Expanse Learning (Launchpad PLUS)
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
Telephone: 01942 877715
Leigh Sports Village
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.
How to get there
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Staff DBS Checked? Yes
Type of Group: Service Provider
CQC Registered? No
Transport Available No
Personal support? Yes
For external visits Expanse would source public transport and use Wigan Council Transport.