At Inspire Youth Zone we believe that EVERY YOUNG PERSON CAN!


Inclusion runs through everything we do. We provide a supportive environment for all young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs – however, being a vibrant and lively space is part of who we are and for some young people that’s too much, and that’s ok!

That doesn’t mean that the centre isn’t for you, it might just mean that going straight on to a universal session where there’s up to 150 other young people in the building isn’t the right step just now. Therefore, for young people with additional needs, we run quieter sessions with higher staff ratios every Sunday 2:30-5:30pm either as a complete alternative, or as a steppingstone allowing you find your bearings and meet some of the staff team first.

For these sessions, we teamed with Break Time to become Lancashire Break Time providers meaning those who qualify for Break Time hours can be use these to attend our SEND sessions for only £3. For those not using Break Time hours, the cost for these quiet sessions is £6.

Spaces for these sessions are limited and for that reason they must be booked in advance. Before you can book on, you will need to sign up as a member and arrange a chat with our Inclusion team so they can work out how best to support. Once this is done, you can simply head to Book a Session – Inspire Youth Zone to book on.

*Please note we do not offer personal care or a 1-1 service.


Any enquiries please contact on the below email:


Matt Hirst is the CEO of leading energy technology provider ESG with over 700 staff and operations in the USA, Canada and the UK. ESG’s UK headquarters are based in Chorley, Lancashire.


ESG empowers global leaders in energy to deliver on the future promise of energy through its SAAS solutions for Customer and Market Data Management and Smart Metering. Matt has a background in Sales and Marketing and led a MBO of UK company Utiligroup in 2014 before it was acquired by ESG in 2017 and has been with the business for 24 years. Matt won an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016 as well as being a judge in 2018 and in 2017 his team was awarded the UK Regional and National Mid Market Management Team of the Year awards by the BVCA. Matt holds a BSc (Hons) degree from The University of Salford and a MBA from Lancaster University.

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.