Men's Social Group

 Date:  First Thursday of the Month

Time:  1.00pm-2.30pm

Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, 3-5 Frederick Street, Hindley

Especially for male carers in the Wigan Borough, the Carers Centre now has a Men’s Social Group that meet on the first Thursday of every month. If you are male carer why not come along to this informal get together for a brew and meet other carers. 

Next meeting 4th January 2018


Paint, Pastel and Palette Knives Six Week Course

Dates: Thursday January 18th,25th, February 1st,8th,15th,22nd,

Time: 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

If you would like to try painting with palette knives and pastel, why not come along?We will be starting from the very beginning- come along and have fun  with Paint, Pastel and Paint on this six week course.

This course is being funded by the Wigan Council Carers Training Grant


Starting in March  

Hooked on Crocheting  - Tuesday 6th March

Join us for the afternoon at the centres very first Hooked on Crocheting group and then each month on the first Tuesday of every month, 1.00pm-2.30pm here at the Carers Centre. Enjoy the company of other carers who have an interest and passion for crocheting, have a brew and a chat sharing and swapping skills along the way.

* Please note: Carers must bring their own materials.

Don't know how to crochet but would love to learn - then why not come along to our

New Six Week Crochet Course starting on

Dates: Wednesday March 7th, 14th, 21st,April 4th,11th,18th

Time: 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Crochet hooks will be  loaned, however carers will need to bring their own double knitting yarn.

To book your place contact the Carers Centre reception on 01942 705959


Hooked on Crocheting Volunteer Leader

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre is also looking for a  volunteer to lead on the group. The volunteer will be able to and be passionate about crocheting. Part of the role will be to support carers if they get stuck or are a beginner and show the group new skills on some of the sessions. It is hoped that the group will support each other with skills as well. 

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Catherine Ellis at the Carers Centre.


If you are interested in any of the above please contact the Carers centre on 01942 705959 to express an interest or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The Reading Group is Back

Thanks to the Reader Organisation we are delighted to welcome back

The Reading Group here at the Carers Centre.

Keeping the same day as before the  group will be held each week  starting on Wednesday 10th August at 11.00am-12.30pm.

Anyone wishing to attend the group can just turn up on the day and will be made very welcome.

The Reader Group is also looking for volunteer readers within the WIgan Borough. Click here for more information. 


Activities Timetable

To view the carers centres regular activities timetable click here


Social Media Support

Book a  Free one to one support session on Tuesday afternoons here at the Carers Centre with Mark which could include how to use a laptop and  an iPad.

Do you want to learn how to send emails, book things on line, how to use the internet or put your CV on the Job universal  website? Or maybe how to keep in touch with friends. This service has been extended to show carers how they can access the new Wigan Council Community Book.

Don’t get left behind, contact the centre on 01942 705959 to book your appointment today.


Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust

NEW WLCT Lifestyle Card+1. This card allows support workers, personal assistants and carers to use the gym and pool in WLCT Leisure Centres while in their supportive role. You can apply for this by downloading the WLCT Lifestyle Plus 1 application and taking the form to any of the Leisure Centre receptions. Please ring the Active Living office on 01942 488481 or read the Carers Policy to find out more.


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