Helping people with acquired brain injuries including stroke to obtain and keep employment.
Helps individuals identify what benefits and tax credits they are entitled to, assist with claim forms and argue their case at an appeal if they disagree with a decision. Individuals with debt problems can be helped to draw up financial statements, negotiate with their creditors and represent them in court. The service works in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau and can offer appointments at a number of settings including in the home and at local health centres.
Telephone advice line for the general public on welfare benefits. Tribunal representation by appointment.
All advice help and support regarding Wheelchair services.
Organisation AddressUnit 8 Hyde Point Industrial Estate
0161 335 2800/2801 or 0161 335 2820/21/23
Monday- Friday 8am - 6.30pm
Largest range of adapted cycles in the region which are available for use by disabled people of all ages. It is a safe area for groups and individuals to enjoy cycling and fully trained staff are on hand to provide instruction if necessary on how to use the bikes and free taster sessions can be arranged.
Runs fully accessible minibuses for use by voluntary and community groups in Wigan and surrounding areas.
Offer a wide range of therapies/ activities and advice. Counselling, form filing, reiki, coffee mornings, young carers holiday lodge.
All aspects of learning and volunteering.
Organisation AddressPO Box 53
Provides training and activities to carers residing in Wigan Borough.
Offers peer support every fortnight.
Organisation AddressAbram Community Centre
Fortnightly Friday 12.30 - 2.30
Advice on all aspects Wigan Independent Advice Centre offers advice and information to the general public including casework in welfare rights, benefits, advice and help with reviews and appeals.
Organisation AddressThe Wiend
WE ARE A SMALL LOCAL CHARITY WHOSE AIMS ARE TO HELP THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED PEOPLE IN THE WIGAN AND LEIGH AREA.WE HOLD WEEKLY SOCIAL GROUPS IN BELONG VILLAGE ATHERTON AND INCE COMMUNITY CENTRE INCE WHERE YOU CAN MEET PEOPLE FOR SOCIAL CONTACT/OUTINGS AND MEALS OUT.
Organisation AddressThe Christie at Wigan, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Young carers specific - support & advice.