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How is my neighbour? Developing Livable Communities


Thursday, 29 November 2012 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

How is my neighbour? Developing Livable Communities

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We want to work together to start a movement led by the church of serving our communities and asking our neighbours ‘How are you?’ and responding to them with action that will address the local need and transform the community.

Across our communities trust is eroding, stress is increasing and inequality is on the up. How do we love our neighbours when we don’t know who or how they are? This day is to be the start of a conversation about how Christians can act creatively to increase the ‘livability’ of our communities.

The day will include:

  • Plenary session on a theology of Livable communities and rediscovering shalom in the 21st Century.
  • 8 inspiring presentations on models of intervention to increase wellbeing in our communities.
  • A 60 minute taster of Livability’s new Happiness Course for community groups
  • An exciting and interactive exhibition of organizations with resources to help your work
  • Creative networking opportunities throughout the day
  • Tools for you to take away and utilise in your own context


Recommendations for the day:

Justin Welby

I have been learning from my daughter about Livability which is pioneering the way forward in building communities that are inclusive especially  of people with disabilities. This event is going to be fast moving, informative and thought provoking about how and why Christians can practically make a difference. Warmly recommended.


Rt Rev. Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham



The day will include 8 inspirational talks by:

Chris Parker

Chris Parker, MAP Mentoring. Speaking on: Livable communities : learning from youth mentoring about the 40 assets

Jill Eveliegh

Jill Eveliegh, Speaking on: Livable communtiies : Working with local health practitioners

Natalie Collins

Natalie Collins, Restored. Speaking on: Livable communities : based on Restored Relationships

Paul Burstow

Paul Burstow, MP for Sutton. Speaking on: Livable communities : politically seeking the shalom of the city

Steve Coles

Steve Coles, Social Impact Measurment. Speaking on: Livable communities : Measuring and increasing wellbeing

Trevor Adams

Trevor Adams, Dementia Care. Speaking on: Livable communities : for people with dementia

Westley Ingram

Westley Ingram, Sustainability. Speaking on: Livable communities : building a sustainable town and city

Andy Parnham

Andy Parnham, Livability and Brockley Community Church, Speaking on: Rediscovering the big picture of Shalom and Wellbeing


If you are passionate about your community and interested in asking “how your neighbour is” this day is for you. If you need practical ideas, people to be inspired by and are interested in better articulating your involvement in building a healthy community please join us.


Tell me more...

Across our communities trust is eroding, stress is increasing and inequality is on the up. Across the UK more people are reporting a reduction in their economic, health, social and spiritual wellbeing. This is made even worse as global corporations tell us that happiness means consuming more and sharing less. However, our children are the unhappiest in Europe.

Livability* has spent over 160 years working to improve life for disabled individuals and disadvantaged communities. We recognise we need to act creatively to increase the ‘livability’ of our neighbourhoods. We believe this can come from anyone, but also that Christians have a unique motivation and credibility to contribute towards building whole, safe, inclusive and flourishing communities by demonstrating the compassion of Christ..

As a nation we are richer and better connected than ever. With ‘friends’ easily accessible on the web our neighbourhoods trust is eroding, stress is increasing and inequality is on the increase. How do we love our neighbours when we don’t know who or how they are? 5 million people aged over 60 say they now consider the television to be their only source of company.


Will there be lunch/refreshments provided?

There will be tea and coffee on arrival and everyone will be given a voucher for lunch for the cafe at the venue who provide sandwiches/panini, etc. Please let us know of any dietry requirements with your booking, to ensure that there is the appropriate food provided.

 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Driving: From the M25. Take A217 (Junction 8) and follow signs to town centre. Once you pass the station, follow the one way system down hill. Follow signs to Morden. This will take you past the UCI cinemas (on left) and the back of St Nicholas Shopping Centrre (on right). At Halfords, stay on the right and veer to the right through the lights. Get into the left lane and you will see us on the left as you approach the traffic lights. Turn left into Benhill Avenue and you're here!

Train: Sutton, Surrey is a mainline station on the Thameslink network. Trains from the city and other destinations arrive at and depart regularly from Sutton. Alternatively you can get a bus from Morden Tube Station (last tube stop in the south on the Northern Line). For specific times from where you are click on the travel info link below.

Bus: The 154 and 80 are the best buses to get to get to our building. Both drop off outside the building. For more bus info from where you are click on the travel info link below.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Either phone us on 020 7452 2019 or email at with the subject line showing the event title.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, please let us know as soon as possible about the change of details so that we can have everything ready on the day and to prevent any delays on the day.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

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The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We would ideally like to know who is coming, however we understand that last minute changes do happen. If you are able to let us know in advance we would appreciate it, otherwise let us know on the day - if this does happen, please ensure that you have the ticket on the day.


Do you have questions about How is my neighbour? Developing Livable Communities? Contact Livability

When & Where

Sutton Salvation Army Church
Benhill Ave
SM1 Sutton
United Kingdom

Thursday, 29 November 2012 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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