About us

What started as a vision and a concept, is now real. RLP is a fully functioning organisation with a wealth of experience, learning and successful projects under our belt.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was a critical driver for the growth we have experienced, and we owe a great deal to the RLP staff and volunteers who rallied round in the early days of the pandemic to ensure we could continue to operate.

Pre pandemic, RLP had been developing at a steady pace in working with NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Government on the National Trauma Training Plan (NTTP), delivering trauma training workshops and building our networks and connections. We had begun to work in Clackmannanshire supporting the Council with the introduction of the NTTP as well as supporting the Violence Against Women and Girls agenda.

When the pandemic hit, we were forced to retreat into our homes and we had to begin working in a whole new way. We knew we had to do something when the first official lockdown hit and this is where our Crafty Kids initiative was established.

Crafty Kids was born out of the lived experience that many of us have in relation to poverty and the lack of access to basic provision. When the initiative began to take hold not only did it provide much needed items and resources to people in the local area, it also allowed our organisation to continue operating at a time when many services were closing their doors.

It is important that the contribution of Crafty Kids to the wider success of RLP is recognised. We would not be where we are today without this fantastic initiative and the hard work and dedication of the team who brought this to life.

Lived experience refers to a representation of the experiences and choices of a given person, and the knowledge that they gain from these experiences and choices.

Resilience Learning Partnership

What is Lived Experience?

Experiences that arise from situations that one may find themselves in, by choice or by circumstance, lead to knowledge and wisdom that we term ‘lived experience‘. While widely associated with trauma, lived experience can be derived from any multitude of life events, including ones upbringing, experiences of statutory services, health conditions, etc.

What We Do

Primarily Resilience Learning Partnership is an education and training provider offering a range of services like bespoke workshops and training programmes for clients and partners. However, RLP also undertake a wide range of projects that align with the core themes of our work, such as our Crafty Kids Project.

Themes of Our Work

The core themes of our work centre around lived experience, domestic abuse, violence against women and children, psychological trauma, community justice, recovery from addiction, and more.