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We support people to lead independent, healthy lives

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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.

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 2019 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’.

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Our Performance

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. To take a look at our performance in 2022/23, click here.

We also regularly ask our service users to provide us with feedback on their experience of using our services. You can view the recent reviews of our services on the right hand side of this page.

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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.

Latest News


First ever alpaca visit benefits patients on Edgcumbe dementia ward

First ever alpaca visit benefits patients on Edgcumbe dementia ward

It is not every day you see alpacas on a hospital ward. This week, Wayfarer and Thunderball from Lakemoor Alpacas visited the Edgcumbe unit on the Mount Gould Hospital site in Plymouth. Edgcumbe is a specialist mental health unit providing short term assessment and...

Join The Wellbeing Walk Initiative

Join The Wellbeing Walk Initiative

The wellbeing walk provides a safe space for exercising. The Women’s Wellbeing Walk, a collaboration between Livewell Southwest’s Wellbeing team, OneYou Plymouth, and the Ramblers, is offering a 'safety in numbers' approach for women to be active outdoors. A recent...

Apprenticeships Creating New Nurses at Livewell Southwest

Apprenticeships Creating New Nurses at Livewell Southwest

International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May each year to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. It presents an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable difference that is made by nurses across the world. This will be the first International Nursing...

First ever alpaca visit benefits patients on Edgcumbe dementia ward

First ever alpaca visit benefits patients on Edgcumbe dementia ward

It is not every day you see alpacas on a hospital ward. This week, Wayfarer and Thunderball from Lakemoor Alpacas visited the Edgcumbe unit on the Mount Gould Hospital site in Plymouth. Edgcumbe is a specialist mental health unit providing short term assessment and...

Join The Wellbeing Walk Initiative

Join The Wellbeing Walk Initiative

The wellbeing walk provides a safe space for exercising. The Women’s Wellbeing Walk, a collaboration between Livewell Southwest’s Wellbeing team, OneYou Plymouth, and the Ramblers, is offering a 'safety in numbers' approach for women to be active outdoors. A recent...