The main aim of the Blueberry Academy is to support young people and adults towards employability and independence.
We create tailored learning programmes and we enable people to access meaningful and real opportunities in the community and the workplace.
In agreement with the "Preparing for Adulthood" agenda (www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk) we believe that young people should have equal life chances as they move into adulthood and so we work to ensure that "young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion."
In agreement with the British Association of Supported Employment (www.base-uk.org) we believe that people can achieve employment, or engage in meaningful vocational activity, with the right level of support from supported employment services, support networks and the employer.
Blueberry aims to:
provide quality teaching, learning and working experiences
lead on (or contribute towards) good educational, health and social care planning to set and work towards suitably challenging outcomes, building in the right support for individuals
assist in enabling people to live and work as independently as possible
support employers to provide real working outcomes for people
raise awareness of equality of opportunity and promote the recognition of the skills and talents of people with diverse needs
Blueberry recognises the skills and talents of people with learning differences and/or disabilities. Our work is guided by the BASE (British Association of Supported Employment) supported employment model, which states that, with the right support, everybody can make a contribution to the workplace.