Improving Lives Plymouth’s Better Futures service is a support service for adults with learning disabilities. It offers the opportunity to make friends, develop skills and further independence.
A welcoming social hub provides a safe place where individuals can meet up, use computers and chat to staff and volunteers, thereby preventing isolation and improving wellbeing.
A timetable of workshops, groups and activities offers the opportunity for members to develop independent living skills and find interesting and enjoyable ways to spend their time. Help is also provided with letters, bills and form filling and individuals are supported to find work and volunteering opportunities if wished.
Better Futures actively supports members to consider a healthier lifestyle and provides guidance on healthy eating, weight loss and exercise with regular sessions on health awareness and on staying safe.
As a Third- Party reporting centre for Devon and Cornwall Police, Better Futures offers people support to report Hate and Mate crime. It is also part of the Safe Places scheme to help people with learning disabilities if they feel anxious or are faced with verbal abuse, bullying, or harassment when out in the community.
Better Futures was founded over 40 years ago. Unlike a day centre, members are encouraged to be flexible with their attendance, feeling free to attend on different days to suit them and making their own choices over how they spend their time with us.