Time to get sporty! Skiing fun and boxing fitness at Livability John Grooms Court

Livability John Grooms Court in Norfolk are always looking for ways to engage people in exciting new sports. The team are running a well-established boxing club, where residents train with a top-notch personal trainer to learn all the professional boxing moves and skills. ‘Boxing is a great way to get fit, improve hand-eye co-ordination and promote physical and mental well …

‘Seeing or Meeting? Why being authentically part of a community should be more than just ‘getting out and about’ – and how volunteering helps

It’s easy to see people – but harder to meet them. When you’re out and about in your community, there are probably lots of people you recognise and say hello to. You might even feel that your neighbourhood is a really friendly place. But what if you want to make real friendships, and not just acquaintances? And how much more …

All we need is…friends

Friendship is more than being around people, it’s about connecting with others. How does disability impact on making new friends? ‘Friendship is really important to me because you can have a good time and a laugh together, and you’re there for each other when you need to be.’ So says Claire, who lives at Livability’s Ashley Place residential home, her …

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens Livability’s new Spinal Injury Centre

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened a brand new Livability facility in Dorset – the Livability Spinal Injury Centre. It is based on the site of Livability Holton Lee – a wellbeing discovery centre set in 350 acres of Dorset countryside. A new Spinal Injury Centre in Dorset The Livability Spinal Injury Centre will provide respite and rehabilitation services …

Livability Kenway Court celebrates its 10th anniversary

Ten years ago, doors opened for the very first time at Livability Kenway Court – a residential home in Southend-on-Sea. To celebrate its 10th anniversary we spoke to Service Manager Dianne Alexander about this significant milestone. Having been at Kenway Court from the very beginning, Dianne has great memories of the opening: ‘I can vividly remember the day we moved …

Friendship Really Matters: A supportive community is the key to recovery following spinal injury

Experiencing a life-changing injury can be a devastating blow. Two amazing individuals from Nepal share their experience of spinal injury and how connections in their communities encouraged them to embrace life again. Nirmala’s story Nirmala Karki was a teaching student in her home region of Ramechhap in Nepal. She was collecting animal feed at her home when she fell, injuring …

Friendship Really Matters: Art By The Sea – How one adult education class brings people together through art

The sea has inspired artists for centuries and this is also true at Livability’s Ashley Place service on the seafront in Bognor Regis, where a community art class called ‘Art By The Sea’ brings together a diverse group who love learning together. The weekly class was launched at Ashley Place through the staff and residents’ close connections with their community. …