Expanse Learning (Launchpad PLUS)

Expanse Learning is a Specialist Provider in SEND Education, Health Care and School Workforce Development.

What is Launchpad PLUS?

At Expanse, we provide a bespoke service supporting young people and adults aged 16+ with additional needs/disabilities. By specialising within this precise age group it enables us to target age-appropriate needs to include education, life skills and social inclusion activities through our structured timetable. We feel keeping our timetable consistent helps with familiarity and routine.

We strive to support the young adults that we care for and work with, to achieve their full potential in life and to become as independent as they can, regardless of how complex their needs/disabilities may be.

Our team of experienced staff support on a ratio is 1:3 and we offer a higher support of 1:1 if required.

All young adults are individuals and it is important for us to meet personal requirements. We offer learning through relaxed skills development sessions, offering various accredited and non-accredited courses, physical activities, life skills, cookery, work experience and healthy living.

We respect religious and cultural beliefs, physical needs and emotional and social growth; enabling all young adults within our care to become confident and contribute to society.

At Expanse, we work in collaboration with many external partners and services to provide the best possible service and opportunities through our preparation for adulthood ethos.

Our teams work with you and your groups to plan and organise activities, trips and social activities, these include:
• Trips and Visits to places of interest
• Cinema and Theatre trips
• Shopping and eating out
• Residential & Short breaks
• Water based & Boat trips
• Horse & Trap Riding
• Swimming, Gym and fitness activities
• Cookery, Baking and Arts activities
• Digital Workshops – Photography, Music, DJ-Ing and Film making

If you have a disability and need support, you DO NOT need to bring your PA or carer, as we provide direct support and personal care on our trips. However, if you would like to bring your PA or carer wherever possible, we try to make sure that the person who is supporting you doesn’t have to pay, or pays a reduced rate.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a member at Launchpad PLUS visit our website https://www.expanselearning.co.uk/ or contact us!

You can find more information about our education programes at https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Education/Special-Educational-Needs-and-Disability/Local-Offer/Young-Person/Post-16-transition/Colleges-and-sixth-forms.aspx

Contact Information

Email: lorraine.woosey@expansegroup.co.uk

Telephone: 01942 877715

Website: Visit


The Stadium

Leigh Sports Village

Sale Way


Pricing Information

Free Services: Paid

The cost of the programme will be agreed and confirmed once Launchpad Plus have completed an assessment and received the individuals support plans. The cost ranges from £60, £80 and £100 per day.


Stephanie Howard
Corporate Relationships Manager
01942 877715
Lorraine Woosey
Head of Care & Development/SENCO
01942 487864

How to get there

Additional Information

Staff DBS Checked? Yes

Type of Group: Service Provider

CQC Registered? No

Transport Available No

Personal support? Yes

Transport Information

For external visits Expanse would source public transport and use Wigan Council Transport.

Areas of Interest

Allotments Animals Archery Art Group Baking Bathing Befriending Bird Watching Board games Bowling Cafe Cinema Courses Dancing Day Service Disability Sport Friendship Gardening Horticulture Keep Fit Photography Respite Swimming Table Tennis Transition Transport Wellbeing Writers Group Catering Drama Woodwork Alternative Therapy Basketball Books Bridge Bus Community Hub Day Options Disability Exercise Drawing Education Flower Arranging Friends of Groups Funding Jewellery Making Landscaping Newsletter Shopping Tablets Training Preparing For Adulthood

Personal Support

Launchpad Plus can support you in many others areas that are not listed above. Please contact us direct to find out more.

Autism Complex Needs Deaf Diet Disability Housing Physical Disability Sensory Disability Sexual Health Welfare Dyspraxia Anxiety Asperger Bathing Befriending Brain Injury Dyscalculia Epilepsy Head Injury Tourette's


Expanse also specialise in - Personal Care Medication Suction Tracheotomy Peg Feeding Assistance with meals Moving & Handling Approach Training Budgeting and Finance Discreet Personal Care Medtronic Infusion Pump Heart Start Client Specific Training - delivered by Complex Care Team Counselling Service

Accessible Lift Accessible Toilets Autism Friendly Guide Dogs Welcome Hearing Loops Hoist available Sign Language available Tracking Hoist Available Visual Aids Wheelchair access Pressure Pads Adapted Keyboards Assistive Technology Braille Display Changing Bed Disabled Parking Easy Read Hygiene Suites Mobile Hoist Sam Hall Turner Slip Sheets Standing Aid Track Hoist Transfer Aids Walking Aids Wet Room

Age Groups

14 > 18 18 > 25 25 > 35 35 > 50 50 > 65

Operation Times

Launchpad Plus offers a wide range of support and is delivered Monday - Friday 9.20am - 3.20pm

Expanse Learning (Launchpad PLUS)

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