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Curo’s new Livewell service is connecting older people with their communities by building a network of 12 hubs which are becoming the heart of our older person communities – places where residents of Bath & North East Somerset, over the age of 55, can get together and take part in all kinds of activities, events and clubs.

Our growing range of events, activities and services are all designed to boost wellbeing - helping you stay active, independent and connected within your community.

We also have a lot of fun and laughs along the way!

Here’s some examples of the kind of activities Curo’s Livewell hubs in Bath already offer or have planned.

Lunch clubs

Not just a nutritious lunch… a variety of activities too from quizzes, games, bingo and singing.

Shopping trips & days out

From supermarkets to garden centres and pub lunches, to day trips to the seaside or local attractions.

Flower arrangement lessons

Learn how to create a contemporary table arrangement, make perfect posies, or a beautiful bouquet, all taught in a fun relaxing class.

Health workshops

Topics include nutritional and dietary advice, exercise recommendations, and stop smoking sessions.

Craft and stitch club

Develop your skills, get help with a project or even just learn where to start.

Tai Chi classes

Tai Chi is well known for its therapeutic benefits in promoting balance and coordination, improving circulatory and respiratory conditions and reducing stress.

Computer, iPad/tablet workshops

Increase your knowledge and comfort with your iPad/tablet, from the very basics such as turning on your device to sending an email or Skyping family and friends.

Nordic walking club

Nordic walking is suitable for all fitness levels and has great health benefits including reducing your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


What our customers say about us...

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Eric

Eric thinks the Quebec lunch club is fantastic: “We get to meet new people and spend the day having a bit of fun. We even won some prizes in the raffle today! I’m looking forward to the new activities Curo are starting this year. We’ll definitely be there.”

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Brenda

Brenda is another big fan of the lunch club and her local hub: “I attend the monthly lunch club, Goldies singing and I’ll be joining the weekly talking book club. We enjoy good food and great conversation. It’s marvellous having so many activities we can all join in.”

About Livewell sheltered housing

The service we provide for older people living in our sheltered housing in Bath and North East Somerset changed on 1 October 2016.

We introduced a new support service called Livewell. Livewell offers a more flexible service to meet customers’ needs. It ensures support is better targeted on the most vulnerable and those with complex needs (through Livewell+) and it offers a programme of activities and events through hubs in our sheltered housing.

From 1 October 2016 everyone living in sheltered housing, including those receiving benefits, will now have to pay the £3.60 weekly personal alarm charge.

  • These changes affect all customers whose support is funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
  • These changes do not affect Curo’s private customers in sheltered housing who fund their own support.

Find out more

We wrote to all affected customers and provided the following information sheet which answers the frequently asked questions:

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