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Livability at Lambeth Palace: Launching ‘More Than Welcome’ church resource at Justin Welby’s disability conference

On Friday 13th July, Livability joins Justin Welby The Archbishop of Canterbury for an important conference at Lambeth Palace to discuss how disabled people can participate fully in the life of the church. The day’s theme ‘A Place to Belong’ considers what barriers disabled people can face in church life, and what churches can do …

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Pen Underwriting take on the heat and the distance to support Livability

Last Thursday evening, tagged as one of the warmest days of the year so far, a team of over 20 runners from the company ‘Pen Underwriting’ headed down to Battersea Park for the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. All participants enter as company teams to run a 5.6 km race around the park with other companies …

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Meeting the people at York House – What Danny learnt from work experience

During July, Danny Kuhrt has joined Livability for a week of work experience. Working with The Communications and Campaigns Team, Danny’s first day saw him go to Livability York House for a ‘Share Your Story’ workshop with some of the people that the charity supports. In his own words, Danny describes his experiences and what …

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Justin Welby to host disability conference with Livability

On Friday 13th July Justin Welby – The Archbishop of Canterbury and President of Livability – will be hosting a conference at Lambeth Palace to discuss how disabled people can participate fully in the life of the church. The day’s theme ‘A Place to Belong’ will consider what barriers disabled people can face in church …

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Racing ahead as the Tour De France starts

On day 49 of Peter Thompson’s heroic challenge to Run the Tour De France route, the official Tour de France started on Saturday 7 July. This will be the 105th Tour de France, and Pete’s mission to beat the bikes is heating up – they will complete the tour on the 29th July. Pete has …

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The difference Ability Sunday makes – Churches tell their story

Giving everyone the opportunity to share their gifts, strengths and talents is something that Livability passionately believes in – and something that comes into sharp focus on Ability Sunday. Ability Sunday invites churches to celebrate the gifts of all – with a special focus on disabled people. It’s about enriching the life of the church …

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Vote for Livability in Sainsbury’s Charity of the year scheme

Since 2009 Sainsbury’s local charity of the year scheme has raised over £11m. Last year alone stores raised £1.2 million for charities. Livability has made it’s way into a few of the shortlists, where we are one of three chosen local charities Sainsburys would like to support. This is where you come in. The final …

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Making space for dementia: how two people’s approach to care made such a difference to someone living with dementia

Yo Tozer-Loft is a professional singer and storyteller, a mother, a wife – and a carer. She cared for her father, who had a dementia diagnosis, for two years until he died. She tells us here about the impact that reaching out to someone with advanced dementia can have on the person and those around …

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Caring from the inside: one woman’s experience

Yo Tozer-Loft is many things: a professional singer and storyteller, a mother, a wife – and a carer. She has cared for her father and her mother-in-law in her own home, journeying with them through years of living with dementia. Here she talks about the impact of caring on her life and friendships, finding support …

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How our volunteers make it all add up

This Volunteers’ Week, we catch up with volunteers and staff from across Livability to hear how it adds up in their area. With good support, innovative care and positive community connections, people’s health and life outcomes can do much better. But, we can’t do it alone – we rely on our family of volunteers to …

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