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About the Foundation

About Us

The Livewell Foundation was incorporated by the Charities Commission in 2017 with the purpose of making a real difference to the people of Devon and Cornwall. We use our knowledge of the local area, as well as our desire to improve the health and wellbeing of the community we work within, to distribute funds to fantastic causes and initiatives on behalf of our donors.

The Foundation provides a flexible, personal and responsible way for donors, both individual and organisational, to invest in the local community, safe in the knowledge that all due diligence has been undertaken.

Board of Trustees

Phil Davies - Chair

Phil Davies has held senior positions in both further and higher education during his distinguished, thirty-year career in the sector. He joined City College Plymouth in 2002 and was appointed Principal and Chief Executive in 2011. With an outstanding reputation for supporting local and regional employers, the College is one of the country’s pre-eminent providers of professional and technical education and training. Prior to joining the College, Phil held a number of senior academic roles at the University of Bedfordshire eventually becoming the University’s Director of Corporate Partnerships with responsibility for managing the institution’s external partnerships at home and abroad. Phil is a director of the Devon Chamber of Commerce, a trustee/director of a number of charitable and education organisations and is a member of various of the City’s and region’s economic, skills and other strategic forums.


Dan O'Toole - Trustee

Dan is Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive for Livewell Southwest CIC. Prior to that date he was Deputy Director of Finance at NHS Plymouth with a responsibility for provider services. Dan is a chartered management accountant with a background of working within a range of public and private sector organisations.


Morris Watts - Trustee

Morris completed 31 years service in the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, progressing through the ranks to Chief Superintendent. For a three year period he was Plymouth's Senior Police Officer actively engaged in the establishing of the City Strategic Partnership, leading on the themes of safe and strong communities.

Morris was appointed as the Plymouth Domestic Abuse Partnership Manager and was responsible for establishing a city wide strategy and action plan to improve service to victims of domestic abuse and their families. A particular success was the establishment of a service user forum known as SEEDS which received national recognition as a model of effective engagement.

Morris has been a Non-Executive Director for Livewell Southwest CIC since 2011 and has a particular interest in the themes of older people, carers and the community.