We’re a good neighbour to more than 8000 people across the borough every year.

Age UK Wigan Borough is an independent charity that is funded solely by and for the borough of Wigan.

As a Good Neighbour to older people across the borough we support older people to live happy, independent and fulfilled lives and:

  • Be involved in and valued by the local community
  • Keep active, to pursue new hobbies, make new friendships and continue to learn new things
  • Remain safe at home and independent for as long as possible
  • Get the services and support that they are entitled to
  • Be financially secure
We’re proud of our role as a Good Neighbour, and the fact that:
  • 98.5% say they would recommend our services to their families and friends
  • We secured £1,752,173 in benefits for older people in 2016
  • More than two thirds of people lead healthier lifestyles by joining our Bright Days programme*
Find out more about what people using our services said about us by reading our most recent Impact Report.
* (Based on 68 people completing monitoring forms at the start of their Bright Days involvement and after 24 months.)


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The Team

Age UK Wigan Borough is an independent charity, partnered with the national charity, Age UK and a member of the Age England Association, the membership and representative organisation for Age UK charities in England.


Board of Directors

Age UK Wigan Borough has a governing board with a maximum nine independent, voluntary trustees.
Chair of the Board – Bryan Shepherd
Vice Chair – John O-Neill


Jim Maloney
Reg Nash JP
John O’Neill
Lady Joy Smith
Matthew Hothersall
Bridget Whittell


The trustees have appointed a Chief Officer with responsibility for the executive operation of the organisation.


The Chief Officer is John McArdle.


Charity Registration Number 1103022
Company registration Number 5004789


Age UK Wigan Borough Enterprises

Age UK Wigan Borough Enterprises is a wholly owned trading company, which provides insurance and holiday services. The trading company is an appointed representative for Age UK Enterprises, for the purpose of compliance with the Financial Conduct Authority regulations.


The board of the trading company includes:
Jim Maloney
Reg Nash
Bryan Shepherd
Janet Thomas


The Appointed Person, in relation to the FCA requirements, is the Chief Officer of Age UK Wigan Borough.


Company Registration Number 3315916.


Age UK Wigan Borough has established working links with many older people and a wide range of other agencies.


A selection of these are listed below, along with links to their internet sites. Please note, this list is not exhaustive.


The Pension Service
Wigan & Leigh College
Groundwork Wigan and Leigh
Anchor Staying Put (Anchor Housing Association)
Red Cross
Trading Standards
Victim Support
Pensioners Link
Alzheimers Society 

If we have inadvertently missed your organisation off this list, please contact us using the details below so we can amend our details.
If you have any ideas or suggestions of other agencies who may be interested in working with Age UK Wigan Borough, please contact our Wigan office.


Contact us:

Age UK Wigan Borough
68 Market Street
Telephone: 01942 241972
Fax: 01942 241980
Email: enquiries@ageukwiganborough.org.uk