CEO Welcome

Helping young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to help themselves

Welcome to Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET). I am extremely proud to be a founding trustee and CEO of UET, with the privilege of working with a wide range of people committed to making the lives of young people with SEND meaningful and rewarding.

The UET vision says it all – the trust enables young people with SEND to help themselves and shape their futures. UET gives real opportunities for disabled young people to improve skills for life and also access the world of work, either in a voluntary or paid capacity.

UET aims to provide gold standard services provided by experienced and skilled staff within community based locations. Community and family really is at the heart of all UET does.

The tenacity and determination to create sustainable futures for our young people is a key feature of all aspects of UET. Although UET is a multi-faceted organisation the core values of trust, collaboration and co-production are fully embedded and ensure that every member of the UET family is valued.

UET continues to be a growing charitable organisation, committed to meeting the needs of young people with SEND and supporting their families on the journey to adulthood. To ensure we are able to diversify and expand we invest heavily in the people who work in our organisation and believe in developing people across every level of the UET family.

UET absolutely does it differently; and even more importantly does it together.

Jackie Smith MBE | CEO - Uplands Enterprise Trust