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Livability Ucan

Holton Lee, East Holton
Holton Heath
BH16 6JN

01202 804619

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Livability UCan is helping people to pursue vocational paths, enjoy new skills and access new employment opportunities.

WISE Ability and Livability are delivering UCan, a project which is part funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund through Building Better Opportunities in Dorset.

We are supporting people who live in Poole or Purbeck (25 years+) that are the furthest away from being ready to work. This might be due to where people live and feeling cut off from opportunities, personal circumstances, disability or any other barriers preventing people from accessing work.

Participants will be connected with a worker who will support them every step of the way to help people reach their goals. Each person will receive a tailored package of support, dependent on the individual’s needs. This could include  volunteering, help with confidence building or transport support for those that live in a rurally isolated area.

Livability UCan can help by:

  • Designing a personalised plan towards fulfilling health, wellbeing and employment goals
  • Accessing training opportunities and helping to gain qualifications
  • Developing skills and confidence
  • Offering short or long term one to one support
  • Supporting with searching and applying for jobs
  • Improving emotional, mental and physical health and help people to realise their potential

Together, we can break down barriers and help you get where you want to be.

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Our approach

Ucan is a Learning and Vocation service run by Livability the disability charity that connects people with their communities.

Livability Learning and Vocation services have proven expertise in supporting people pursue vocational interests, new skills and employment opportunities. We enable people to launch their own businesses, get interview training and grow core life skills and competencies.

Livability Ucan
Holton Lee, East Holton
Holton Heath
Poole Dorset BH16 6JN
United Kingdom
Phone: 01202 804619

Do you want to develop your skills and feel more ready for work? The Livability UCan project has a team of workers ready to support you to take the next step.

If you live in Poole or Purbeck and are 25 years old or over, the project will assist you to:

  • Design a plan that helps you reach your health, wellbeing and employment goals
  • Find training opportunities and gain qualifications
  • Develop your skills and confidence
  • Receive short or long term, one to one
  • Apply and search for jobs when you are ready

We support people to pursue vocational paths and opportunities. Through our services we help people get to where they want to be next.

UCan is based on the belief that ‘you can’. You can learn something new, get trained, grow confidence, and take the next step to employment. Whatever your ‘you can’ looks like, we can help you.

Involvement is completely voluntary and is not linked to the benefits system. Give our friendly team a call for an initial chat.

WISE Ability and Livability are delivering UCan which is part funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund through Building Better Opportunities in Dorset

Our approach

Our home is guided by Livability’s core values. We strive to be open, enabling, inclusive and courageous in all that we do.

Co-production is woven throughout our service provision. Co-produced care plans and service delivery are central to our approach.

Person centred, flexible approach

Together, with the people we support, Livability puts the person at the centre of their care planning. We help individuals work out what their care needs are, choose the support they want and have control over their life. We know that everyone’s needs and aspirations are different – that all sorts of things add up to living well.

Community connections that grow health and wellbeing

We work to create connections that help people thrive. Research shows that personal health and wellbeing does better when people enjoy supportive networks. We support the people that use our services to follow their interests, get involved with activities in their community and pursue the life they want to lead.

Valuing people and working with strengths

We help people by looking at what they have, rather than what they lack. This approach helps people make use of their existing skills, knowledge and relationships.

Supporting spirituality

Livability has a broad and inclusive Christian ethos. We support people of all faiths and none. We believe in the equality and unique value of every person, supporting them to discover and fulfil their potential.

A culture of continuous improvement

Livability strives to deliver services of the highest quality and constantly seek to improve through listening, reflection, learning and action.

Read more about Livability

Livability Wall Street is part of the Livability family of services. Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities.

Through a wide range of disability care, education, training and community services, we promote personalised support, inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together, we work to see people take part, contribute and be valued. We put the elements in place that all add up to livable lives and communities.

Livability is a proven and trusted provider of disability care and community projects throughout the UK.


We exist to enable the elements of a livable life and community to add up to flourishing wellbeing and great connections for every disabled person we support.


We are inspired by the vision of a barrier-free society where all disabled people can enjoy equality and full participation

Our services

Our 2000-strong, enabling team of staff and volunteers across the UK deliver:

  • Care homes and residential support centres.
  • A school and a further education college for disabled children.
  • A wellbeing discovery centre set in 200 acres of natural landscape.
  • Independent and supported living programmes for disabled people.
  • Rehabilitation centres for brain and spinal injury.
  • Church training in community engagement and disability awareness.
  • Spinal injury rehabilitation expertise in developing countries.
  • ‘Dementia Inclusive Church’ resourcing and coaching.
  • Wellbeing and happiness coaching through the Livability Happiness Course.
  • Social inclusion work through churches and community projects.

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