Livability joins four Christian charities calling on churches to support the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness

Livability have come together with four Christian charities to encourage churches to play a major role in the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness and its first monthly focus on older people. Start a Conversation: lead the way on tackling isolation Under the Commission’s slogan ‘Start a Conversation’, the charities want to mobilise Christians to help themselves and others around them …

London Marathon will be half-way point in Marathons for the Mind: 44 Marathons, in 44 days, in 44 Countries for Mental Health

Bournemouth based running enthusiast Peter Thompson has set himself an immense personal challenge: On April 1st 2017, he will embark on an epic adventure and attempt to complete 44 marathons, in 44 days, in 44 countries. Starting in Russia, the challenge will see him run in every country in Europe, with the London Marathon being the half-way point. Called ‘Marathons …

HRH The Princess Royal celebrates staff, supporters and friends at The Princess Royal Livability Awards

HRH The Princess Royal and Livability Patron made a special visit to Livability’s national office on the Greenwich Peninsula this week for The Princess Royal Livability Awards. Held on 7th March 2017, Livability hosted the event to celebrate staff, supporters and volunteers from around the charity. Livability is a disability and community engagement charity, for which HRH is Patron. Also …

Top Environmental Award goes to Livability’s Victoria Education Centre

Livability’s Victoria Eduction Centre in Poole has garnered Eco-School’s highest accolade, the Green Flag, for its work in environmental sustainability. Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children worldwide in an initiative to create greener and more environmentally school environments. Lead by an Eco Committee, made up of pupils and teachers, each school creates a range of ideas for …

Boost to disabled access at Livability Holton Lee – a wellbeing discovery centre in Poole

In recent weeks, the Poole based wellbeing discovery centre ‘Livability Holton Lee’ has received a major boost by securing a grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund. This award will support disabled people enjoy full accessibility, whatever their mobility, 365 days a year through the reparation and development of the Heathland tracks around the wellbeing centre. …

Livability welcomes new report on the spiritual lives of people with learning disabilities

As a Christian disability and community engagement charity, Livability has always believed in the importance of spiritual life. Shaped by a broad and inclusive Christian ethos – we are committed to supporting people holistically – working to provide services and resources that enhance life – physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. In the last few years, there has been growing recognition …

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 …

Marathons for the Mind – 44 Marathons Man meets HRH The Princess Royal

Bournemouth based running enthusiast Peter Thompson has set himself an immense personal challenge: On April 1st 2017, he will embark on an epic adventure and attempt to complete 44 marathons, in 44 days, in 44 countries. Called ‘Marathons for the Mind’ his challenge is to raise awareness and funds for mental health, supporting the charities: Livability who run the Dorset …

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 …