Physiotherapist to run the London Marathon in aid of Livability’s brain injury rehabilitation service

Every year, thousands of runners take to the starting line in Greenwich, South East London for the Virgin London Marathon. Rachel Baynes from Suffolk is running her maiden marathon for Team Livability. We asked her what she’s most looking forward to ahead of the event. Why are you running the London Marathon? I am a Physiotherapist Clinical Specialist at Livability …

Being Disabled in Britain – a Journey Less Equal?

Last week, The Equality and Human Right Commission issued their report ‘Being Disabled in Britain – a Journey Less Equal.’ The report sheds an important spotlight on how millions of disabled people are facing barriers in their lives and opportunities. The report, which covers six key areas of life, finds that disabled people in Britain are experiencing disadvantages in all …

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, …

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 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. …

Holding onto hope by your fingernails?

Burnout is a particular risk for those in the trenches of front line church, care and community work. If you are the person who is seen to hold hope for the community, what happens when you find yourself digging from a dry well? Livability’s Corin Pilling explores the challenge of hope in community work. Many church, community and care workers …