Livewell Southwest is an independent, award winning social enterprise providing integrated health and social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon, as well as some specialist services. Students have placements with a range of LiveWell professionals including community nurses, physiotherapists, social workers as well as community mental health services; wellbeing and health improvement services and services for children and young people.
Led by Well Connected, a local charity experienced in community engagement and health improvement, Year 2 students work as a team , over the year, with disadvantaged groups, such as people who are homeless, have learning disabilities, dementia or difficulties with substance misuse. Students work alongside local community organisations and their clients to better understand the needs of their population group and develop a health-related activity. In doing so students gain important skills and understanding, learning about local services, how to design and implement projects and how to communicate with different groups and individuals.