Rosie’s Retro has won an an innovation award just over 6 months after opening.

The Adult Learning Impact Awards took place at The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 12th May.

The social enterprise has a gift shop in the Kyle Centre in Ayr, selling a range of unique and quirky products, many made locally.

Rosie’s Retro provides workplace opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

The service has studio space which is used for craft, drama and adult learning workshops.

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

Service manager Julie Anne McGhee said:

“Everyone at the store, staff and customers are absolutely delighted to be recognised by The Adult Learning Impact Awards.

Everyone has worked really hard since we launched just before Christmas last year and it already seems to be paying off.

Winning is fantastic but just to reach the final is a real morale boost for everyone.

The people we support on placement went through to Edinburgh and were thrilled to get the chance to visit The Scottish Parliament.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marisa Mahood, Communications Manager, Turning Point Scotland

0141 427 9422 marisamahood@turningpointscotland.com

Andy Dewar, Communications Officer, Turning Point Scotland

0141 427 9425 andydewar@turningpointscotland.com