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Plymouth City Council, Adult Social Care

We will take the appropriate information from you and raise a referral with the relevant team, who will get back to you.

Phone        01752 668000


Livewell Southwest

Livewell Southwest provides health and social care services for people across Plymouth, the South Hams, and West Devon.

Occupational and speech therapists treat individuals by assessing and working on functional ability, providing education for patients or carers, modifying ways of doing tasks, supplying equipment, recommending environmental modification, and organising services required to enable the patient to function as independently as possible within their own home.

Phone        01752 268011

For people with learning disabilities, to make a referral for speech and language therapy or occupational therapy, please contact:

Community Learning Disability Team 

Phone        01752 434033



AskSARA is an online self-help guide providing expert advice and information on products and equipment for older and disabled adults and children. AskSARA will produce a personalised report, providing clear, tailored advice written by experts on ways to help with daily activities.

Occupational therapists and equipment experts write the advice on the AskSARA website: AskSARA offers recommendations based on the answers given in response to the online questionnaire.



Improving Lives Plymouth

Based in Mannamead, we are a charity at the heart of Plymouth's community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their health and wellbeing.



Your Stride

Your Stride empowers you to live your life to the fullest. Enjoy security, peace of mind, and freedom without compromise. Simply wear your personal alarm watch and do what you do best. Our experienced 24/7 monitoring team is only a button press away. It has never been easier to find your stride.



Sensory Solutions

Sensory Solutions provides information, advice, and equipment for people of all ages with concerns about sight or hearing. Sensory Solutions provides services such as home visits and training courses, with a demonstration centre showcasing assistive technology designed to help people with sensory impairments live independently. Sensory Solutions also offers a free home trial service for most equipment.




The Royal Institution of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support, an online shop, and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.



Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is a national charity, and our aim is to support stroke survivors, their families, and carers and promote life after a stroke.  We offer locally commissioned services that can include home visits, phone contact, groups, and up-to-date information and advice. We also work closely with other agencies to provide prevention awareness events.



St Luke's Hospice

St Luke's Hospice provides specialist end-of-life care to over 3,500 patients a year from across Plymouth, Southwest Devon, and East Cornwall. We provide the highest quality of care to alleviate pain and distressing symptoms, offering practical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients, families, and carers.



Helping Hands

Helping Hands Mobility and Care Aids has a wide range of mobility aids and disability equipment. As a local Plymouth-based provider, we are here to discuss your needs or requirements and offer a service that national or web-based businesses cannot. Based in Plymouth, Helping Hands operates by appointment only.



Skills for Care

Skills for Care is the sector skills council for adults in England. We support adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect. We do this by helping employers get the most from their most valuable resource—their people.

Assisted Living Technology (ALT) is used as part of a range of services that help people maintain independence and improve outcomes. The increase in people using ALT means that employers and staff need to be more aware of what types of ALT are available and how they can be used.




Virtual learning disability support provider. We enable people with learning disabilities to increase their independence through instructional videos, which provide step-by-step instructions covering a range of independent living skills within the home.

We personalise the content on AutonoMe to the needs of each user, focusing on their ambitions and desired outcomes.




MySense is a simple-to-use health analytics platform. It monitors an individual's health, wellbeing, and behaviour patterns, establishes what 'being well' looks like, and flags subtle changes, providing peace of mind for them, their family, and their carers.



Just Checking

Just Checking is an activity monitoring system that helps people live in their own homes for longer by showing family and professionals their day-to-day capabilities.



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