Friendship Really Matters – Livability’s Christmas message
Today, Livability has launched a special focus on why Friendship Really Matters.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the charity will be sharing a range of stories, films and events about the importance of friendship and community connections in the lives of the people we support.
Disabled people are often at greater risk of being socially isolated and often rate their happiness lower than those that do not report a disability.
But research shows that health, life and well being outcomes are stronger when people can enjoy positive relationships and community connections.[blockquote cite=”” type=”center”]The journey to Christmas starts today and celebrates the story of Steve and Rachel, who participate in Livability’s Flourish project at Livabilty Holton Lee.[/blockquote]
“As a charity, Livability exists to tackle isolation and work for inclusion. We seek to connect people with their community, so their lives, health and well being outcomes are better. The stories we share between now and Christmas will seek to show why positive relationships and community really can have an impact on someone’s life,” says Dave Webber, CEO.
Can you help connect people this Christmas?
Our work to help connect people with their community is only possible thanks to the friendship of our supporters. This Christmas, your support could help with:[cs_section id=”” class=” center-text ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-style: solid; border-width: 0px; border-color: #e5e5e5; ” visibility=”” bg_color=”#ffffff” parallax=”false”][column type=”1/3″]
Supporting people recover from mental health illness by taking part in Flourish – our horticultural therapy programme at Livability’s wellbeing centre.[/column][column type=”1/3″]
Enabling disabled people express their creativity and build friendships through art classes and community programmes.[/column] [column type=”1/3″ last=”true”]
Coaching people facing barriers to employment in setting up their own business.[/column][/cs_section][gap size=”20px”][promo image=”http://www.abilitysunday.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FRM-main-image-v3.png” alt=”Friendship Really Matters”] [x_button size=”large” block=”true” circle=”false” href=”http://www.abilitysunday.org.uk/friendshipreallymatters” title=”” target=”_blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Find out more about how you can connect people this Christmas [x_icon type=”arrow-right”][/x_button][/promo]
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