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Disability care

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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Three people living at Livability residential home in Southend win community award

Every year Southend Mencap put on an Achievers Awards ceremony and people nominate others. The staff team this year nominated three of the people who live at Barnabas House to receive awards. Sarah: for her courage in performing before others and her ability to adapt to new and unknown situations. In 2016 Sarah continued to …

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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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One man runs 10km race where he suffered a stroke one year before

It takes tremendous courage to revisit the place that caused a traumatic experience. In 2016 David Swales suffered a stroke after running a 10km race. With help from Livability Icanho – a specialist rehabilitation centre for adults after an acquired brain injury or stroke – David was able to run another 10km event one year …

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Championing one fan’s passion for football

Jeffrey lives at Livability Beaumont Court – a residential home in Northumberland run by Livability – and is an avid fan of Newcastle United Football Club. With help from the the staff team at the home, Jeffery had the chance to watch them play their last game of the season and be crowned champions of …

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The power of pets – a residential home embracing the outdoors more than ever with a dog walking group

Getting some much needed time outdoors is an important part of life at Livability John Grooms Court – a care home in Norwich. The staff and people that live at the home love spending time outside so much, they thought it would be nice to have some company by starting a dog walking group. Through …

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