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Improving Lives Plymouth

A charity at the heart of our community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their health and wellbeing.

Contacts details

Address:Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Telephone number: 01752 201766
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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.

How we can help

Who we helped last year

  • 3,764 sessions ran by Better Futures to support service users with a learning disability 
  • 1,028 local volunteers expressed interest for placement by Volunteer Connections
  • 5754 Plymouth people used the Advice Plymouth Drop In.  Working in partnership with Citizens Advice Plymouth
  • 3939 people were supported by Sensory Solutions, advice and other support for independent living
  • 1365 people with long term health conditions attended our Long-term Condition Self-Management courses
  • 6945 attendances of individuals with learning disabilities and/or mental health engaged with Active for All
  • 7,000+ carers were supported in a variety of ways by Caring for Carers

We are based in two main locations in Plymouth in the city centre and Mannamead.

Useful Improving Lives Plymouth email addresses - 

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  • Plymouth City Council Contracted Supplier
Price: Please contact us for information about our costs; many of our services are free.
Based: Plymouth

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

  • 12 to 16 years old
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • 26 to 64 years old
  • 65+
  • Carers
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities

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