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Age UK Wigan Borough is an independent charity that supports people aged 50 and over across the Wigan Borough.

From April 2022 to April 2023, we supported 4,346 people aged 50 and over in Wigan Borough!


We help people aged 50 and over to:

  • Become involved in the local community and be valued;
  • Remain safely at home for as long as possible;
  • Get the services and support that they are entitled to;
  • Be as independent as possible;
  • Stay out of hospital and to come home from hospital safely;
  • Keep active, pursue new hobbies, make new friendships and continue to learn new things in order to prevent loneliness;
  • Be financially secure.

We’re proud of the fact that in 2022-23:

  • 99.9% say they would recommend our services to their families and friends.
  • We secured over £2.14 in benefits for older people.
  • Completed over 2300 Handy Person jobs in people's homes.
  • Provided over 16,000 hours of help through our Home Help Service.

Quality Policy

It is important to us that we provide services to the highest quality.  To view our quality policy, click here.

Annual Review

Click the link to read our Annual Review

Home Help Story 

Louise, a Home Helper visits a gentleman 3 times a week cleaning and shopping and offering general support. Over the past 2 years Louise has developed a relationship with her customer resulting in chats about everyday topics. He recently bought a mobility scooter but due to lack of confidence he was reluctant go out on his own therefore Louise suggested he goes on his scooter and Louise will walk/run beside him on his first trip out. The gentleman is now active in his community and goes to the gym regularly. This is a fantastic story that shows how Home Helpers can make a big impact on service users across the Wigan Borough. 

What we do

Meet our people