Framework conditions for innovation
Plymouth Mind is a mental health charity set up in 1984 to serve Plymouth, West Devon and East Cornwall areas; operates its Plymouth Recovery College providing training for those recovering from mental health issues and life challenges. PADMA has delivered many EU projects in the field of social innovation, social economy and supporting disadvantaged learners move closer to the labour market and supporting them once employed. We are registered with EPALE and have a close association with Social Firms Europe CEFEC. We are founder members of the International Mental Health Network and instrumental in setting up an 80+ local netwok of mental health support providers. We have EQUAL ESF, Interreg IVa and Erasmus Plus project experience and keen to explore innovative ways, such as usage of assistive technology in helping disadvantaged learners reach higher educational attainment levels, through systemic change within training organisations so as to be more inclusive and offer more opportunities for learning for disadvantaged and socially excluded learners.