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Curry, care and being a Kylie fan – Why personalised care really matters to Ashaq

This week, Ashaq cooked a curry for dinner. No biggie perhaps, but for Ashaq, this apparently simple task represents a long journey out of pain and loss, with the support of an expert Livability residential care team. Ashaq was at the lowest point in his life when he arrived at Livability York House, home to …

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Supporting disabled people into employment with the North Wales Pioneer newspaper

Getting work can be a hard job, especially if you need to overcome disabling barriers or job scarcity. In Colwyn Bay, people with learning disabilities who use Livability’s day services are proving that everyone has something to contribute, if they are given the chance – and their work is helping to build a more connected …

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Independent living – why community connections matter to Darren

Darren loves the community where he lives. Being sociable wasn’t always his thing, he says – but using Livability’s independent living services has helped him to grow in confidence and independence. Darren uses Livability’s services in Llandudno for a couple of hours each day, to support him with the tasks involved with running his own …

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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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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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A new lease of life after a residential home’s refurshment is complete

As the saying goes ‘There’s nowhere like home’. For the people that live at Livability’s Oakview residential home in Aberystwyth, a refurbishment has given way to a completely new environment with greater possibilities. We all have lived in this house for approximately 30 years! However, for three months we went to live in holiday cottages …

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Flowers and fun – the perfect recipe for Livability’s York House garden party

With the summer in full swing, the staff and people that live at Livability’s York House wanted to take advantage of all the season has to offer. The York House community is both lively and welcoming, so they organised a garden party for their family, friends and residents in the local community. ‘The idea of …

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Livability nurse receives prestigious award for international work in spinal injury rehabilitation

Fiona Stephenson – a specialist spinal cord injury nurse – has won the International Impact Award at the 2017 Cavell Nurses’ Trust Awards. Cavell Nurses’ Trust is a UK charity providing a range of support for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants across the country. The newly created International Impact Award recognises the vital role of …

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A royal outing to Frogmore House and Garden for a passionate historian

As part of the charity’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Livability was given the special opportunity to invite guests to explore Frogmore House and Garden – an official royal residence. Livability Manager, Heather Alblas, recounts the day with Paul Robson who lives at Livability’s Barnabas House residential home in Southend. Paul has a real passion for art …

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Boxing master class with Zaiphan Morris for the people that live at Livability’s John Groom Court

Livability’s John Grooms Court – a care home for disabled people in Norwich – is taking an exciting approach to supporting the people that live at the home to pursue fitness and health activities – through boxing with Zaiphan Morris. The Livability team have been delighted to welcome the training expertise of the Norwich based …

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