THE work of an education and training provider has been recognised after it scooped a national award.

The Resilience Learning Partnership (RPL) won the Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, & Justice Award at the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2023.

RLP speciaises in Psychological Trauma and supports the health, social care, education, housing and criminal justice sectors in Trauma Informed Practice.

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They inform learning and development through their work, ensuring that lived experience is considered in service design and public policy decision making areas in an authentic and meaningful way.

As a lived experience led organisation, they influence positive changes across Scotland enabling services to better engage and support people with lived experience.

The awards ceremony was held at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday to recognise the brightest stars of the social enterprise movement in Scotland.

Chris Martin, Social Enterprise Scotland's CEO, said: “From tackling the climate emergency to reducing homelessness, social enterprises are taking on some of the biggest challenges we face, using trade to change lives and protect the planet.”

“The quality, variety, and mix of social enterprises who applied for this year’s Awards were of a high standard making it a very difficult judging process.

"Thank you to all the previous winners and sponsors who methodically looked at every application.

"We were delighted by the volume of applications which were almost back to pre-pandemic levels, showing that social enterprises are weathering the storms of covid and a cost-of-living crisis to deliver impact in their local communities.”