New Training Programme Now Out for January - March 2018

The Carers Centre has a wide range of training and activities for carers that provides support for them in their caring role and/or offers carers the opportunity to take a couple of hours away for themselves. Sessions include art, mindfulness courses and the new Care to Crochet Six Week Course and  Supporting Individuals to be Good Employers below.

Take a look at the training programme here

Below is a small sample of sessions we have planned


Lets Get Digital Afternoon with Mark

Want to learn how to search the internet, set up and send emails or how to use that new iPad at your own pace? Fed up having to ask someone else to show you how to do things?

Then why not book one of the free one to one session with Mark one of our volunteers.

Tuesday afternoons, 1.30pm-3.00pm here at the Carers Centre

Contact Gail to book your appointment on 01942 705959


Life Coaching 3 Week Course

Date: Thursday March1st,8th,15th


Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, Hindley

Are you ready to make those changes in your life but not sure where or how to start?  Then look no further.


This engaging course shares various tools and exercises to help you identify what your personal values and beliefs are and where they come from, understand what is holding you back and  explore how to make shifts in your life to move forward.



British Red Cross First Aid 

Date: Tuesday 13th March


Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, Hindley

Would you know what to do in an emergency? Come along and gain practical
tips to help you deal with and emergency should it arise.


All the above sessions are free to carers registered with WLCC. For more information and to book your place on any of the sessions telephone 01942 705959


The Carers Centre is very keen to hear any ideas or suggestions that carers have as regards to the training and activites that are delivered for carers. Ideas and suggestions can be forwarded by contacting the Carers centre on 01942 705959 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


 Me-Learning Courses for Carers

Wigan Council now have a wide variety of free training courses available that carers can access. While many are now delivered via an e-learning model there are some face to face courses available such as Medication, Moving and Handling of People and Infection control.

This is a great way to continue your learning around your caring role and build on your own personal development for any interests you have or to help you in getting back to work. You can also do as many as you want. Click here to see the list of possible me- learning courses.

Unsure about how to use an e- learning package, that’s not a problem, the Carers Centre can support you step by step.

If you don’t see a course that is of interests to you here but have seen a short course elsewhere, then why not apply for a Wigan Council Carers Training Grant?

Coming soon- Level 2 Health and Social Care Online Training 

For more information on how to access the me-learning courses, express an interest in the Level 2 courses or the carers training grant, please contact Gail Byrne at the Carers Centre on 01942 705959.



Wigan Councils Carers Training Funding

On behalf of Wigan Council, Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre are taking over the administration of the Wigan Carers Training Group Funding/ Training Request.   Click on the links to request a carers individual or group application form and guidance notes.

Please note: The Wigan Council Carers Training Grant Fund for April 2017- February 2018 is now closed. Watch this space for new dates or for further information contact Gail Byrne on 01942 705959.


Would you like to be part of the Training Grant Panel? As the training grant monies is for carers, the panel are keen to include carers in the decision making on each grant received.

If you would like to know more on how you could get involved please contact Gail at the Carers Centre.