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. …

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 …

‘Seeing or Meeting? Why being authentically part of a community should be more than just ‘getting out and about’ – and how volunteering helps

It’s easy to see people – but harder to meet them. When you’re out and about in your community, there are probably lots of people you recognise and say hello to. You might even feel that your neighbourhood is a really friendly place. But what if you want to make real friendships, and not just acquaintances? And how much more …

Livability welcomes new report on the spiritual lives of people with learning disabilities

As a Christian disability and community engagement charity, Livability has always believed in the importance of spiritual life. Shaped by a broad and inclusive Christian ethos – we are committed to supporting people holistically – working to provide services and resources that enhance life – physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. In the last few years, there has been growing recognition …

Hope as an Act of Resistance

Corin Pilling explores the nature of hope and discovers it is most powerful and life-giving when it is collectively nurtured and shared. When we come together as friends and communities to articulate things – however small – that inspire and encourage hope, we will find it is a force to be reckoned with. ‘No-one has the right to sit down …

All we need is…friends

Friendship is more than being around people, it’s about connecting with others. How does disability impact on making new friends? ‘Friendship is really important to me because you can have a good time and a laugh together, and you’re there for each other when you need to be.’ So says Claire, who lives at Livability’s Ashley Place residential home, her …