Tag Archives : Livewell Southwest


Plymouth’s work to improve mental health gets national recognition

Joint press release from Plymouth City Council, Livewell Southwest, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England Plymouth has received national recognition for its pioneering work to improve the city’s mental health with a visit from Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director for NHS England. The visit, on Friday, October 5, started […]


Plymouth shows that it’s Proud To Care

Health and care workers in Plymouth attended a special induction ceremony to show why they are ‘Proud To Care’. #ProudToCare is a regional campaign to encourage more people to consider working in health or social care. In Plymouth, 76 health and care workers have so far been recruited as Proud To Care Ambassadors and on […]


Parents, carers and health professionals attend nutrition and breastfeeding event

Plymouth is hosting an event today, Tuesday 3 July, to celebrate breastfeeding and promote good nutrition and health in the first year of life. The ‘Starting Off Well’ event is taking place at the Guildhall and has speakers from Plymouth City Council, Livewell Southwest, University of Plymouth and First Steps Nutrition Trust, as well as […]


Proud to Care? Why not become an ambassador!

DATE: Tuesday 26 June TIME: 8:30am–12.30pm VENUE: Future Inn, 1 William Prance Rd EVENT: Proud To Care Ambassador Recruitment event If you work in health or care in Plymouth and want to encourage others to do so, why not become a Proud to Care Ambassador. A special Proud To Care event is being held on […]


New Home, New You!

Tenants moving in to social housing are being offered an opportunity – along with the keys to their new home – to join an innovative project to help people achieve the feeling of wellbeing that they would like. Social housing provider Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) is offering new residents the chance to decide whether there […]


Stay Well This Winter in Plymouth: Flu jabs launch 2017

Health leaders in Plymouth are kicking off the annual Stay Well This Winter campaign by getting their flu jabs. Dr Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health and Councillor Lynda Bowyer, Cabinet Memnber for Health and Adult Social Care for Plymouth City Council decided to lead by example by getting their flu vaccinations up at the Mount Gould Local […]


Livewell Southwest win contract for Health Improvement

Livewell Southwest have been selected to continue to deliver health improvement services in Plymouth for at least the next three years. Livewell are Plymouth City Council’s current provider and after a competitive contract tendering process will continue to deliver a suite of integrated health improvement services that support the population of Plymouth to improve their […]


Plymouth flu jab campaign launch

People in Plymouth who are eligible are being urged to have their flu jabs, as figures reveal that last winter four in every ten flu outbreaks in England were linked to schools. Residents aged 65 and over, pregnant women, people with long term health conditions and children aged 2, 3, and 4, and children in […]


Stoptober challenge for Plymouth as smoking rates continue to fall

Are you a smoker and could you give up smoking for a whole month? Next month is Stoptober and people across Plymouth are being urged to take the challenge to quit smoking throughout October. In Plymouth, smoking rates have fallen by almost 4% in the past four years, down to a rate where around 1 […]


Teenage pregnancy rates in Plymouth halved

Plymouth City Council continues to work hard with partners in health, education and the voluntary sector to tackle teenage pregnancy rates in the city. Latest figures for 2014 published by ONS showed that rates have almost halved since records began in 1998. The rate fell from 54.7 per 1,000 population in 1998 to 29.6 per […]


Plymouth leisure sites now breastfeeding friendly

Plymouth is moving a step closer to being a Breastfeeding Friendly city after all of its Everyone Active leisure centres are now signed up to the Plymouth Breastfeeding Kite Mark Scheme. Now all Everyone Active sites in the city – including the iconic Plymouth Life Centre – are officially Breastfeeding Friendly. The Livewell Southwest initiative […]


Healthy Homes scheme launched in Plymouth

A new Healthy Homes scheme has been launched in Plymouth to help up to 100 of the city’s most vulnerable residents. The project is a partnership between Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), Livewell South West and Plymouth City Council. PEC has been awarded £334,000 from the British Gas Energy Trust to deliver the scheme, which could […]