Our Service Categories – Livability

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Our Service Categories

Residential care

Livability’s 32 care homes in England deliver residential support and nursing care for around 300 physically or intellectually disabled people. We are committed to creating caring communities that promote inclusion and wellbeing for the people we support. We combine enabling support with a vibrant home life, and maximise opportunities for residents to enjoy a full and independent life Livability provides modern care services, embracing new and assisted technology and adaptations.

Independent living

Livability specialises in providing person-centred, flexible care and support in the community for people with a wide range of needs and living situations. Whether people require support for an hour or two, or up to 24 hours a day, we help people to get the most out of life and their local community. Reducing social isolation and exclusion is a key outcome for this service, which embraces homecare, community support and day services. The service supports all ages, from late teens to elderly people.

Education

Livability’s two accredited education centres provide specialised learning for disabled students aged 3 to 25, on a day or residential basis. Equipping students for a fulfilling adult life, connected with their local community, is central to a Livability education.

Learning and vocation

Livability has proven expertise in supporting disabled and vulnerable people to pursue vocational paths, new skills and employment opportunities. We’ve helped people launch their own businesses, get interview training and grow core life skills and competencies. Through our services, we help people get to where they want to be.

Livability Enterprise Agency supports disabled and disadvantaged people into self-employment. We provide one-off workshops as well as longer training courses which cover core entrepreneurial skills such as business planning, book-keeping and marketing. Once a client’s business is launched, we can also provide up to 18 months of mentoring. The experienced team has helped launch over 150 businesses and is one of only two UK agencies specialising in working with vulnerable people.

Rehabilitation

Livability runs specialised rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury (SCI). We work with people once they have completed the early phase of their treatment, in day and residential settings. Through our brain injury service in Suffolk and state-of-the-art spinal injury centre in Poole, we work with local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and a wide variety of health partners in supporting people to manage life beyond injury and get their lives back on track. We also share our expertise internationally.

Wellbeing

Livability’s commitment to wellbeing runs through all our services. We are passionate about creating opportunities that support physical, mental, spiritual and social wholeness. As part of our wellbeing offer, Livability’s wellbeing discovery centre near Poole delivers a wide range of outdoor and creative activities; Livability’s Happiness course helps people explore wellbeing and lifestyle, and our Flourish project enables people to grow wellbeing through horticultural therapy.

Disability awareness and campaigning

Whether it’s working with the people we support to make their voice heard, getting churches to sign up to an inclusion charter promoting accessibility and participation, or training local faith groups on being dementia-inclusive, Livability is committed to raising awareness for what an inclusive community really involves.

Community engagement training

Livability has a strong record in ground-breaking community engagement training, providing a wide range of coaching skills, training and resources in how to overcome social isolation in community life. We’ve trained churches and communities across the country on how to tap in to local strengths and resources, to the benefit of their neighbourhood.

Church resourcing

Livability is a passionate advocate of the local church as a powerful agent for change. We equip churches to tackle barriers in community life that fragment society and decrease people’s wellbeing. Livability works with a range of churches in the UK, supporting and resourcing them to meet the needs of local people. The Happiness Course, Dementia Friendly Church and Ability Sunday are all resources that Livability provides to the church.

International

Livability shares expertise internationally. Our specialist team provides disability and community engagement consultancy to a range of spinal cord injury rehabilitation projects in the UK and overseas. The team is expert in building capacity in developing countries to respond to disability. Working with projects in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Livability International has a 20-year strong reputation in spinal injury and community work. Collaborating with the World Health Organisation, national government departments and key health networks, Livability International has created a range of strategic alliances and educational tools to improve spinal care and community outcomes.

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