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


 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.  


Take a look below at some of the examples of sessions we have planned


Dementia Medication Awareness

Date: Thursday January 11th

Time:  1.00pm-2.00pm

Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, Hindley

For carers that look after someone with dementia who want to gain an
understanding of what the medication they have been prescribed is for and what
it does.


 Not to be missed

Supporting Inviduals to be Good Employers

Free Training for Carers that employ  P.A's or plan to in the future

Date:  Wednesday January 17th

Time:  10.00am-1.00pm

Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, Hindley, Wigan

for Carers of Adults that employ P.A's or plan to in the future. The session includes how to recruit a P.A., Skills and Expectations, Health and Safety, Pension Responsibilities, Insurance Managing Absence and Performance and more.

Light lunch will be provided after the session.


Mindfulness Six Week Course

Date:  Monday January 15th, 22nd,29th,February 5th,12th 19th

Time:  10.30am-12.30pm

Venue: RSPCA Paws York House, York Street, Wallgate, Wigan WN3 4BY

Learn new techniques, tools, mindfulness and meditation practices that
empower and enable carers to live in the present to improve your own health and well-being.

 This course has been supported by the BIG fund from the Adactus Housing Group.   

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


 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?

For more information on how to access the me-learning 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.

Closing dates for completed applications

All applications need to be submitted to Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre by 4.00pm on the closing dates below. Details of where to send your completed application can be found on the Wigan Carers Training Group/ Training Request guidelines.

Closing Dates:

Friday 9th June 2017

Friday 8th September 2017

Friday 8th December 2017

Friday 9th February 2018

Details of where to send your completed applications can be found on the Wigan Carers Training Grant guidelines document.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date unless otherwise stated.

Please note: If your application needs to be sent to the Carers Board

over the Christmas period the outcome of your application could take longer due to the holiday period.


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.