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We're a good neighbour to more than 8,000 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.)

What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. We secured £1,752,173 in benefits for older people in 2016.

  • We offer home help

    We offer home support services to help with jobs like shopping, cleaning, laundry and ironing from trustworthy, background checked staff. 

  • We befriend

    We offer a free telephone friendship service to help prevent loneliness and isolation, with volunteers and the people they call often becoming firm telephone friends. 

  • We provide activities

    From Silver Choir to Cinema Club, our Bright Days Programme offers a range of ways to meet new friends and have fun!

Meet our people

  • Meet our staff

    We have a team of 40 dedicated staff members, helping us to deliver information and advice, exercise classes, home visits and provide delicious food in our lunch club. Find out more about them and our leadership team, including our CEO.

    Meet our staff

  • Find out about our volunteers

    Our services couldn't run without the help of our amazing volunteer team. We have over 100 volunteers helping us throughout the week. Find out more about our volunteers and how you can become a volunteer too.

    Find out about volunteers