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getting your good life

Getting Your Good Life

See some of the stories from the individuals that we have helped to achieve their Good Life

community & citizenship

What We Offer

Find out how we work alongside statutory bodies to demonstrate how to get individuals their Good Life by doing things differently

about us

About Us

Learn about how we got here and the people and things that drive us to achieve amazing things

Our goals are simple but challenging:

  •   To contribute to the evolution of the personalisation thrust and the restoring of power in respect of social welfare to individuals, families and communities
  •   To demonstrate the necessity and viability of a wide diversity of initiatives to not only support people to successfully self-direct but also, and as importantly, to effect a culture change in favour of self-reliance and reciprocity
  •   Through local action
  •   To raise grassroots awareness of the opportunities on offer and support people and organisations to grasp them
  •   To constructively criticise initiatives that unnecessarily retain power and control in the hands of public bureaucracies
  •   To contribute to the emergence of a movement of people who believe that there‘s more to life than services
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Welcome to LivesthroughFriends

We believe that ‘Good Lives’ for all of us have their foundations in loving and caring relationships and the ‘social capital’ that grows from individuals being part of their local community and being allowed to contribute to it in their own unique way. Indeed, immersion in “serviceland” tends to have the opposite alienating effect as people rarely sustain real control over their lives in the absence of support, advocacy, and love from family and friends.

Our approach is strengths-based, knowing from solid experience, that effective health and social services practice is supplementary and complementary to the core/relational economy. Our goal is to demonstrate the dysfunctionality of marketized social care and to contribute to the reinvention of local community social work and related services.

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LivesthroughFriends are members of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities