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 UK based nurses, midwives and …

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 and historical artifacts as well …

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 boxer – a 32-year-old super-featherweight …

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 an organisation called ‘Borrowmydoggy.com’, a …

Being Disabled in Britain – a Journey Less Equal?

Last week, The Equality and Human Right Commission issued their report ‘Being Disabled in Britain – a Journey Less Equal.’ The report sheds an important spotlight on how millions of disabled people are facing barriers in their lives and opportunities. The report, which covers six key areas of life, finds that disabled people in Britain are experiencing disadvantages in all …

Celebrating our people – A Livability manager that provides outstanding care for the people we support

Michelle is an Acting Practice Manager with Livability’s residential care services. With an infectious laugh and winning manner, she’s a born motivator. Joining Hallgate and Beaumont Court, two residential services in Northumberland, just 13 months ago, her hard work and determination has had a hugely positive impact on her staff and the people they support. So much so that she …