• Creating a Community Where Everyone Belongs


MyLife offers services from two locations…

Both sites provide a range of day time opportunities, further education courses, information, guidance, advocacy, coaching, training and support in health, care, employment and planning for the future.

Person-centred workshop style activities

day opportunitiesOur full or half-day sessions include: arts and crafts, cooking, music, dance and gentle exercise, drama, gardening and growing, animal care, sewing, jewellery making, floristry, cake decorating, photography, sensory therapy, bushcraft, orienteering and outdoor adventure, and much more.

Further education for young people with SEND

We offer a wide range of further education opportunities for up to 48 weeks a year, both indoors and outdoors, for young people aged 16-25 with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Health and wellbeing activities

Boost Your MoodOur Health and wellbeing activities are fun and designed to get people moving around more in the fresh air or indoors when the weather is bad!

Work placement opportunities

2015-12-09 16.21.40We offer work placement opportunities for young people and adults with disabilities and mental health problems. Get in touch.

Thompson House Equestrian Centre

standish siteOur base at Thompson House Equestrian Centre is situated on 84 acres of beautiful countryside. It has classrooms, an IT suite, indoor and outdoor activity areas and a fully accessible hygiene suite. It is also a registered Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre. We can provide 1:1, 2:1 or group support if needed, or you can bring your own PA/support worker. You can also use your personal budget to pay for activities and support, and we also welcome self-funders.

For young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), My Life is a real alternative to further education settings. We offer lots of further education courses for between 38 and 48 weeks of the year, including: animal care, dog grooming, equine studies, performing arts, confidence building, independent living skills, bushcraft, horticulture, artisan crafts, cooking, hospitality, photography, and much more. We focus on what you can do and will adapt your learning experience to ensure you reach your own personal outcomes. It’s an opportunity to gain real qualifications in a fantastic setting, and work towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award. No need is too complex.

We also support young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including those with more complex needs, to develop the skills and gain the qualifications and experience they need to get paid employment (supported internships). We do this by working in partnership with Wigan Council and providing work-based learning on site.

For further information, to arrange a visit to look around, or book a FREE taster session, please phone 01257 472900 or email info@my-life.org.uk

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Leigh Sports Village

leigh siteMy Life @ Future Steps is based at the Leigh Sports Village complex, with access to all the community facilities on site, including the indoor sports centre which has a gym, swimming pool and a range of fitness sessions taking place each week. Within walking distance is Pennington Flash Country Park, where we enjoy walks, cycle rides, and all that nature has to offer.

There is lots to do at My Life @ Future Steps. The aim is for people to learn at their own pace, be more confident, independent, and make new friends in a relaxed environment. With this in mind, we deliver a range of fun workshop style activities, which are person-centred and help people to develop new skills, improve the skills they already have, and gain relevant
qualifications. This includes:

  • healthy eating and meal planning
  • independent living skills
  • managing money (includes numeracy)
  • work-based skills (includes literacy)
  • computing and social media
  • dance and gentle exercise
  • cooking and catering
  • customer care and hospitality
  • artisan crafts
  • music making
  • learning to play an instrument
  • and many more!

We also support people to access the many faciliites in the local community, and from time to time we arrange trips to our Standish site and to venues outside of the borough to put our learning into context.

Room hire is also available in our Bedford Suite, starting at £45 for a half day. Download a copy of our promotional brochure for more details.

For further information and to book a FREE taster session, please phone 01942 487854 or email futuresteps@my-life.org.uk

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