Active for All is a a service that supports and promotes physical activity in adults with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities
Better Futures is a support service for adults 18+ with a learning disability
Caring for Carers is a support service for over 18's who look after a partner, family member or a friend with an illness or disability
Long-term Condition Self-Management helps people living with any long-term physical or low level mental health condition to better manage their condition and to achieve a better quality of life
Sensory solutions is a service that provides information, advice and equipment for people of all ages with concerns about sight or hearing
About Improving Lives Plymouth
As a long established organisation, working within the city of Plymouth and the surrounding area, we have an excellent track record of delivering services and developing new ones to meet the needs of individuals and community and voluntary organisations.
Improving Lives Plymouth runs information, advice and support services for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. We also help prospective volunteers find interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities and support organisations to provide good quality volunteering programmes.
Improving Lives Plymouth currently has 50 paid staff and over 100 volunteers across our services.
What are Wellbeing Hubs?
12 Wellbeing Hubs will open across neighbourhoods over the next two years as part of an initiative designed to focus on prevention and make services easier to access in neighbourhoods.
Plymouth's Wellbeing Hubs have four main aims
To improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for local people
To reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing
To improve people's experience of care
To improve the sustainability of the health and wellbeing system
The hubs are a key part of the city's One System, One Aim vision which looks to transform care by taking a different approach.
From patients to people - the hubs will be designed to engage with people recognising they have strengths and assets and with support can achieve outcomes without being viewed as patients who need things doing to them
From care settings to places and communities - the hubs will be a place and community-based offer and will help to develop communities that care
From what's the matter with you to what matters to you - the plan is to focus on the assets of individuals and build on that to achieve the things they want to achieve
From illness management to wellness support - the focus is on prevention and wellbeing