Launchpad Plus

How we help customers

Launchpad Plus aims to support Lone Parents and Carers who require additional support to find and maintain employment. The 4 week course (part time, 4 days per week) has been specially designed to help develop each individual’s employability skills and jobsearching techniques, whilst supporting participants to overcome barriers in a personalised and professional way.

The programme is tailored specifically for this cohort in order to support with particular issues that they may faceand aims to help participants to successfully secure sustainable employment with confidence.

The course includes but is not limited to:

In-depth 1-2-1 Diagnostic and Planning interview, leading to a SMART Action Plan.

Re-motivating customers, boosting self-confidence, promoting ‘problem solving’ attitude and self-esteem.

Financial support – Better Off In Work calculations, debt management, personal budgeting, bank accounts, pension planning etc.

Understanding the benefits of work for parent and child, self-employment, how to successfully transition into work, and developing a positive working attitude.

Health=Wealth module, anxiety/stress busting techniques, important of a balanced lifestyle.

Understanding the extra support available e.g.: specialist organisations, childcare/care support.

Intensive employment preparation via group work and one-to-one support, enhancing soft-skills and transferrable skills, developing knowledge of the local labour market.

Developing participants’ ability to present themselves positively to an employer.

Create individualised CV’s.

IT skills and digital jobsearching including use of Standguide’s Online Resource Centre.

Interview techniques.

Engaging directly with employers to build employment possibilities.

Help and support available once in employment.


Eligibility Criteria

Lone Parents and Carers currently claiming Income Support and are not on the Work Programme.

Where we operate from

  • Boston
  • Bulwell
  • Gainsborough
  • Grantham
  • Lincoln
  • Louth
  • Mansfield
  • Newark
  • Skegness
  • Sleaford
  • Spalding
  • Stamford


If you have any questions about any of the work we do please contact us on 0161 881 4826