Organisation aims / mission / values
- Livability is the charity that exists to support disabled people to live a life that adds up for them. Working together and with the people we support, we tackle barriers that impact disabled people, to enable better wellbeing and participation for all. Delivering a wide range of care, education, vocation and rehabilitation services, we strive to grow community connections that help people thrive.
Livability is a charity that’s committed to enabling people live the life they want to lead. So we work to put the things in place that all add up to living well. Our care services help to connect people with their community, to grow happiness,
health and wellbeing.
- Too often in our society, disabled people face barriers that impact their lives and opportunities. These might be barriers to employment, education and training; poor accessibility in public spaces; or experiencing prejudice and stigma. This can cause exclusion, inequality and isolation. Barriers to participating fully in society negatively affect disabled people’s wellbeing and life expectancy. This needs to change.
How we deliver these aimsLivability is a proven and trusted provider of disability care and community projects throughout the UK. Our 2000-strong, enabling team of staff and volunteers across the UK deliver services in the areas of: • Care and support for adults • Children and young people • Ageing with disability • Rehabilitation and reablement • Education and learning • Employment and enterprise In order to achieve our aims we provide: • 32 care homes and residential support centres. • A school and a further education college for disabled students. • A wellbeing discovery centre set in 200 acres of natural landscape. • Independent and supported living programmes for disabled people. • Rehabilitation centres for brain and spinal injury. • Church training in community engagement and disability awareness. • Spinal injury rehabilitation expertise in developing countries. • ‘Dementia Inclusive Church’ resourcing and coaching. • Wellbeing and happiness coaching through the Livability Happiness Course. • Social inclusion work through churches and community projects.
Who benefits from our workLivability’s 35 care homes in England deliver residential support and nursing care for around 300 physically or intellectually disabled people. We are committed to creating caring communities that promote inclusion and wellbeing for the people we support. Livability specialises in providing person-centred, flexible care and supported living for people with a wide range of needs and living situations. Whether people require support for an hour or two, or up to 24 hours a day, we help people to get the most out of life and their local community. Livability has proven expertise in supporting disabled and vulnerable people to pursue vocational paths, new skills and employment opportunities. We’ve helped people launch their own businesses, get interview training and grow core life skills and competencies. Livability’s two accredited education centres provide specialised learning for disabled students aged 3 to 25, on a day or residential basis. Livability Victoria Education Centre is an award winning school in the Poole area. Nash College is a Further Education provision in Bromley. Livability runs specialised rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury (SCI). We work with people once they have completed the early phase of their treatment, in day and residential settings. Through our brain injury service in Suffolk and state-of-the-art spinal injury centre in Poole. We create opportunities that support physical and mental wellbeing. Livability’s wellbeing discovery centre near Poole delivers a wide range of outdoor and creative activities; Livability’s Happiness course helps people explore wellbeing and lifestyle, and our Flourish project enables people to grow wellbeing through horticultural therapy.
Livability is the charity that exists to support disabled people to live a life that adds up for them. Working together and with the people we support, we tackle barriers that impact disabled people, to enable better wellbeing and participation for all. Delivering a wide range of care, education, vocation and rehabilitation services, we strive to grow community connections that help people thrive.
Livability, 6 Mitre Passage, London, SE10 0ER