Livability Millie College

Livability Millie College is based at Holton Lee, a wellbeing discovery centre set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. A place to discover opportunities for personal growth through access to engaging activities and connecting with nature. From gardening, forestry therapy, arts, bird watching, equine therapy and walking, students benefit from an inclusive and supportive community. It is part of the Livability family of services.

On the edge of Poole harbour and home to a wide variety of animal and plant-life, the college provides a great place to relax and reflect whilst connecting with nature. Providing wheelchair-accessible routes and outdoor exercise equipment, viewpoints, a reed bed board walk and a bird hide overlooking the wetland habitat, Livability Millie College is a unique learning environment. 

Livability Education compromises of Livability Victoria Education Centre, home to Livability Victoria School, Livability Nash College and the new Livability Millie College.

Livability Millie College works across two sites, allowing the best of both worlds. The naturally therapeutic learning environment at Holton Lee will provide learning and enterprise skills development leading into the world of work. The Community setting of our Poole campus will enable access to local events and organisations to develop life skills and connections with workplaces, building independence and resilience. Using a variety of activities such as animal care, nature appreciation, horticulture, catering and creative arts with an overarching link of enterprise, our learners will have a voice, a sense of purpose and aspiration for their futures.

The site houses Livability Millie College, reaching three streams of students, 16+, 19+ and 25+. We cater for a wide range of needs in regard to Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Our sister site is a community campus in the heart of Poole. We offer a rich and varied curriculum including horticulture, animal care, conservation, outdoor learning, catering, creative arts, woodcraft and retail skills with a central aim of building a range of life skills to live a purposeful and fulfilling life in adulthood.

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Flourish is a wellbeing discovery programme where people learn new skills, build confidence, make friends and have fun. At Flourish, participants get involved in horticulture, conservation, maintenance and rural craft, in the tranquil setting of our gardens and unspoiled nature reserve.

This is a medium term volunteering project for approximately 6 months where participants will join a team for one day a week and gain practical hands on experience, skills and knowledge in conservation and horticulture. In addition there will be a programme of activities aimed at improving individual’s wellbeing.

Who is Flourish for?

Our Flourish community supports a wide range of individuals.

One of the key aspects of Flourish is the diversity of people who participate which creates a brilliant mutually- supportive community. We welcome disabled people, those living with mental health issues and people wanting to improve their wellbeing. Participants learn new skills, work with others in a team and connect with nature.

Who can join in?

Just get in touch here and we will arrange for you, or someone you think would benefit from Flourish, to visit for an informal chat and look round. When we have assessed how best we can support you, we can arrange for a trial session before you decide if joining regularly is right for you.

What is Livability?

Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people. Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together we can work to see people take part, contribute and be valued. We put the elements in place that all add up to connected lives and communities.

How to find us

East Holton, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JN
01202 625562 | 07935000249

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