Made in Ullapool is a social enterprise that aims to support vulnerable adults in a work environment, offering work and training opportunities to people who have a range of disabilities. At Made in Ullapool people have the chance to develop new skills at an individual pace in a safe nonjudgmental setting.
The Project idea came about in May 2010, it started in Tony, Lesley and Estherís kitchen, nearly four years on and we have our own refurbished premises thanks to the help of numerous individuals and businesses in and around Ullapool. You can find us at the Cal Mac car park opposite Ullapool Harbour Ė who have helped and supported us from the beginning. The shop and work shop are open 10am to 5pm, six days a week (Friday 12-5pm), and is manned by volunteers. The whole enterprise is a nonprofit making project, which relies solely on the goodwill of the voluntary sector, sales, and any grants and donations we receive.
We currently hold candle and card making workshops on weekdays, we have fifteen trainee volunteers who attend workshops and participate in all aspects of the production and selling of the candles and cards. We have very close ties with Ullapool high school, and Pupils from the learning support department have the opportunity to be involved in the project, which provides support in the transition from school to a work environment.
As well as the shop we also attend events, sales and markets in other areas of the Highlands Ė in 2011 we were awarded the Best in Show award for our stand at the Black Isle Show!
It is our aim to give vulnerable adults the opportunity to fufill their individual potential and goals in a supported work environment within their local community.