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  1. Livability

    About this provider

    Livability promotes Livable Communities

    Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities.  From our work at the front line, we know that too many people are facing barriers that cause isolation.  Disabled people are often hardest hit.  Isolation is also a major problem in margnialized communities across the UK.

    We want to change this.  Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all.  Together, we work to see people take part, contribute and be valued.

    Our work is further driven by our enabling network of volunteers and the community engagement team who support churches to make their communities become more inclusive and better places to live. 

    Created by the merger of the Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms in 2007, Livability combines a strong heritage as social reformers with a will to innovate and an ambition to put an end to social exclusion.

    We are proud to have merged with two other Charities namely Holton Lee in 2014, and more recently Prospects in May 2016, thereby extending our reach and church networks throughout the UK.

    Holton Lee is set in the Dorset Countryside, with 350 acres of natural woodland, where visitors are welcomed to enjoy walks or use the mobility vehicles to fully embrace the peaceful surroundings and engage with nature. With two houses available to rent for holidays, Holton Lee provides a perfect woodland retreat with the option of visiting nearby Poole and its attractions.

    Prospects is a leading Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities and their families in the UK, providing person-centred support within a range of housing settings; supported living, residential, domiciliary care and day opportunities.

    Valuing people and putting our customers first

    At Livability we treat every person who uses our services as an individual and put the people we support, their families and carers at the centre of what we do.

    Our services are tailored to the individual in a holistic way, building an individual’s personal assets to strengthen their physical, mental, spiritual and social health towards positive personalised outcomes. We evidence what we do as proof that the service we offer remains person-centred, up-to-date and fully involves the people we support to have full choice and control over their lives.

    The people we support advise us on the wider disability issues we should be tackling and are the driving force behind our national campaigns that challenge society's attitudes to disability.

    If you would like to learn more or wish to become a volunteer, please email –

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