Improving Lives Plymouth

Supporting people to improve their quality of life. We provide support to thousands of local people each year through information, advice and practical support.

About Us

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.

Improving Lives Plymouth currently has 50 paid staff and over 100 volunteers across our services.

Read the support that the Caring for Carers has given to one of their service users by clicking on: Helen Motteaux - A Carers Beginning

Who we helped last year

  • 1,136 local volunteers expressed interest for placement by Volunteer Connections.
  • 5313 Plymouth people used the Advice Plymouth Drop In.  Working in partnership with Citizens Advice Plymouth.
  • 3187 people were supported by the Hearing and Sight Centre with information, advice and other support for independent living.
  • 134 people with long term health conditions attended our Long-term Condition Self-Management courses.
  • 657 people with learning disabilities and/or mental health engaged with our Active for Life services.
  • 6,000+ carers were supported in a variety of ways by our Plymouth Carers Hub.

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