Martin-In-The-Fields church, in London’s Trafalgar Square, the carol service is always a popular and important event with charity supporters, friends …

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Livability are conducting a search for their next CEO – following the retirement announcement of Dave Webber

Following the recent retirement announcement of Dave Webber, Livability are conducting a recruitment search for the charity’s next CEO. Dave Webber has served Livability as CEO since 2012 and previously worked as the charity’s Director of Adult Services. In his retirement announcement Dave said: ‘During these last 15 years I’ve worked with literally thousands of …

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Livability film up for Charity Film Award – made with a cast of the people we support

A film made with a cast of some of the people that use Livability’s services is up for a Charity Film Award. The film is called ‘It All Adds Up’ and has been submitted to the Charity Film Awards – for which nominations are now open. The message of the film Shot earlier this year, …

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Centre stage at the ONE event

Using different ways of learning in church means everyone can take part. That was the message from people from the Livability community, who took centre stage at the ONE weekend event at Lincolnshire showground. Livability provides an extended programme for adults with intellectual disabilities at ONE, organised by Ground Level Network, which draws 4,000-plus churchgoers …

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Preaching at Greenbelt – Becky’s message

15-year-old Becky Tyler impacted thousands of lives when she preached at arts, faith and activism festival Greenbelt earlier this year. Becky, who uses an electronic talker to communicate, took part in a uniquely accessible and inclusive communion service that welcomed over 6,500 people, supported by Livability. We speak to Becky and her mum Fiona about …

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Dementia: changing ‘seldom heard’ to ‘seen and heard’ involves us all

Many in our communities who are lonely and isolated also feel unseen and unheard. This is particularly true for those with dementia and their carers who may have been previously well-connected but begin to lose those connections. Charlotte Overton-Hart, who works with Livability’s Community Engagement Team as Dementia Associate reflects on the struggle we all face in relating to those who are different from us and reminds us that making a difference starts by listening.

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Livability student Jenson wows crowds when he completed a solo walk at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Livability student Jenson wowed the crowds when he completed a solo walk at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival – but for mum Emily, the joy of connecting with others was as significant as witnessing her son’s physical achievement. Four-year-old Jenson, whose efforts have raised £1,000+ for Livability Victoria Education Centre (VEC), smashed the Kids’ Kilometre at …

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Livability to support Kairos at a disability conference in Vatican City

The Pontifical Council for new Evangelisation and Catechesis is partnering with disability consultancy ‘The Kairos Forum’ to stage a conference, named ‘ Disability and catechesis; a necessary engagement for the everyday life of the church’ . As a disability charity that provides a wide range of support and training to churches surrounding disability – Livability …

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