Improving Lives Plymouth

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A charity at the heart of our community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their health and wellbeing.

Regular Community Activities

You can download an easy-read timetable of our activities, their locations and prices by clicking here.

For a timetable of activities and support we can offer adults with mental health support needs please click here.

Basketball

We support the delivery of a weekly basketball session in partnership with Plymouth Life Centre. The sessions are run by a qualified coach and run every Thursday from 1pm - 2pm and costs £3.10. All abilities welcome. No experience needed, just enthusiasm!

Boccia

Boccia is a boules-type game which is designed for people of all physical abilities to be able to participate in.  The aim is to get your balls as close to the white 'jack' ball as you can.  The balls can be released in a variety of ways depending on the person’s ability; balls can be thrown, kicked, pushed off the lap or even released with assistance from a ramp.

Boccia sessions run every Monday, 11.00am - 12.00pm and Wednesday, 10.30am – 11.30am at the Life Centre. The cost is £2 per session and is open for people who want to play Boccia just for fun or brush up on your skills. 

Conservation Work

We are working in partnership with the South West Lakes Trust to deliver conservation sessions at Burrator, Dartmoor. These sessions are held on a Friday on a monthly basis and run from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Examples of tasks include; tree planting, footpath maintenance and Gorse clearance. Please contact us for dates and more information.

Football

Each week we deliver 2 inclusive football sessions for adults with and without disabilities.  The sessions run at the Nancy Astor Sports Centre, which is on the Plymouth University campus. Sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11.00 am-12.00pm.The cost is £3.00 per session and is run by a qualified football coach. All abilities are welcome to come along and learn new skills whilst having fun in a friendly environment.

Gardening

Each Monday we work with The Friends of Devonport Park at Devonport Park carrying out a variety of gardening tasks. The session starts at 1pm and continues for approximately 1 hour and is free to attend.  Please remember to wear old clothes, sturdy footwear and bring waterproofs if necessary.  Sessions run from March – December.  Please contact us for exact start and finish dates. 

Walking

We deliver 3 walks a week around The Hoe and The Barbican, Walks take place on a Monday and a Friday.  The Monday 'walk and talk' session is a brisk one hour walk meeting at the Mayflower Steps on the Barbican (as of the 14th May 2018) at 10.45am for an 11am start.  We return to a local cafe after the walk at 12pm for a cuppa and a chat!  This walk is kindly being supported by South West Water.  On Fridays we deliver 2 walks during the day - one brisk walk and one gentle walk. Our Friday walks are delivered in partnership with the National Marine and are free to attend. Both walks start and finish at the Mayflower Steps. The morning walk is an hour long brisk walk with some steps and inclines and the afternoon walks is a 30 minute gentle walk on a flat(ish!) route which is suitable for wheelchairs. Walkers are asked to meet the walk leaders at the Mayflower Steps at 11.15am for the morning walk and 1.15pm for the afternoon walk. Please remember to wear sensible footwear, bring waterproofs if necessary and bring a drink to take along the walk with you.