A NEW college which caters for young adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities is coming to Poole

Livability Millie College is a new college for students 16 and over and will be based across two sites; Livability Holton Lee a wellbeing and enterprise campus and a smaller community campus, based in Poole.  

Livability aims to offer a tailored approach to learning delivered through skills-based programmes for young adults with additional needs. 

The college is designed to support three separate cohorts, including 16-18, 19-24 and 25 and over and is available to people across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset. 

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Sally Chivers, CEO of Livability, said: “This exciting new development of Livability Education takes a local offer to a new level.  

“We are acutely aware of the lack of opportunities for these young people.  

“Livability exists to ensure life adds up for everyone we support, and this cohort deserves the transitional care and support along with life building skills and experience to ensure they can flourish.” 

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Adele Audin, Livability’s director for education, said: “Livability’s accredited special education centres provide specialised learning for students with disabilities, aged three to 25.  

“Our educational offer provides students with an inspiring and focused education.  

“Linked with our transition services, we connect students with work and life experience opportunities in the local community, preparing them for adult life and independence – and that is at the very heart of this development plan, to provide a much-needed provision in Bournemouth and Poole.” 

Families and young people interested in attending should contact JAscot@livability.org.uk.