Jubilee News
Livability | More Than Welcome

Earlier this year Livability launched 'More than Welcome’. The More than Welcome report aims to help equip churches to welcome and serve those with disabilities into their communities.  They will be running training events in Long Eaton in order to help to guide churches and church leaders to deepen relationships with disabled people and build a church where everyone feels a part of the family. 

Livability is a disability charity that helps connect people with the right communities, helping tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people. They run a wide range of disability, education, training and community services to promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Their goals are to see people take part, contribute and be valued.

Here are some examples of the things that Livability have done for the communities and people around us, working in all sorts of places and running courses through the dedicated work of volunteers:

  • 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.
  • Care and support for disabled people.
  • Rehabilitation centres for brain and spinal injury.
  • Church training in community engagement and disability awareness.

More than Welcome, launched earlier this year, is a new resource from Livability to guide your church in how to deepen relationships with disabled people and build a church where everyone belongs. Based on the idea of a journey – the resource will help your church go through three important stages, from a place of welcome, to inclusion, to participation. Their website includes multiple ways to get involved, whether it be volunteering or obtaining a pack, they are supported by Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury and President of Livability. The More Than Welcome pack is a free and downloadable resource that shares tips on how to create an atmosphere where everyone is welcome and able to share their gifts.

In addition to the report- Livability are running training events, and there’s one coming up!
On November 22nd in Long Eaton their training event will be taking place to help churches get on board with building communities where everybody can take part. The day offers a really practical response to the challenges we face in trying to include everyone regardless. It will also be a great opportunity to network with others and hear how others experiences can make for a richer community life together. To find out more and book up to the day, click here.