Livability is the charity that’s committed to enabling people with disabilities to live the life they want to lead. We work to change what is unlivable, helping people to tackle the barriers they face and create a livable life. We believe that the people we support have the right to a full and flourishing life. They deserve the very best in service delivery. Driven by our core values, Livability strives to be open, enabling, inclusive and courageous in all that we do.
Through our services, we enable people with disabilities to thrive. We work to put the things in place that all add up to living well. We provide a wide range of care, education, vocation and rehabilitation services. In all we do, we help people become more confident and independent and to grow community connections that improve wellbeing.
We work to change what’s unlivable – we help people tackle and overcome the barriers in their lives, including any that prevent them participating fully in society, because this negatively affect people’s wellbeing and life expectancy. Our services strive to transform how people with disabilities connect with the communities they choose to be part of.
It all adds up
What makes life livable is never down to just one thing. It’s the sum of many things: from support to guidance; mobility to freedom; education to employment; friendship to community; a great chat to overcoming challenges together. It all adds up – to Livability.
How we work
Livability supports a wide range of people through our range of services. Our charity community is diverse and includes staff, volunteers, supporters, donors and health partners.
We know that care and inclusion work involves a wide circle of people and we’re proud to work with everyone who uses our services. This includes: people with disabilities; their families and carers; our staff; churches; community partners; commissioners; volunteers and donors. Together we develop creative responses that all add up to better life outcomes and support for people with disabilities.
Who we support
We run an extensive choice of services across the UK for people with disabilities. Every day, we deliver direct services to over 1,000 people, who are at the centre of everything we do.
The people we support access our services by local authority referral, NHS referral or self-referral. We work closely with individuals and their families, brokerage teams and other professionals to find the best placement for them. We also work with churches and community projects to reach out to the needs of people in their locality.