National social care charity Turning Point Scotland launches Rosie’s Retro, its second social enterprise, this time in Ayr town centre.

Building on the success of Rosie’s Social Enterprise in Aberdeen, Rosie’s Retro will provide workplace opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

Located in the Kyle Centre in Ayr, Rosie’s Retro comprises a gift shop with studio space which will be used for craft, drama and adult learning workshops.

At the moment there are 6 people gaining valuable experience in retail and customer service.

Since early December, those using the service have noticed improvements in their own health, telling us they “felt fitter being out and about getting the bus to work it’s an active job working in a shop” and also ‘I’m growing in confidence, meeting people and dealing with the public’.

JulieAnne McGhee, Service Manager for Rosie’s Retro commented:

“By the end of the placements we hope that the individuals we are supporting will have experience in cash handling, customer relations, shop design and managing stock; most importantly they will have greater confidence, increased self-esteem and a set of skills that are attractive to future employers.

Rosie’s Retro has a range of interesting and unique gifts, with some goods being sold from other social enterprises. They are keen to develop this network, so if you would like more information contact julieannemcghee@turningpointscotland.com

Rosie’s Retro officially launches on 4th February 2-4pm at the Kyle Centre and anyone with an interest in celebrating this new venture is warmly invited to come along.