The year just gone saw a lot of things change and grow here at Livability Holton Lee and in 2016 there’s a lot more to come. Director Neil Stevens outlines what to look out for this year at the wellbeing discovery centre.

As we develop Livability Holton Lee, we are planning a number of creative ways to provide activities that improve wellbeing. Last year the opening of a brand new, fully accessible orienteering route was a great addition to what we could offer to a wide range of people. Art and nature walks, stargazing sessions, happiness courses and quiet days will be just some of the events that we’ve got on offer this year.

Livability offers Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation expertise overseas through our Livability International team. We will be using the knowledge and expertise of our specialist team to create a Spinal Injury care facility. Two buildings will be refurbished that will provide a short-stay residential unit for people leaving hospital following treatment for a spinal injury.

This ‘Step-Down’ service will enable people to receive practical training, therapeutic care and counselling and support as they prepare to return to their homes and communities. Building work will be starting in the spring and we hope to officially open the facility and receive our first guests before the end of the year.


We used gardening to help people improve their health, build friendships and learn new skills through our Flourish programme. It is one of the main programmes we run to help anyone who would like to improve their overall wellbeing and this year we’re expanding it to include conservation, catering and forestry, landscaping and maintenance. If you or someone you know would benefit from participating in Flourish, please just get in touch.

Our goal is that Livability Holton Lee become known as a place where a community of people encourage one another to discover wellbeing. We hope that you will join us in bringing that to reality in 2016.

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