Links to other services

Caring can take its toll on your finances, your health, your career and your family and your social life. Carers can fall out of paid work and many rely on low-level benefits. These other services (not linked to the hospice) may be useful.

Carers UK

Carers UK help carers to get the best for the person they care for, make the most of their income, stay in paid work, keep healthy, get in touch with other carers for support, find a listening ear and campaign for change. Find more information on Carers UK.


Carers Trust

Carers Trust offers practical advice on money and benefits, getting a break, your legal rights, health and wellbeing and support if you are a young carer. See Carers Trust for more information.


Central Duty Team

The aim of the Department of Adult Services is to help the most vulnerable members of the community by providing a variety of services to meet their individual needs. The Central Duty Team are the first point of access for people who think they need help.

Call the team on 01942 828777 or see our page on Adult Health and Social Care for further information.

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, Hindley

The centre aims to give information training and support to improve the quality of life for carers and give them a voice. Call the centre on 01942 705959 or see the Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre website.


Age UK

Emotional, financial and practical support for carers. Call the local branch on or see 01942 826079 or see Age UK website.


Starting Point Plus

A free local service available to offer advice to people aged 50 and over and their carers. See the Wigan Council website for further information.


Department for Work and Pensions

For information on the benefits and support which may be available to you see the Department for Work and Pensions website or call them on 0845 606 9713 or 0845 301 3011.


Local Health Services

Contact Bridgewater Trust for information on the local services provided in Wigan, Ashton and Leigh.



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