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Centre for Autism celebrates Outstanding Ofsted

Article By: Wigan Council

It's an award reserved for those that go above and beyond what's expected...

And now a Wigan Council’s Centre is celebrating after receiving an Outstanding Status (the highest honour) following their recent OFSTED inspection.

Landgate House provides residential care and education to young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties who may also have autism, behavioural difficulties or other needs.

Following a recent visit from inspectors from the education watchdog Oftsted, Landgate was judged to be outstanding in all areas.

The inspector noted: “Young people who have used the service for long periods of time have outstanding outcomes and are making remarkable progress.”

They add that children’s healthcare needs were ‘very well met’ and they receive ‘fantastic levels of support’ from the centre’s staff.

The centre, on Wensleydale Road, Leigh, was also praised for encouraging the independence of the children that attend.

The centre based provides residential care catering for up to four children who are no longer able to live at home, because of exceptional support needs.

Manager Lisa McCloskey said, “We were all delighted with the outcome. The outstanding status is evidence of all the hard work and commitment our staff team show every day to improve outcomes for the young people who use the service.”

This year the centre will also be working towards accreditation with the National Autistic Society.