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‘Make my Heart Your Home’ – a musical breakthrough from ex VEC student Nick Farmer

The Victoria Education Centre (VEC) does a lot of fantastic work. This might be fairly self-evident for anyone who has ever come into contact with it, but it is worth shouting about sometimes. It is a

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15 minutes: too short a time for quality care

I am delighted to welcome Kayleigh Walters as my first guest blogger. Kayleigh is Livability’s User Involvement Case Coordinator and as a young disabled woman she has a unique perspective on the issues

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A Marvellous example: Why ‘Marvellous’ and Toby Jones have set the gold standard for disability in film

A recurring problem with disability in film is that it is often presented as being apart from the norm and can be scaled up for emphasis. Some of the better known films featuring disability tend to

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An important success for deaf people, but the fight is not over yet

This week (19th – 23rd May) is Deaf Awareness week, and much needed it is too. Livability’s Enterprise Agency deals on a daily basis with people who have been affected by problems of not being properly

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Author Emily Ackerman on her new book ‘The Amazing Technicolour Pyjama Therapy’

Our August guest blog is by Dr Emily Ackerman, author of a new book titled The Amazing Technicolour Pyjama Therapy. You can find a review of the book here. Emily was stricken in her twenties by severe

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How I found a home working at Livability

Mel McDonnell, Team Leader at Lifestyle Choices South East, writes about why she joined Livability and the role she plays in helping disabled people retake their independence and freedom of choice. Mel

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HRH The Princess Royal hosts Livability at St James’s Palace

HRH The Princess Royal and Patron of Livability hosted the charity at St James’s Palace last night. A prestigious event that formed part of Livability’s tenth anniversary year, the evening

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Is this the world’s most accessible Bible?

Livability is proud to be part of the launch of a ground-breaking new Bible version. The NIrV Accessible Edition was launched yesterday in London, as church and ministry leaders from across the UK gathered

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Livability’s Katharine Welby Roberts on World Mental Health Day

Last week, on October 10th, it was World Mental Health Day. The Day was of particular significance to Livability in relation to our Dementia Friendly Churches Initiative which delivers training on how

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Mental Health Awareness Week and 44 marathons

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – and now only one week to go until Peter Thompson concludes his Marathons for the Mind challenge. Since April 1st 2017, running enthusiast Peter Thompson

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