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 …

Celebrating our people – One manager that has given 24 years of outstanding commitment and dedication to the people we support

Miriam is well known throughout Livability for her dedication, warmth and humour. Originally trained as a nurse, her first role at the organisation was as Deputy Manager of Livability Keefield Close, the Essex-based residential service for people with learning disabilities and long-term health needs. In recent years, she has served as Hub Manager for seven care homes in the Essex …

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 …