Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET) is a Swindon based charity that helps young people with SEND help themselves.
UET is led by a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees and run by enthusiastic, skilled and creative staff.
Launched in 2012, the Trust is constantly developing, expanding and changing to improve the lives of disabled young people within Swindon and the surrounding areas. UET now provide a Skills for Life and Skills for Work offer for post 18, Saturday and holiday clubs as well as work experience within our charity shops and farm for our educational partners at Brunel SEN MAT.
Uplands Charity Shops
The Uplands Educational Trust successfully run a chain of Charity shops across Swindon.
Our charity shops have been extremely successful and have provided the young people with opportunities and work experience in areas of retail, customer service and catering. In addition to providing real community inclusion and breaking down barriers towards disabled young people the experience gained prepares the young people for supported work placements. The young people are also developing effective work related learning pathways and accreditation and their contributions are greatly valued and recognised.
The UET Farm provision is based in Leigh a few miles outside of Swindon.
It offers young people the chance to engage and interact with livestock and learn life skills in health and safety, environmental care, life processes and horticulture.
The farm provision offers a variety of activities for young people with special educational needs including complex learning difficulties. Young people have the opportunity to interact with their peers and the staff while taking part in practical hands on experiences.
The Community Enterprise Centre in Atworth Close, Penhill supports both the local Penhill Community and young people in Swindon with learning difficulties and/or complex needs.
The aim of the CEC is to provide life changing opportunities for young people by developing independent living and working skills, with a key focus on social enterprise and vocational learning leading to employment.