The power of pets – a residential home embracing the outdoors more than ever with a dog walking group

Getting some much needed time outdoors is an important part of life at Livability John Grooms Court – a care home in Norwich. The staff and people that live at the home love spending time outside so much, they thought it would be nice to have some company by starting a dog walking group. Through an organisation called ‘Borrowmydoggy.com’, a …

Livability York House hold a Friendship Lunch that celebrates connections with their local community

The Livability Friends of York House – a group of local supporters and fundraisers – have hosted Livability’s very first Friendship Lunch on Sunday the 2nd April. The event was in recognition of Livability’s 10th anniversary and was in the form of a Sunday carvery. Norman Hodgkin, Chairman of the Friends of Livability York House shares the story. The Friends …

Celebrating our people – A Project Worker dedicated to improving health outcomes for disabled people through horticultural therapy

Much has been written recently about the healing power of nature. Nowhere is this more in evidence than at Livability Holton Lee, where the Flourish project offers a range of land based activities to disabled adults. Anna Sweeney, Programme Lead of Flourish, comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge in working with people with mental health illnesses. She has …

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 …