Rosie’s Social Enterprises are offering people the chance to take a break and enjoy one of Aberdeen’s finest parks with their feet up. 

The group of social businesses have a new bench available for those enjoying a day out in Seaton Park.

The Friendly Bench is an initiative by Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations and Aberdeen City Council for third sector organisations.

Located in Cathedral Walk, the revamped bench is in Rosie’s Social Enterprises colours and a picnic was held at the bench to mark the opening with people that use Rosie’s services.

Rosie’s Café is located in Rosemount while Rosie’s Framers & Crafts, Gift Shop, Graphics and Wedding Stationery are based in Holburn Street.

Rosie’s Social Enterprises provides vocational training, support and work experience for people recovering from acquired brain injuries, mental health and a range of other conditions.

People supported by Rosie’s are offered a placement for up to two years and in that time they will grow in confidence and develop existing skills whilst receiving support.  Placements are available for up to fifty five people in any one week within the enterprises.

Alison Paterson, Service Manager, Rosie’s Social Enterprises said:

“It is great that Rosie’s Social Enterprises can now raise awareness of what we do in a different part of the city and hopefully new and existing customers can enjoy the nice views in Seaton Park whilst relaxing.

We are really grateful to Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations and Aberdeen City Council for this opportunity, helping to make the city’s parks more attractive and enjoyable places to spend time.”