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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 1583 respondents in November 2018

Latest News


Don’t put it off – it’s not too late to get your flu jab

Health professionals are warning about the dangers of flu and reminding people that it’s not too late to get their jab. The seasonally adjusted flu vaccination campaign has been running since October, with thousands of people across Devon having the jab. For healthy...

Have your say on access to GP appointments

People in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are being invited to share their thoughts about how access to GP appointments can be further improved. The improving access to general practice service was launched in October 2018, and the NHS in Devon is keen to find out people’s...

No Noro for Christmas

Don’t give norovirus to your loved ones in care homes and hospitals this Christmas. No-one wants a vomiting bug as a Christmas present, but each winter many people unintentionally bring norovirus into hospitals and care home when visiting loved ones. Public Health...

Don’t put it off – it’s not too late to get your flu jab

Health professionals are warning about the dangers of flu and reminding people that it’s not too late to get their jab. The seasonally adjusted flu vaccination campaign has been running since October, with thousands of people across Devon having the jab. For healthy...

Have your say on access to GP appointments

People in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are being invited to share their thoughts about how access to GP appointments can be further improved. The improving access to general practice service was launched in October 2018, and the NHS in Devon is keen to find out people’s...