Victoria Education Centre shortlisted for two prestigious schools awards

Livability Victoria Education Centre – a school for young disabled people run by Livability – has been shortlisted for two 2017 TES Schools Awards. Formally announced today by the Times Educational Supplement, Victoria has been shortlisted for: Alternative-provision school of the year Digital innovation/educational technology school of the year The prestigious annual TES Schools Awards, now in their ninth year, …

Celebrating accessible church at Spring Harvest

This Easter, Livability’s Prospects teams have been leading parallel streams of celebrations and Bible teaching for adults with learning disabilities at Spring Harvest. Promoted as feature breaks, Prospects’ has partnered with Spring Harvest for over 30 years. The work has enabled families caring for a member with learning disabilities to attend the conference. Each day starts with a collective ‘wake …

Marathon Man begins epic challenge to run a marathon in every European country

This week, Peter Thompson from Dorset has begun his epic challenge of running 44 marathons in 44 countries, over 44 consecutive days. Called Marathons for the Mind, Peter’s challenge is to raise awareness around mental health. He is also fundraising for charities Livability Holton Lee and Mind. Peter ran is first two marathons in St Petersburg, Russia and Helsinki, Finland. …

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 …