Livability joins four Christian charities calling on churches to support the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness

Livability have come together with four Christian charities to encourage churches to play a major role in the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness and its first monthly focus on older people. Start a Conversation: lead the way on tackling isolation Under the Commission’s slogan ‘Start a Conversation’, the charities want to mobilise Christians to help themselves and others around them …

Loneliness doesn’t discriminate

The challenge of overcoming loneliness in our communities has come under sharp focus in recent years. Our lives are busier, our commutes are longer, and our families are often spread to the four corners of the globe, leading to less time together. Key life transitions can also impact heavily. The ending of a relationship, bereavement or children leaving home are …

London Marathon will be half-way point in Marathons for the Mind: 44 Marathons, in 44 days, in 44 Countries for Mental Health

Bournemouth based running enthusiast Peter Thompson has set himself an immense personal challenge: On April 1st 2017, he will embark on an epic adventure and attempt to complete 44 marathons, in 44 days, in 44 countries. Starting in Russia, the challenge will see him run in every country in Europe, with the London Marathon being the half-way point. Called ‘Marathons …

44 marathons, 44 European countries, 44 consecutive days

On April 1st 2017 Peter Thompson begins an epic adventure: 44 marathons across 44 European countries in 44 consecutive days! This will involve running a marathon within every country in Europe – all to raise funds for the mental health support work of the Flourish project at Livability Holton Lee and the work of MIND.

You should read more about this amazing attempt here…

Neil Jameson, Citizens UK

Organising communities for action – an interview with Citizens UK Exec Director, Neil Jameson

Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. Their work has seen widespread campaigning for the Living Wage, major support in the Refugee crisis, and trains thousands of community leaders and volunteers to take action on key issues in their communities. Livability interviewed Neil Jameson – the organisation’s Executive Director– about the value …

Livability speaks to MPs ahead of general election

Over the past few months at Livability we have been in conversation with our residents and staff to find out about the issues which matter most to them ahead of the general election. As part of this process we organised two informal hustings at York House and Nash College. Whether it has been small groups or rooms full of people, …

Livability reacts to general election result

Here is Livability CEO, Dave Webber, on what Livability hopes of the new government.  As the new government is established we hope that they will share our desire to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our society are cared for and protected. We will continue to champion the rights of disabled people and hope that the incoming government will formulate policies …

Livability supports the Parliamentary decision on the Assisted Dying Bill

Friday 11 September saw the House of Commons vote on the Assisted Dying Bill, an issue on which MPs have voted for the first time in almost 20 years. The bill outlined proposals for a right to die in England and Wales and allow some terminally ill adults to end their lives with medical supervision. 118 MPs voted for and …