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The legs say no. The mind says no. Six months of my greatest challenge

Yashas Mudumbai is one of the people running with Livability in the Virgin London Marathon this April. He shares his reasons for running and what he’s learning about himself through the challenge of training. The legs say no. The mind says no. More importantly, your surroundings say no. For the last six months, these three …

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Recovering from stroke – one man’s rehabilitation story and sporting success

Support from Livability Icanho – an aquired brain injury rehabilitaiton centre – made such a difference to runner David Swales that he decided he would raise funds for the Suffolk-based rehabilitation centre – by running 1,000 miles in 2017. Now 850 miles in, with £2,500 raised, David’s astonishing achievement after a debilitating stroke was recognised …

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5 Christmas stocking fillers every marathon runner needs

Livability is proud to have over a great team of people running the Virgin London Marathon next year, in support of the charity. As December gets underway, every London marathon runner’s training plan will start to see the distances start to get longer. In this article, one of our runners shares her marathon training Christmas …

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The Greenbelt countdown

We know that what makes life livable is never down to just one thing. It’s the sum of many things. So as one of Greenbelt’s event partners, Livability is delighted to be bringing a number of activities to the festival that aim to helping people make it all add up in their community. Here’s a …

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One volunteer who has made a world of difference to residents of Livability Keefield Close

21-year-old Saskia Burnett started volunteering at Livability Keefield Close as a befriender in 2015. When she arrived, she had already had some volunteering experience elsewhere, but immediately felt at home at the service. It quickly emerged that she was a gifted and exceptional care worker, who felt a genuine connection with residents at the home. …

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Celebrating our people – An IT specialist that’s increased efficiency and accuracy across the charity

Martyn joined Livability in July 2013 as Business Intelligence Development Manager. Since then, he has transformed the way information is gathered and analysed through the charity. Working hard to create a range of data solutions, he has developed the tools that enable more informed and better decisions to be made about how the organisation as …

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A new lease of life after a residential home’s refurshment is complete

As the saying goes ‘There’s nowhere like home’. For the people that live at Livability’s Oakview residential home in Aberystwyth, a refurbishment has given way to a completely new environment with greater possibilities. We all have lived in this house for approximately 30 years! However, for three months we went to live in holiday cottages …

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Livability supports communion service at Greenbelt with a special focus on inclusion, celebration and accessibility

Livability will support an accessible and inclusive communion service at this year’s Greenbelt As one of the event partners of Greenbelt, Livability is delighted to be supporting the festival’s communion service on Sunday. Gathering thousands together, it will be a mass celebration of inclusion, community and everyone bringing their strengths, gifts and needs together. In …

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Livening up your life together – how to refresh your team using curiosity, play and creativity

Groups, like people, can get tired and stale. As well as getting rest and refreshment for yourself, it may be time to shake up your meetings and find fresh ways of seeing those you work with – and the cause you share. Corin Pilling offers some suggestions involving curiosity, play and creativity that are guaranteed …

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Flowers and fun – the perfect recipe for Livability’s York House garden party

With the summer in full swing, the staff and people that live at Livability’s York House wanted to take advantage of all the season has to offer. The York House community is both lively and welcoming, so they organised a garden party for their family, friends and residents in the local community. ‘The idea of …

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