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 1724 respondents in January 2019

Latest News


Our performance at a glance

Livewell Southwest constantly monitors the services it provides to ensure we are delivering the right care and support to people, at the right time, and in the right place. We have used this information to produce a simple snapshot of our performance which is updated...

Evening and weekend GP appointments now available in Plymouth

Busy people in Plymouth who struggle to get to the doctor in working hours can now see a GP during evenings and weekends. The aim of the GP improved access service is to make it easier for people to get an appointment at a time that suits them. The new scheme is an...

Keeping healthy in the cold weather

Cold weather can be bad for your health, particularly for vulnerable groups like the elderly and people with long term health conditions. As the temperatures plummet, it's important to look after yourself, and keep an eye on neighbours who might need some extra...

Our performance at a glance

Livewell Southwest constantly monitors the services it provides to ensure we are delivering the right care and support to people, at the right time, and in the right place. We have used this information to produce a simple snapshot of our performance which is updated...

Evening and weekend GP appointments now available in Plymouth

Busy people in Plymouth who struggle to get to the doctor in working hours can now see a GP during evenings and weekends. The aim of the GP improved access service is to make it easier for people to get an appointment at a time that suits them. The new scheme is an...