What’s the biggest question in life you’d like answered?
To help raise much needed awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills, Livability joined forces with Remember A Charity, which concludes at the end of the week.
What is Remember a Charity in your Will Week?
Remember A Charity is a consortium of 200 of the UK’s favourite charities. Together, we’re encouraging more people to remember a charity in their Will, once they’ve looked after their family and friends.
Remember A Charity Week is a campaign focused on increasing charitable will-giving, working with charities and partners in the legal sector, government and private sector. This year saw the launch of the world’s first charity powered search engine.
What is the HUMAN search engine?
During the week, we’ve seen over 200 charities, as well as some well-known celebrities, come together to launch Human. The search engine brings together the expertise from a wide range charities to answer some of the world’s toughest questions.
Livability asked on the Human search engine, ‘How can Communities help disabled people in the future?’
We’ve been inviting our valued supporters, staff, volunteers and people we support to share some truly inspiring thoughts on how gifts in Wills can help answer some of life’s biggest questions. Here’s our response:
Helen England, Livability Chief Executive also answers the question Livability posed on the Human search engine:
“Communities can help disabled people in the future by working really hard to see the person. We’ve all got different abilities and disabilities, so let’s celebrate everybody’s uniqueness and let people participate in community life.
It is often said that ‘the best things in life are free’. I think we could all make a huge difference to somebody else’s life, just by doing something as simple as befriending them over a cup of tea.”
Fighting social isolation
Right now, in our society, people are facing social isolation. It’s a major health risk and disabled and vulnerable people are often hardest hit. Quite simply, many disabled and vulnerable people are not given the opportunity to become fully included and valued members of community. And as a result, around 50 percent of disabled people are lonely on any given day. It’s a staggering statistic that demonstrates why good support, innovative care and establishing positive community connections and friendships is so very vital to improving health and life outcomes and enabling disabled and vulnerable people to live their fullest life.
That’s why Livability is working hard to deliver services and projects that help people connect with their community.
However, over half of Livability’s fundraised income comes from supporters who have generously chosen to leave a gift in their Will. Which means that these gifts will be vital for our work to continue in the years to come. And even a small amount can make a big difference in helping us to answer some of life’s biggest questions for disabled and vulnerable people.
We’d love you to share your answers to some of life’s biggest questions with us, as well as your thoughts on gifts in Wills.Request information on leaving a gift in your Will to Livability
How can I get involved?
We would love as many of our supporters as possible to get involved in Remember a Charity in your Will Week 2018 – after all, it’s only because of you that we can continue to help connect disabled and vulnerable people with their communities.
Here’s some of the ways you can get involved:
- Visit humansearchengine.org/livability to read some truly inspiring stories on how, together, we can answer some of life’s biggest questions
- Join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter and let #HumanSearchEngine know how you would like to help pass on something wonderful
- Request more information on including a gift in your Will to Livability
- If you’ve chosen to include a gift in your Will to Livability, we’d love you to share your story with us.
- If you could consider including a gift in your Will, together, we can continue to remove the barriers that prevent disabled and vulnerable people from living their fullest life.