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 …

The adventure of a lifetime: 44 Marathon Man talks about his European adventure

On 1st April Peter Thompson will begin his mammoth undertaking, attempting to finish 44 marathons in 44 countries over the course of 44 days. Peter’s ‘Marathon’s for the Mind’, will help to raise much-needed awareness and donations for mental health. He has selected the charities Livability (whose wellbeing programme Flourish is run at Livability Holton Lee’s centre in Dorset) and …

Loneliness doesn’t discriminate

The challenge of overcoming loneliness in our communities has come under sharp focus in recent years. Our lives are busier, our commutes are longer, and our families are often spread to the four corners of the globe, leading to less time together. Key life transitions can also impact heavily. The ending of a relationship, bereavement or children leaving home are …

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 …

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. …