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.
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Improving Lives Plymouth is a local charity with a big impact as we support over 17,000 people each year. Set up in 1907 on a voluntary basis to assist, comfort and guide any person who may be in distress by reason of poverty, ill health, loneliness or other cause, we have developed our services over the years to support people in Plymouth with information, advice and practical support. We need to raise over £100,000 per year to sustain our services and to reach out to those we are currently not able to provide fully for, in particular, people with a sensory impairment and young carers.

To read our May 2017 Newsletter, please click on the image below



Although Boccia is a Paralympic sport, there are very few opportunities to play the sport in the South West. Our Plymouth Club, the only one in the city, is growing massively in popularity, and is held in very high regard by our 80 participants and with, local and county-wide disability sports organisations. Due to the growing popularity of the Boccia sessions and to make sure we can keep this much valued resource in place, we need your support. This will enable us to meet demand and develop the clubs potential to meet the needs of younger people, older people and everybody in between, in schools and in residential homes for the elderly. Plymouth people deserve a vibrant and sustainable Boccia sports club. Our player’s skills and talents for the game would continue to improve and we would be able to offer them the opportunity to compete on both a local and national level or just have fun. Let’s target Plymouth’s first Boccia Paralympian for 2020 in Tokyo.

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