Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre is an independent registered Charity (1138908) that supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in Wigan Borough.
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre was established in 2010 and is a Network Partner of Carers Trust.
At the Centre we aim to support both young and adult carers to recognise their own needs, have their voices heard, help with their physical and mental wellbeing and ensure they are fully understood, valued and supported in their caring role.
There are an estimated 36,000 people in Wigan supporting someone living with an illness or disability or a mental health need. This is often done out of love or friendship and they do not get paid.
People often don’t recognise themselves as a carer but if you provide support to a friend, partner, relative or neighbour who could not manage without you, then you are a carer and Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre can help you.
All caring journeys are different, at the centre we tailor our help and support to each person’s unique situation. All of our services are free of charge or subsidised. We provide our services from a large number of community venues, including doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and community venues, as well as from our Carers Centre hub at 3–5 Frederick Street, Hindley. We can also visit carers in their own homes or near to where they live.