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. No need to book just come along on the day.

Next meeting

Thursday 7th September, 1.00pm-2.30pm here at  the Carers Centre. 


Dates for a third Kick Off Your Shoes And Dance Course now finalised. 

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”  Opray Winfrey

Fantastic news - due to the success of the Kick off Your Shoes and Dance Sessions, the Carers Centre will be delivering another six week course in September, see below for further details

Dates: Tuesdays 19th, 26th September, 3rd,10th, 17th, 24th October

Time:   11.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Hurst Dance Studios, Market Street, Hindley, WN2 3AE

This is what carers who have attended the previous sessions said

  • Excellent activity, great fun. Let yourself go. Very relaxing. Easy going. Instructor, lots of patience. Enjoyable.
  • I’m concentrating so hard it takes my mind off my worries, and I go home feeling invigorated and energetic

Carers were asked- How do you think the dance sessions have improved your health and well-being? This is what some carers said:

  • Fitter
  • Happier
  • Increased stamina
  • Lowers Stress
  • Improved mental health


Interested in coming along? Contact the Carers Centre on 01942 705959 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To find out more or to book your place contact  the Carers Centre reception on on 01942 705959

Not registered, that's not a problem, contact the carers centre reception on 01942 705959, it only takes 5 minutes to register.


An exciting  New Art Workshops is coming to the Carers Centre

The Carers centre is working with ' Colourfields Arts' on a series of Art Projects including canvas painting, collage painting and acrylic, pastels and pallete knives*. No experience required. Click here for more information.

First Course

Art Gesso Canvas 3 Week Course

Dates: Tuesday September 26th , October 3rd, 10th

Time: 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

On this course you will be able to complete from start to finish a
textured mixed media canvas with crackle glaze to make a stunning piece for
your colour schemes at home. 


If you are interested, 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. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 ( * please note the Art Project is subject to funding).


New activities and social events also being finalised - watch this space for updates including the

'Pumpkin and Pie' social event, Tuesday 31st October, 11.30am-2.00pm at Sunshine House,  Wellington Street Scholes

Invitation is open to Carers and the person they care for

Click here for more information and how to book your place.

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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