SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CITY A DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN PLYMOUTH
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CONTENTS Foreword 1 Headline Figures 2 Social Enterprise with Plymouth University 3 About Social Enterprise 4 About this Directory 4
The Directory Art, Music & Performance Flameworks 5 Ocean Studios 5 Plymouth Dance 5 Stiltskin Creative Arts & Theatre Company CIC 6 The Alamo Project 6
Heath, Social and Counselling Colebrook (South West) Ltd 14 DDRC Healthcare 14 Focus Oral Health CIC 15 Friends and Families of Special Children 15 Memory Matters South West CIC 15 Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC 16 Business Services Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC 16 Iridescent Ideas CIC 6 Sentinel Healthcare Southwest CIC 16 Millfields Trust 7 Simply Counselling 17 St Luke’s Care 17 Education, Training & Employment Storyjug/Counselling Zone 17 Bikespace CIC 7 The Blurt Foundation CIC 18 Blue Parakeet Coaching CIC 7 Working Well with Autism 18 Discover The Arts CIC 8 Your Child Your Voice CIC 18 Effervescent 8 Heritage Growing Sustainable Futures CIC 8 Park Pharmacy Trust 19 Open Doors 9 Pluss 9 Housing Plymouth University 9 Devonport Community Land Trust 19 Real Ideas Organisation 10 Pembroke Street Estate Management Board LTD 19 Routeways Centre Limited 10 Tamar Aster Partnership 20 University of Plymouth Students’ Union 10 Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) 20 Zebra Collective 11 Entertainment, Events & Hospitality Bread and Roses Free House 11 Devonport Guildhall 11
Media Fotonow CIC 20
Environment, Recycling & Energy Plymouth Energy Community 12 Rame Conservation Trust 12 Surplus Rescue CIC 12
Play Plymouth Play CIC
Sports Devonport Community Leisure Limited PRIME Skate Park CIC
Financial Services City of Plymouth Credit Union
Food & Drink BCHA/ Undercover Food Company 13 Column Bakehouse 13 Tamar Grow Local CIC 14
List of Associate Members 22 Plymouth Social Enterprise Network 23
Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Cooperatives, Housing and Community Safety Social enterprises are a valuable part of Plymouth’s economic and community wellbeing. Over the last 2 years, since the publication of the first ever Plymouth Social Enterprise Directory, the sector has gone from strength to strength. As someone who is personally involved in a number of social enterprises in the city I am honoured to have been asked to write this foreword. With new social enterprises starting every month, and the turnover of the sector rising as well, it is impossible to catch accurate figures – but we do know that with over 150 social enterprises employing over 7,000 people and an annual turnover in excess of half a billion pounds, this is an important growth sector. It is fantastic that in Plymouth there is no shortage of new ideas for social enterprises; local social enterprises are being created; local social enterprises are substantially scaling up the scope of their operations; and local social enterprises are growing and being recognised as major players in the city. None of this happens accidentally and I would like to pay tribute to Plymouth Social Enterprise Network and their partners for their substantial effort in developing individual social enterprises as well as the wider social economy. There are a lot of award winning social enterprises in Plymouth, each should be proud of their achievements. But even better than all of the individual accolades since the publication of the last directory, Plymouth has been named as the first Social Enterprise City. This is well-deserved recognition for everyone involved in social enterprises in the city. Now is not the time to be resting on our laurels. Together we can take the social enterprise sector to even greater heights. Plymouth City Council is committed to supporting and promoting social enterprises. We will continue to do our bit: •P lymouth City Council is working closely with the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network to harness and build on the current successes. • Plymouth City Council has developed policies and activites to support social enterprises, through substantial investment programmes. • Plymouth City Council facilitates social enterprise support and development agencies to inform and shape our work to continue to build on local social enterprise sector’s impact in the city and further afield. • Plymouth City Council will ensure that social enterprises feature in the prestigious Mayflower 2020 celebrations. Now read on – find out about Plymouth’s social enterprises – and start trading with them!
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THERE ARE ABOUT 150 SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN AND AROUND PLYMOUTH
EMPLOYING APPROXIMATELY 7000 PEOPLE
CREATING AN INCOME OF £500 MILLION www.plymsocent.org.uk
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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WITH PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY At the heart of higher education is the desire to transform lives through teaching, research and innovation. This makes universities perfectly suited to be agents for change, and catalysts for economic growth and social mobility. It is for those very reasons that there is a groundswell of opinion that higher education can play a key role in supporting and championing the increasingly influential social enterprise sector. Sharing many of the same values as higher education, social enterprise also aims to transform lives, and address social and environmental needs. For Plymouth University, it is absolutely fundamental that we, as an anchor institution for the South West, use our world-class research and our entrepreneurial expertise to boost social enterprise in our communities. Together the higher education sector can deliver outstanding support to social enterprise as a business model to the benefit of our students, our staff and critically our communities, helping to drive sustainable growth by creating jobs, wealth and social cohesion. Our Futures Entrepreneurship Centre connects students, academics, researchers, businesses and entrepreneurs, is a place for experimentation and creativity, champions inclusivity and channels thought-leadership, incubation and transformative education. Social enterprise is a key component of our work. Working locally, nationally and internationally we are opening social enterprise pathways to staff, students and our wider community. For more information contact: Judith Reynolds, Project Director Social Enterprise (email@example.com)
Social enterprises are businesses trading for social and environmental purposes
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ABOUT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Social enterprises are businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. As with all businesses they aim to deliver excellent products and services that customers will love. The difference is that social purpose is at the very heart of what they do, and the profits they make are reinvested towards achieving that purpose. Buy Social is a national campaign, which encourages individuals and businesses to make the money they spend go further by buying from social enterprises www.buysocialdirectory.org.uk
ABOUT THIS DIRECTORY
Gareth Hart, Chair, Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN)
The 2012 Directory of Social Enterprise in Plymouth marked a positive step change in the way social enterprise was perceived in the city. A lot has happened since then. Many new social enterprises have started up and in 2013 Plymouth became the UK’s first Social Enterprise City. In order to reflect the burgeoning social enterprise sector in Plymouth we are delighted to present the second, updated directory.
I’d like to thank all the sponsors and funders of this directory, particularly Plymouth City Council and Plymouth University. Thanks also to our designers, Dot Design, and huge appreciation goes to all our members. Without you this directory would not exist: you are Social Enterprise City! PSEN is working hard to see a city where social enterprise is central to the way we do business. To do this we need to raise awareness of the fantastic work that social enterprises in Plymouth already do. Look at shops and businesses across the city and you’ll find social enterprises in action. There are bike shops, bakeries, photographers, cafes and pubs. We have social enterprises delivering health and social care, housing, dentistry, business advice, community energy, sport and leisure, recycling, education, the arts and more. This directory reflects the incredible diversity of the sector. We must not forget why social enterprises exist – to tackle social, environmental and community issues. You can directly support them to achieve this. I urge you to use this directory and buy from our social enterprises. That way we can create a vibrant social economy, make business a force for good and change the world for the better.
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THE DIRECTORY Art, Music & Performance Flameworks
7 Richmond Walk, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4LL W: www.flameworks.co.uk T: 01752 559326 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 12, Residence 2, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP W: www.oceanstudios.org.uk T: 07706 672332 / 07766 391870 E: email@example.com
c/o Barbican Theatre, Plymouth PL1 2NJ W: www.plymouthdance.org.uk T: 07818 518079 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flameworks is an artists’ studio provider based in Devonport, Plymouth. We support studio holders and associate members in every way we can, as well as providing metalworking facilities, educational and outreach services and regular exhibitions.
Ocean Studios was formed to encourage creative enterprise, whilst boosting community awareness to further develop Plymouth into an arts and cultural hub. Our aim is to provide affordable studios for over 100 artists within the Royal William Yard, Plymouth. In addition to individual studios, shared spaces and well-equipped workshops, we will also host seminars, conferences and there will be business support for artists. Creative courses and workshops will be available to the public. There will also be a high specification exhibition space and retail area. The vibrant creative community built around Ocean Studios will help revitalise Plymouth as a cultural destination. Ocean Studios will open to artists and the public in June 2015.
Plymouth Dance is a Dance Development Organisation. Its purpose is to facilitate and co-ordinate the delivery of an innovative and dynamic programme of dance, in line with Plymouth Dance’s vision to: • contribute to and benefit from the development of a broad-based 21st century dance ecology in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall • ensure that dance plays a full part in the economic, social, educational and cultural development of the city • establish itself as a regional, national and international locus for choreographic and production practice across the dance spectrum • enable the current key developers to work strategically and effectively together
Why we’re supporting Social Enterprise City As well as being a top quality digital business, Cosmic works to achieve social impact and improve people’s lives. Social enterprise is a cause close to our hearts and it’s great to be in a hub of such a concentration of other social enterprises. Our Chief Executive, Julie Hawker, is a regular contributor to debates and policy developments on a national and regional basis, and also is a lecturer in social enterprise at Plymouth University’s Business School. We always champion social enterprise as a business model and this is why we are supporting Social Enterprise City. We believe that if we can trade with other social enterprises we can make a difference by being mutually beneficial to each other.
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Business Services Stiltskin Creative Arts & Theatre Company CIC 60 Elm Road, Mannamead, Plymouth PL4 7BB W: www.stiltskin.org.uk T: 01752 294738 E: email@example.com
Stiltskin bring together communities throughout the South West with large parade projects, arts festivals, theatre shows, storytelling and bespoke art workshops with a fun filled pop-up programme of events. Our projects aim to raise aspirations, help children gain and build confidence and are accessible to all. We encourage social inclusion giving children a voice and broadening their horizons. We are passionate about children experiencing cultural opportunities and seek innovative ways of making this happen.
The Alamo Project Iridescent Ideas CIC 17 Miller Court, Millbay, Plymouth PL1 3LQ W: www.connormcintyre.com T: 07966 448586 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alamo Project is a Community Interest Company and professional artists’ studio, which includes offering an incubating environment for emerging artists leading towards the establishment of their own studios and self-employment.
86 Alcester Street, Plymouth, PL2 1EE W: www.iridescentideas.com T: 01752 562853 / 07786 863206 E: email@example.com
Iridescent Ideas is an award-winning social enterprise and community interest company. We provide great business services that enable other social enterprises and ethical businesses to achieve their aims and objectives. We provide advice and support on starting social enterprises (particularly around legal structures and governance); finding funding and investment; measuring social impact and research and evaluation. We hold the Social Enterprise Mark.
Pluss Pluss supports people with disabilities and/or other disadvantages into and towards work. Half of our staff have a disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty and we also support people to work in many other businesses in our community. We couldn’t do what we do without wonderful businesses looking at their recruitment and trying to make it more diverse to match the society we live in. Dan works at Pixieland Nurseries, he said “They have said that I am the best gardener they have ever had and I feel very happy when they say that to me. I always wanted to do gardening and am much happier now I am doing what I want to do.” One of Dan’s managers Karen Hallett, Deputy Manager at Pixieland Nurseries, said “Daniel is a real people-pleaser. He is always happy to do whatever is asked of him and does a thorough job. He was a little shy to start with but he has got used to us now and his confidence has really developed.” Pluss also runs the social franchise car valeting service Future Clean, works with major businesses as a production line solution and works with Government to ensure that welfare-to-work services for people with disabilities are the best they can be. Visit us at www.pluss.org.uk
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Education, Training & Employment
HQ, 237 Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3HQ W: www.millfieldstrust.com T: 01752 660837 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 7 Riverside Business Park, New Passage Hill, Plymouth PL1 4SN W: www.thebikespace.org T: 01752 500211 / 07900 912262 E: email@example.com
The Millfields Trust is a social enterprise contributing to the regeneration of Stonehouse. We provide a platform to enable small and medium sized businesses to grow and develop, by offering high quality affordable business space for rental, with flexible terms. We have over 135 business premises of varying sizes, within secure buildings and an on-site managed reception. Our premises are exclusively situated within one mile of Plymouth City Centre. Our brand new building “Genesis” is situated on Union Street, next to our HQ Business Centre and offers 35 business spaces, a virtual office service and hot desking. We also offer conference suite facilities which are stylishly equipped within modern surroundings offering rooms which accommodate up to six delegates.
Bikespace CIC is a not for profit Vocational Training Centre based in Devonport, Plymouth. At Bikespace we aim to engage and motivate young people struggling with mainstream education. We train them as Bicycle Mechanics and give them the opportunity to get out on Mountain Bike Adventures. The pupils develop transferrable skills which will enable them to succeed in the workplace.
Blue Parakeet Coaching CIC Oasis Room, 2nd Floor, Crownhill Methodist Church, Plymouth PL6 5AG W: www.blueparakeetcic.org.uk T: 07773 263063 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Providing life and business coaching face-to-face, by telephone and email. Specialisations include working with parents juggling childcare and work and people who have experienced domestic abuse. Training in the fields of leadership, management and communication, and consultancy around equality and diversity.
THE AVERAGE TURNOVER OF A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN PLYMOUTH IS £4 MILLION THE MEDIAN TURNOVER IS £100,000
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Discover The Arts
We are a community interest company (CIC) working co operativley with like minded individuals or social/academic groups and businesses to create methods of enabling public engagement with Art. Our programs maximiseThe the impact and reach of the delivered Discover Effervescent solutions, to ensure all but especially those from disadvantaged back grounds participate and enjoy the artworld. Arts CIC Radiant Art Gallery, 12 Derry’s Cross,
Plymouth PL1 2TE Unit If33, Business Park, Somerset youCity feel we can help you, your group or company with an eventPlymouth or project youPL3 are planning, W: www.eff.org.uk Place, 4BB contact us: we have a great deal of experience in all aspects of event solutions and management. T: 01752 227448 T: 07792 415724 07792415724 E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Sustainable Futures CIC Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street Plymouth PL1 4EL T: 01752 395134 E: email@example.com
Discover The Arts Company Number 08428613
Discover The Arts (DTA) was formed to encourage, facilitate and aid the community’s awareness and appreciation of the Arts through events and workshops. DTA works with health, social, education and heritage organisations and provides bespoke group or individual learning. This includes mentoring support, portfolio services, essay advice, guidance and proofreading to students and artists at all stages of their career. DTA also organises events to raise funds on behalf of the Plymouth-based arts charity, Discover Porsham Arts.
We are a social design agency. We work with health, social, education and heritage organisations to help them fulfil their objectives through innovative creative practices, co-produced with service users. We run an arts centre on Derry’s Cross, which includes a studio, gallery space, offices for local businesses, and a tea room/bistro called Rumpus Cosy.
Growing Sustainable Futures CIC inspires schools and communities to invest in sustainability. Sowing Seeds, our learning for sustainability project facilitation package, has enabled schools to gain funding and win awards for curriculum and campus projects. Green Works offers leadership and business management consultancy for schools and Future Leaders is a sustainability leadership development programme for communities. Growing Sustainable Futures CIC also manages the CLASP network of sustainability education professionals.
Plymouth Energy Community Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) is a successful Community Benefit Society, owned and run by its members. It was set up in June 2013 with support from Plymouth City Council. The 750 member strong society aims to help local people and organisations transform how they buy, use and generate power. Its work focuses on three core goals: • Reducing energy bills and fuel poverty • Improving energy efficiency • Generating a green energy supply in the city. Working in partnership with other energy-related organisations, PEC has helped Plymouth communities take action to change their own energy future by providing a number of services: fuel debt advice, supplier switching scheme, training and volunteer programme, apprenticeships, home energy advice and insulation grant schemes. In 2014, PEC set up another Community Benefit Society, PEC Renewables, to deliver locally-owned renewable energy installations. Plymouth’s first community share offer closed oversubscribed after 7 weeks, with over half of the investors being local. As a result, 21 schools and community buildings
have solar PV installed for free on their roofs and are benefiting from lost cost energy and a valuable educational resource. This innovative scheme earned the society a number of regional and local awards, as well as the 2014 UK Social Enterprise ‘Investment Deal of the Year’ alongside its ethical investment partner, Ethex. In 2015, PEC hopes its second community share offer will fund more community-owned renewables. Surplus funds generated from its solar PV schemes ensure longevity to provide community benefit for years to come.
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Education, Training & Employment Open Doors
28 Woodland Terrace Lane, Greenbank, Plymouth PL4 8QL W: www.odils.com T: 01752 258771 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Basepoint Business Centre, Yeoford Way, Exeter EX2 8LB W: www.pluss.org.uk T: 01392 224440 E: email@example.com
Open Doors is a faith based charity that primarily serves those living in Plymouth and the travel to work area of Cornwall, where English is their second language.
Pluss is one of the UKâ€™s leading specialist disability employment organisations. We deliver employability programmes for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), local authorities, the NHS and the Skills Funding Agency.
Started in 2001 as an entirely voluntary organisation, we have developed into a thriving social enterprise serving people within the UK and overseas. We are still achieving our original aim while continuing to grow rapidly into the diverse teaching and learning community that we are today. We are regulated by OFSTED and the British Council. We are also a member of the South West CETT (Centres of Excellence for Teacher Training) and Matrix accredited.
Around half of our 600 employees have a disability, giving us an understanding of the barriers people face in looking for work and the support businesses need when looking to improve the diversity of their employees. Pluss works with 5000+ disabled people each year to identify their skills, aspirations and support needs, and match them to a suitable employer.
Plymouth University Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA W: www.plymouth.ac.uk T: 01752 583828 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advancing knowledge and transforming lives through education and research. Through teaching, learning, research and innovation we work in partnership with you - our students, staff, community, business and the professions to drive social inclusion, economic prosperity and sustainability in Plymouth, across the nation and throughout the world.
In Plymouth we run our social franchise Future Clean from the Mayflower Car Park, valeting cars in an eco-friendly and socially positive way.
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Real Ideas Organisation Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4EL W: www.realideas.org T: 08458 621288 E: email@example.com
Established in 2007, RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – is a pioneering social enterprise supporting people, particularly the young, to build better futures for themselves, their schools and their communities. Based in the South West, but with international reach, we apply imaginative and ethical business thinking, transforming schools and education; improving the lives of some of the most disadvantaged; creating jobs and regenerating areas through commercial ventures. We put ideas into action to create real and lasting change.
91% OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LEADERSHIP TEAMS HAVE AT LEAST ONE FEMALE DIRECTOR
Routeways Centre University of Limited Plymouth 41-43 Chapel Street, Mount Wise, Students’ Union Plymouth PL1 4DU W: www.routeways.org.uk T: 01752 856709 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA W: www.upsu.com T: 01752 588352 E: Velu.email@example.com
Routeways delivers a range of projects that support families and communities to improve their lives by combating social isolation, poverty and disadvantage. Based in Plymouth, we provide information, advice and guidance for families, short breaks and activities for disabled children, community gardening projects and much more to help combat disadvantage. Our achievement of a Bronze Investors in People IiP in April 2012 and the Customer Service Excellence Award (CSEA) recognises our commitment to investing in our key resource of staff. We know that listening to and meeting our customers’ needs is key to continued success and development.
University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) is an independent registered charity that seeks to represent all the students of Plymouth University. We facilitate student representation at all levels, host the sports clubs and societies, manage campus sport facilities and provide volunteering opportunities, independent advice, entertainment, shop, accommodation, catering and bars. We employ 82 permanent staff and around 200 casual student staff. Our turnover is around £5million each year, we make a surplus (or profit) of around £400k from our traded services, our principal funding however is an annual grant from the University, of around £1.7million. UPSU is student led and democratic. The majority of our trustees are elected student officers and all of our major decisions are made by students. We operate with high standards and have received awards for our performance, including the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI) Bronze, Investors in Volunteers and Investors in People – Gold Award.
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Education, Training & Employment
Entertainment, Events & Hospitality
Bread and Roses Free House
62 Ebrington Street, Plymouth PL4 9AF W: www.breadandrosesplymouth.co.uk T: 01752 659861 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ker Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4EL W: www.devonportguildhall.org T: 01752 395028 E: email@example.com
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth PL1 4EL W: www.zebra.coop T: 01752 395131 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zebra Collective aims to influence change in public life and personal lives towards our vision of a just and sustainable society, through our work in training, development, support, action research and consultancy.
Bread and Roses is Plymouth’s only community run social enterprise pub. We operate as a community hub and arts space for everyone to use, with a cafe & free Wi-Fi during the day followed by progressive live musicians and events in the evening. Visit us at the bar and we will serve you with passion in our heart, ethics from our mind, live music for your ears, fresh food for your stomach and creativity to inspire. We can even pull a pint. “Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.”
Devonport Guildhall is a Grade I listed building, restored and reopened by RIO in 2010, it is now at the heart of the community once more as a social enterprise hub and cultural venue. Open Mondays – Fridays from 9am – 5pm and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm, Devonport Guildhall hosts a wide range of events including conferences, exhibitions, weddings, funerals, fayres, workshops and more.
Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) Plymouth Community Homes is the city’s largest social housing landlord providing and maintaining 16,000 homes and supporting the neighbourhoods around them. We are proud to call ourselves a social enterprise. Everything we do is about supporting our communities and investing in the city, contributing through our Manufacturing Services, through employment, through apprenticeships and through local procurement, ‘going local’ wherever we can. Out manufacturing arm has four factories, making doors, windows, railings, branded signage and other property furniture, onto the open market. We are already attracting major clients, all helping to raise our profile and our funds, as surpluses go back into PCH. As well as being one of the largest employers in the city, we run work clubs to help residents back into employment and support apprenticeships across the business. We are pleased to support social enterprise in the city and we have retail premises which we let to businesses and organisations. Just beside our city centre shop, for example, we are proud to provide a home for the Credit Union, an organisation that provides its members with community based banking and affordable lending and helps many of our residents with savings accounts and low interest loans. Across the road is another organisation, the Community Interest Company Plymouth Befriending Consortium, which was set up to provide activities, outings, social opportunities and support for the over 50s. We are proud of Plymouth and proud to reinvest in Plymouth, helping to build the future of our city.
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Environment, Recycling & Energy Plymouth Energy Community
Rame Surplus Rescue Conservation Trust CIC
c/o Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, Plymouth PL1 3BJ W: www.plymouthenergycommunity.com T: 01752 477117 E: support@plymouthenergycommunity .com
Rame Conservation Trust, Maker Heights, Cornwall PL10 1LA W: www.themakerproject.org.uk T: 01752 822152 E: email@example.com
Camels Head Training Centre, Harbour Avenue, Camels Head, Plymouth PL5 1BH W: www.surplusrescue.co.uk T: 07929 758660 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of Rame Conservation Trust has been to preserve this outstanding site with all of its edifices but more importantly, the people and activities within and around them. The Trust makes every endeavour to maintain what is a very precious suite of assets, but the resources required to really make a difference are considerable. Our vision includes bringing the barrack buildings back to their former glory whilst continuing to develop the wider community aspects, and especially its art, music and performance artists; other microindustries. It is growing in importance as a social epicentre for the Rame Peninsula, whether as part of the heritage story or contemporary events such as weddings, festivals or pantomimes! People of all ages and interests can be found at Maker at different times of the year. People walking, artists working or students learning to play an instrument make up a rich and varied tapestry of our community.
Surplus Rescue CIC is a Community and Environmental Initiative, set up to utilise perfectly usable goods and materials in other ways to divert them from landfill, and benefit other organisations and businesses.
Helping people save money and energy in their homes and communities by focusing on three core goals. • Reducing energy bills and fuel poverty • Improving energy efficiency • Generating a green energy supply in the city.
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ealthcare Financial Services
Food & Drink
ocial enterprise providing a unique City of Plymouth BCHA/ Undercover Column Credit Union Food Company Bakehouse 14 Cumberland Street, Plymouth PL1 4DX W: www.cpcu.co.uk T: 01752 310698 E: email@example.com
George House, Plymouth PL1 3NY T: 01752 664441 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
e for around 270,000 people in living in Devon and Cornwall.
City of Plymouth Credit Union is a not for profit, member owned organisation. It offers a range of financial services including savings, affordable loans and budget accounts.
Undercover Food Company is a food business providing lunches for the public and catering for corporate events, but also providing Training and Education in the Food & Catering industry for those experiencing homelessness.
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4EL W: www.columnbakehouse.org T: 01752 395028 E: email@example.com
Column Bakehouse is a multi-awardwinning artisan bakery, located in the lower ground floor of Devonport Guildhall. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am until 4pm the Bakehouse serves homemade bread, cakes, pastries, soup and lunchtime treats. We pride ourselves on quality, reasonably priced and, most importantly, delicious food! We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, supporting local farmers and traders – everything we sell is made or baked in-house. We also run baking courses where you can work with our Head Baker Gilles to learn the art of sourdough, as well as how to create a range of other bread styles and delicious baked goods.
Plymouth Community Healthcare Plymouth Community Healthcare is an independent social enterprise providing a unique range of NHS services for local people. We provide community physical and mental healthcare for around 270,000 people in Plymouth as well as some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall. These include: • District Nursing • Health Visitors • Mental health community and inpatient care • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
• Dental Access Centre • Podiatry • Minor Injuries Unit • Physiotherapy • School Nursing • Stroke and Neuro rehabilitation
For more information please visit our website: www.plymouthcommunityhealthcare.co.uk
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Plymouth Community Healthcare
Heath, Social and Counselling Tamar Grow Local CIC
Colebrook (South West) Ltd
Unit 7-9 Pannier Market, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7AD W: www.tamargrowlocal.org T: 01579 208412 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 37 HQ Building, 237 Union Street, Plymouth PL1 3HQ W: www.colebrookhousing.co.uk T: 01752 205210 E: email@example.com
A co-operative Community Interest Company established as an umbrella organisation promoting local food and produce in the Tamar river catchment areas of Devon and Cornwall and the large urban population of Plymouth. This area has a long tradition of market gardening and fruit production, based on its unique microclimate and long growing season. However, overseas competition put the industry in decline from the 1950s, with less than half the area now in active production.
Colebrook provides services across Plymouth and Saltash including Supported Accommodation for people with mental health needs and learning disabilities, outreach support for clients with mental health needs and learning disabilities, community initiatives such as Opportunity Knocks Timebank and is also the host organisation for Healthwatch Plymouth and Plymouth Involvement and Participation Service (PIPS). We also manage two community centres, one in St Budeaux and one in Crownhill.
DDRC Healthcare Hyperbaric Medical Centre, 8 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BU W: www.ddrc.org T: 01752 209999 / 01752 237142 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our charity runs the Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Plymouth, providing treatment and research. We also deliver medical and First Aid training, including specialised training to healthcare workers and residential homes.
TGL has established and supported over 20 different local food initiatives in the Tamar Valley, including community orchards, allotments, co-operatives, markets and training. The project has helped to build self-financing elements into community projects, and to provide opportunities for progression from recreational growing through to self-employment.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISES REINVEST THEIR PROFITS FOR SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PURPOSES
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Heath, Social and Counselling Focus Oral Health CIC Unit 135, City Business Park, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4BB W: www.focusoralhealth.co.uk T: 07854 667254 E: email@example.com
Oral Health is a right, not a privilege! We are GDC registered Dental Hygienists with many years’ experience of delivering dental care. Our local ‘not for profit’ Community Interest Community was formed in March 2013 to provide an Oral Health Education and Information service for our community members. We are particularly keen to support Carers working in both professional and family settings. Our main aim is raise awareness and facilitate confidence towards reducing dental disease risk on a ‘self-care’ basis. The two commonest dental diseases are largely preventable - not inevitable. We have a dedicated unique ‘non clinical’ facility and can advise/share top tips towards achieving better oral health (we do not carry out actual dental treatment).
Friends and Families of Special Children The Virginia House Centre, Palace St, Bretonside, Plymouth PL1 2AY W: www.friendsandfamilies.org.uk T: 01752 204369 / 07718 137999 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a non-profit organisation unique to Plymouth, providing information, support and services for families with disabled children, currently 240 families, many of whom describe us as a life saver. Our services give families opportunities to network and create bespoke training and educational environments. We offer individual family support and give advice on relevant issues. We run social and leisure events allowing ‘’time out to have fun’’ away from the stresses and punishing regime of caring. This allows a vital “recharge of batteries”, relieving isolation and time for young carers to have fun. Integrated activities enable children with disabilities opportunities to experience a huge diversity of sports, arts, crafts and music not elsewhere available to them or their families.
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Memory Matters South West CIC Airport Business Centre, Thornbury Road, Estover, Plymouth PL6 7PP W: www.memorymatterssw.co.uk T: 01752 692264 E: email@example.com
Memory Matters South West CIC is a social enterprise run by specialist dementia nurses with services spanning Devon and Cornwall. Our mission is to improve well-being and health for those touched by dementia through therapeutic activity and support. We aim to educate and raise awareness in all that we do. We host Activity Clubs in the community & care homes based on cognitive stimulation therapy (CST): activities and exercises designed to improve memory, problem-solving and language skills. We run unique, engaging and informative training in CST and Caring for Dementia Carers for practitioners, carers and businesses. Activity Workers also work in people homes providing therapeutic activity, support and respite for carers.
Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC
Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC
Sentinel Healthcare Southwest CIC
Derriford DEF, Plymouth Science Park, Research Way, Plymouth PL6 8BT W: www.peninsuladental.org.uk T: 0345 1558109 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Care Centre, 200 Mount Gould Road, Plymouth PL4 7PY W: www.plymouthcommunityhealthcare.co.uk T: 01752 434700 E: email@example.com
c/o Express Diagnostics & Treatment Centre, Plymouth Science Park, 6 Research Way, Plymouth PL6 8BU W: www.sentinelhealthcare.co.uk T: 01752 434908 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) running four dental teaching clinics in Truro, Plymouth and Exeter. As teaching clinics, our dental services are provided by students of Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School, supervised and supported by fully qualified and very experienced Dentists and Dental Nurses. We provide NHS treatment to over 10,000 patients per year from state of the art clinics, as well as outreach work in the local communities. Our mission is to provide benefit to the community requiring dental treatment as well as the students and others who need education or training in dentistry and oral health. We aim to improve education, improve health and reduce oral health inequalities across the South West.
We provide community, physical and mental healthcare for around 270,000 people in Plymouth and some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall. Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC, previously NHS Plymouth provider services, formed on 1 October 2011 as an independent health services provider. We work as part of the NHS family in a similar way to GPs, Dentists and Pharmacies. Plymouth Community Healthcare is committed to fairness, equality and values diversity in all aspects of its work as a provider of healthcare services and an employer of people. We constantly strive to ensure services are fully inclusive and accessible, meet the needs of the local community and seek to build a workforce representative of the community it serves.
Sentinel Healthcare South West Community Interest Company is owned by shareholders of General Practitioners and Practice Managers in Plymouth. As a CIC it has one mission which is: ‘To provide a proactive and innovative leadership role, in the planning and delivery of first class health and social care for the community’ nd Sentinel provides Assessment & Treatment services for patients in Plymouth, South East Cornwall and South Hams & West Devon and offers patients fast and efficient services for elective referrals.
PLYMOUTH WAS THE UK’S FIRST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CITY
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Heath, Social and Counselling Simply Counselling
St Luke’s Care
18 Harwell Street, Plymouth PL1 5BP W: www.simplycounselling.co.uk T: 01752 266333 E: email@example.com
We provide counselling for individuals, couples, stroke survivors, heart patients, their carers and their families in the Plymouth area. We are a Plymouth based Community Interest Company, committed to improving the welfare of the people of Plymouth and the surrounding areas. We have an experienced team of 30 counsellors, with ages ranging from early 20s to over 60s. We have the Adult Social Care Confidence Mark on the Plymouth Online Directory website. We have some funding from Plymouth City Council, Carers Hub, Heartswell Lodge and The Lottery.
St Luke’s Care, Stamford Road, Turnchapel, Plymouth PL9 9XA W: www.stlukescare.co.uk T: 01752 756534 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Luke’s Care offers a range of paid-for services, utilising either personal budgets or self-funding options, to support persons who wish to continue to live in their own home. St Luke’s Care is not about end of life care but support in your own home, whatever your situation. Although it is a separate organisation funded entirely by the users who pay for its services, all profits from St Luke’s Care are donated to St Luke’s Hospice to continue to fund free Hospice care for the local community.
Storyjug/ Counselling Zone 1 Birchland Road, Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DN W: www.storyjug.com T: 07581 552441 E: email@example.com
Joanna Traynor uses her professional skills as author and producer and her therapeutic abilities as coach and counsellor, to facilitate the process and art of storytelling. As leader of StoryJug, Joanna helps people use their innate creativity to tell stories. Storytelling helps us to improve our communication skills with family, colleagues, health care practitioners or anyone who has an impact on our day to day lives. Storytelling can help people to recover from illness, stress or unhealthy lifestyles. Simply put, it’s the best way to encourage people to engage with you and your message! StoryJug helps people and organisations manage the process of change that leads toward recovery, success and new beginnings.
Why we’re supporting Social Enterprise City Social Enterprise is in the fabric of the city here in Plymouth. Francis Clark Accountants not only recognise this fact but also understand exactly what this means for businesses operating in the sector. We support Social Enterprise City, the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network and this directory and app because we believe wholeheartedly in supporting the directors and owners to make change through their innovative and influential business ideas. Finding an accountant to work with who can explain the intricacies of account and tax, spot opportunities and make business plans with is important. However, finding one who also understands the sector enables us to do much more for your business – get in touch with either Tim Culverhouse or Louise Bridgett if you would like to explore how we can help.
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The Blurt Foundation CIC
Working Well with Your Child Your Autism Voice CIC
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth PL1 4EL W: www.blurtitout.org E: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 St Maurice Road, Plymouth PL7 1JS W: www.workingwellwithautism.org T: 01752 283953 E: email@example.com
2 St Maurice Road, Plymouth PL7 1JS W: www.yourchildyourvoice.org.uk T: 07909 822297 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blurt Foundation is a user-led Community Interest Company which exists to support, help and inspire those affected by depression who may have lost belief in themselves, and hope for the future. Founded in 2011, The Blurt Foundation, came about as a result of personal experience and a passionate desire to create a different, more hopeful, experience for others. The CIC also exists to engage with medical practitioners, employers and companies in the community to burst the stigma of depression and work to educate and support them to reach a greater understanding and empathy for those affected by depression.
Working Well With Autism helps adults with autism realise their awesome potential in education and the workplace.
Your Child Your Voice (also known as YCYV) is a Plymouth based group of parents and carers of children with a disability. As a parent led group our mission is to drive change forward to achieve positive outcomes for disabled children and young people who live in Plymouth. We achieve this in many ways including, taking part in the decision making processes for statutory services in the city, we sit on boards, groups and panels across education, health and social care. We aim to increase parent participation to form partnerships between parents/carers and professionals.
We provide support to workers, students, employers and education providers through specialist workplace support, training and awareness raising. Our philosophy is full inclusion, our approach is person-centred: we believe places of work and learning can be transformed by encouraging people to become autism enablers as part of their everyday working lives.
PSEN REPRESENTS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ON PLYMOUTHâ€™S GROWTH BOARD AND THE LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP
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Park Pharmacy Trust
Devonport Community Land Trust
Thorn Park Lodge, Thorn Park, Plymouth, PL3 4TF W: www.parkpharmacytrust.org.uk T: 01752 565676 / 01752 263501 E: email@example.com
Park Pharmacy Trust, a registered educational charity, was established in 1984 to own and manage the Victorian chemist shop of Mr Park. The C J Park pharmacy, opened on Mutley Plain in 1864, had been saved from auction and rebuilt in the Merchantâ€™s House Museum for everyone to enjoy. The trust has pioneered recall reminiscence sessions with Age Concern and developed a range of hands-on science and technology based practical workshops for primary children. There is a pharmaceutical museum, a specialist pharmaceutical library, a collection of material used in the past for making pharmaceutical preparations, an extensive collection of artefacts and old-fashioned proprietary goods. And most exciting is the medicinal garden, a community garden open to all.
Pembroke Street Estate Management Board LTD
2 Ker Street, Plymouth PL1 4GE T: 01752 856086 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
A community lands trust constituted as an Industrial and Provident Society (IPS) with community and stakeholder members. Its focus is primarily upon housing and employment. DCLT has capital assets and an income source through letting of housing and employment units.
102 Pembroke Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4JT W: www.pembrokestreet.co.uk T: 01752 607277 E: email@example.com
We are a resident led housing management company established in 1994. We manage the Pembroke St housing estate in partnership with Plymouth Community Homes. Our other services include: contract grounds maintenance; office cleaning; youth work; community projects; accredited work placements for local schools and work placements for unemployed adults.
38% OF ALL SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN THE UK WORK IN THE MOST DEPRIVED 20% OF COMMUNITIES
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Media Tamar Aster Partnership Mayflower House, Armada Way Plymouth PL1 1LD W: www.tamarhs.org T: 01752 250902 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamar Housing Society and Aster Communities have joined forces under a strategic partnership arrangement to provide greater value and choice to their combined 1,500 customers in Devon and Cornwall. Working together gives us the opportunity to deliver housing services in a way which will benefit local people and help our communities to thrive. Tamar and Aster share the same vision and values and customers are at the heart of everything both organisations do.
Plymouth Community Homes (PCH)
Fotonow CIC The Lodge, Hamoaze House, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4JQ W: www.fotonow.org T: 01752 560667 E: m email@example.com
Plumer House, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH W: www.plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk T: 0800 6943101 E: peter.mcnamara plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk
Here at PCH we believe everyone in Plymouth deserves a good place to live, that thriving communities are important and that these are best achieved by working with residents and partner organisations. We encourage people to look forward so they can be involved and help evolve their areas into something even better. Our approach is built upon three pillars of sustainability- our community, financial and environmental impacts. We also have our own in-house manufacturing unit that employs, for example, skilled carpenters, joiners and metal workers and makes windows, doors metal works and signage for ourselves and others. Find out more about PCH on www.plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk; twitter.com/PlymCommHomes; facebook.com/PlymouthCommunityHomes
Fotonow Community Interest Company is a photographic arts / media organisation developing work that explores visual culture and stimulates social change. Directed by Matthew Pontin & Jonathan Blyth the social enterprise has been based in Plymouth since the autumn of 2009. In 2013 the company obtained the Social Enterprise Mark and was listed on the SE100 index. The company is focused upon developing photographic arts / media research and practice alongside increasing commissions, publishing, exhibition and education opportunities. Fotonow CIC is based at Mount Wise (overseeing the cityâ€™s camera obscura) in Devonport Plymouth and has a core team supporting their work across the wider region in exploring visual culture and creating social change.
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Plymouth Play CIC Devonport Community Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3HB Leisure Limited W: www.plymouthplay.org T: 01752 256633 E: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
2 Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4GE T: 01752 856086 E: firstname.lastname@example.org A community land trust IPS primarily focussed upon Leisure and Health. DCLL has capital assets and a revenue stream and contracts out its relatively small administration.
PRIME Skate Park CIC 21a Commercial Road, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0LE W: www.primedelux.com/primeskatepark T: 01752 226902 E: email@example.com
Plymouth’s only indoor, all weather wheeled sports facility
A not-for-profit membership organisation, offering scrapstore (open to all), resource hire, art shop, play sessions and craft workshops.
Iridescent Ideas CIC
Business advice with a different perspective. Making social business shine. Investing in ideas that change the world for the better. Iridescent Ideas CIC was founded in 2011 by Gareth Hart and Mel Tucker. Since then we have received a Community Research Award from Plymouth University, were shortlisted for the national Newcomer of the Year Award by the RBS SE100 Index in 2013 and were runners up in the Plymouth Herald Business Awards last year. We have worked with the likes of Eden Project, MIND, School for Social Entrepreneurs, Plymouth City Council, Social Enterprise Mark and Plymouth and Falmouth Universities. In the past few years we have: • Helped 17 organisations secure over £900,000 in funding and finance
For more information visit our website: www.iridescentideas.com @IridescentIdeas
• Worked with over 100 organisations and 65 individuals on everything from start-up; business planning; growth, evaluation and social impact reporting • Given over 400 hours of time (worth nearly £20,000) to support the development of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network Here at Iridescent Ideas we are passionate about the social economy and we think this directory is a great way to promote the fantastic wealth of social enterprises we have in Plymouth – the UK’s first Social Enterprise City.
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LIST OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Associate membership is available to any individual or organisation that wants to promote the aims of PSEN Application Insight
KW Accounting Services
School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington
Liberty Insurance Brokers Ltd
Scott & May - childcare at home
McCaren AIA - Architecture | Interiors | Access
www.brightllp.co.uk Cara Community Services Ltd www.caracommunity.co.uk City College Plymouth www.cityplym.ac.uk Cognivity www.cognivity.com
www.mccaren-aia.co.uk Mind the Gap UK firstname.lastname@example.org Neutrition email@example.com Paperchain (South West) Co-operative LTD
firstname.lastname@example.org Social Enterprise Mark www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk THINQTANQ www.thinqtanq.co.uk UPGRAD RECRUITMENT email@example.com
www.paperchain.org.uk Cosmic www.cosmic.org.uk
Pier11 Community www.pier11.co.uk
Francis Clark Chartered Accountants www.francisclark.co.uk
Pride in Plymouth CIC www.prideinplymouth.org.uk
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PLYMOUTH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN) exists to support the development of social enterprise activity and raise awareness of social enterprise as a way of doing business. We started out in 2011, became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2014 and now have over 70 members. PSEN is run for and by its members. Regular events are free to network members and provide an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, share news and find out whatâ€™s going on across the city. Our popular newsletter goes out each Friday to over 1000 people and the Network is active in social and mainstream media. You can follow us @PlymSocEnt on Twitter, like us on Facebook or join our LinkedIn group. Our annual festival of social enterprise each November is one of the leading events of its kind in the UK. There is also plenty of work going on behind the scenes. The Network has advocated on behalf of social enterprises in Plymouth since its inception and has been instrumental in Plymouth becoming the first Social Enterprise City in the UK, securing Plymouthâ€™s Social Enterprise Investment Fund and making sure that social enterprise is integral to the economic development of the city. You can join Plymouth Social Enterprise Network through the PSEN app or on our website www.plymsocent.org.uk
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Registered Office: Plymouth Social Enterprise Network CIC c/o Devonport Guildhall Ker Street Devonport Plymouth PL1 4EL www.plymsocent.org.uk