Blue Apple is influencing national agendas through its live performance and films by tackling challenging issues head on.
Living Without Fear performed in 42 venues to over 5,000 people, including to ministers and MPs in Parliament. This resulted in changed Police practice and led to a commission by the Police to produce a training film, Paul’s Story. A new film, similarly based on the theme of disability hate-crime, will be produced for school-age children, in 2016.
The film, Freddie’s Story, responded to the national Mencap report Death by Indifference and is being used nationally for training medical staff within the NHS and private health care sector. The film has currently sold to 35 Health Trusts across the country.
Blue Apple is leading a study to measure and demonstrate the impact of its work.
By identifying the effect its work has on the social and personal development of its members it aims to bring about widespread change in attitude towards the capabilities of learning disabled and their ability to contribute to society.
Blue Apple believes that its work enables and empowers its performers, challenging perceptions and changing expectations.