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Carers Direct


Are you a carer?


A carer is a person who looks after a family member, relative, partner, neighbour or friend who needs help due to ill health, old age, disability, drug or alcohol misuse or who has mental health problems. You do not have to live with the person or be the only one doing the caring.


Wigan and Leigh Carers’ Centre offer the following services across the Wigan Borough:

  • Access to community care services and care assessments.
  • Your rights as a carer.
  • G.P liason.
  • Carers’ support/Advocacy worker.
  • How to access grants.
  • Counselling.
  • Benefits and finances.

     Wigan and Leigh Carers' Centre

    3-5 Frederick Street



    WN2 3BD

    Supporting carers who look after a family member or friend with an illness or disability.



  • Employment issues.
  • Emotional support.
  • Practical help.
  • Service specific information.
  • Holistic therapies.
  • Podiatry treatments.
  • Outings and social events.
  • Newsletter.
  • Coffee mornings.
  • Training.
  • Befriending service.
  • Telephone helpline.


For more information about this service you can call them on 01942  705959.

Or you can email them on

Or visit their website


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