COPE Ltd wins at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards May 18 2018

Shetland social enterprise COPE Ltd has scooped a prestigious award in Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards held in the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh on Friday 18th May. The awards were hosted by Scottish Commission for Learning Disabilities which showcase and celebrate the many achievements of people with learning disabilities across Scotland.

COPE won for the Enterprise Category highlighting inventive businesses that people with learning disabilities can participate and thrive within.

Ingrid Webb, Chief Executive Officer of COPE said: “We are delighted to have been recognised at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards. We are committed to giving people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a supportive and inclusive work environment, free from stigma and discrimination. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of every one of our customers for their continued support. Without you none of this would be possible!”

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. They form the pinnacle of Learning Disability Week 2018 as a platform to make visible those individuals who are excelling in areas where people with learning disabilities are rarely represented.

Alison Moar, Employability Manager of COPE said: “A huge part of our success is due to our team of people with learning disabilities who every day produce, promote and sell a wide range of items through different business outlets. I hope this recognition raises awareness in Shetland, and beyond, of just what people with learning disabilities can do in a business setting if they are given the right opportunity and support.”