Specialists in Community Health and Care


Livewell Southwest is an independent, award winning social enterprise providing integrated health and social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon and Cornwall. We are at the forefront of integrating health and social care, which means that we care for people in new ways that are more efficient, with health and social care professionals who would have previously worked in individual teams now working together. This helps us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place and at the right time.

Locality working means that we create strong networks and partnerships with a wide range of community groups and professionals so that support is responsive and provided within your local community. You will find our teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health and wellbeing hubs, at community events and even at football matches.

In 2016 Livewell Southwest was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and received a rating of ‘good’ overall. Our mental health inpatient unit (Glenbourne) and our community learning disabilities team received an exceptional rating of ‘outstanding’.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support people to stay well in the place and the community in which they live, where they can enjoy the best quality of life.

Wellbeing Is Our Priority

Wellbeing is our priority: healthy people and healthy communities are vital and our long term investment priority.

Our Commitment

Our commitment is to implement new ways of working to significantly reduce the need for hospital bed-based care, including people with complex needs, by wrapping our services around home and community-based care.

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of service users would recommend our services, based on 951 respondents in September 2018

Latest News


If your child is unwell, consult HANDi this winter

Doctors in Devon are reminding parents to consult the HANDi paediatric app if they aren’t sure what to do when their child is unwell. The free app, available to download onto any Apple or Android device, was launched specifically with children in mind and is loaded...

How can we make Plymouth a global Social Enterprise City?

Tune in to a Facebook Live broadcast on Monday 12 November, 5pm - 6pm to join the discussion and debate, and comment or tweet your thoughts & questions using #PLGlobalSE Click here to join. In front of the camera will be Gareth Hart (Director of Iridescent Ideas CIC...

Livewell Southwest awards honour outstanding work

Outstanding work and commitment by professionals to provide the best possible health and social care in and around Plymouth was recognised at a packed awards ceremony in the city on Friday. The annual Livewell Southwest People Awards at the Crowne Plaza...

If your child is unwell, consult HANDi this winter

Doctors in Devon are reminding parents to consult the HANDi paediatric app if they aren’t sure what to do when their child is unwell. The free app, available to download onto any Apple or Android device, was launched specifically with children in mind and is loaded...

How can we make Plymouth a global Social Enterprise City?

Tune in to a Facebook Live broadcast on Monday 12 November, 5pm - 6pm to join the discussion and debate, and comment or tweet your thoughts & questions using #PLGlobalSE Click here to join. In front of the camera will be Gareth Hart (Director of Iridescent Ideas CIC...