Wigan and Leigh Carers

What is 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 the only one doing the caring.

Wigan and Leigh Carer’s Centre aims to be a ‘One Stop’ where we can provide all the information a carer needs.

For information and advise please contact:
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
3-5 Frederick Street
Telephone number 01942 705959
Opening hours
09.00 to 17.00hrs (Monday to Friday)
website: www.wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk 

Additionally, in order to ensure the Practice can identify that, as a patient of the Practice, you have a Carer OR you care for someone yourself, please ask Reception staff for a Carer’s registration form; this will enable Practice staff to identify you as a Carer and will allow us to offer you an annual health check, extend certain vaccinations to you (such as annual influenza vaccination) so as we keep you in the best possible health, offer you in-put from the Practice Community Link Worker (who will signpost you to organisations that may be of interest/assistance to you) and, with your permission, we will also notify Wigan & Leigh Carer’s staff that you are a Carer or are cared for.

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