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Don’t let Blue Monday get you down
Friday 15th January, 2016
It’s supposedly the most depressing day of the year with Christmas in the past but the debt of it still present. Debt charity StepChange have forecast Monday 18th January or ‘Blue Monday’ to be their busiest day of the year with over 20,000 people contacting them for help with debt. By the third Monday in January many residents will be struggling with Christmas deb...More


Care training places released to meet demand
Thursday 14th January, 2016
Local homecare provider, Home Instead Senior Care, has announced the release of 60 free New Year training places for caregivers as demand for care services spirals. A perfect storm of an ageing population and downward pressure on social care budgets has led to an imbalance and more people are now needed to provide care which will enable local elderly people to remai...More


The Deal in Action gets back on the road
Thursday 14th January, 2016
“We can’t do this alone anymore” is the message behind the second-leg of an ambitious programme to encourage communities in Wigan Borough to be more self-reliant. Wigan Council is gearing up to embark on the 2016 Deal in Action programme and by the end of the year every area in the borough will have had the chance to see how they can contribute to The Deal and do th...More


“Thank you” to staff who showed true community spirit during floods

“Thank you” to staff who showed true community spirit during floods
Monday 11th January, 2016
More than 100 staff who worked over Christmas in Wigan Borough during the floods have been thanked by the leader for their efforts. Displaying true community spirit, many staff, who are also residents, came in and helped out on their days off to support local people and colleagues who were on call. The waste crews did 12 hour shifts helping residents to clean up th...More


Have your say at Start Well sessions
Monday 11th January, 2016
Members of the public are being encouraged to find out more about plans to help improve children’s start to school life in Wigan Borough. Wigan Council’s Start Well proposal launched last year as part of the Deal for the Future and aims to change the way that services are delivered through children's centres in the borough. The council has already visited a number ...More


FOOTBALL 4 FORCES PROGRAMME GIVEN CASH BOOST

FOOTBALL 4 FORCES PROGRAMME GIVEN CASH BOOST
Monday 11th January, 2016
Wigan Athletic Community Trust Football Programme for Veterans Given Backing by Ministry of Defence. An innovative football and health project for ex-servicemen organised by Wigan Athletic Community Trust has received a financial boost for 2016 through a new grant from the Ministry of Defence. Football 4 Forces provides weekly football activities for working age ve...More


Major job opportunities at Manchester Airport for Wigan Borough residents
Monday 11th January, 2016
Residents in Wigan Borough are being urged to take advantage of a huge number of career opportunities on offer at Manchester Airport at a major jobs fair this week and join the many local residents already working there. Manchester Airport has announced that 2,500 jobs will be on offer at the jobs fair at the Runway Visitor Park at the airport from 11am to 7pm this ...More


Manchester beer and cider festival supports Breast Cancer Care

Manchester beer and cider festival supports Breast Cancer Care
Monday 11th January, 2016
The Manchester Beer and Cider Festival has chosen Breast Cancer Care as the official charity for 2016 and 2017. Manchester’s biggest beer festival from 20 - 23 January 2016, will see over 13,000 people descend upon Manchester Central, to taste some of the best beers, ciders and perries from the UK and Europe. As part of the event, Breast Cancer Care will be raising ...More


No vote, no voice
Monday 11th January, 2016
From bin collections to adoption and support for the elderly, voting at the ballot box can have a huge impact on these important topics. This May Wigan Borough will go to the polls to choose Wigan Council councillors. To make sure your vote counts at the ballot box you need to register to vote by Monday 18th April 2016. Not being registered could also have an impa...More


Grant help available for flood affected households
Thursday 7th January, 2016
Householders affected by the Boxing Day floods in Wigan Borough can now apply for a grant to help with emergency costs. Around 70 residential properties were affected by the floods in the borough. Wigan Council staff and emergency services worked around the clock to help those households who were affected. After the floods the council launched an appeal for essent...More


4,000 Wigan residents more energy savvy thanks to training scheme
Wednesday 6th January, 2016
More than 4,000 people in Wigan have been helped to use energy in their homes more efficiently, thanks to a new training programme launched by the Community Action Partnership (CAP). CAP is a joint initiative between fuel poverty charity, National Energy Action (NEA), and British Gas, and operates locally with the support of councils across Greater Manchester. The s...More


Team tackles anti-social behaviour hot spot

Team tackles anti-social behaviour hot spot
Wednesday 6th January, 2016
Residents living near a hot spot for anti-social behaviour in Worsley Hall have been enjoying a quieter Christmas after works to tackle the problem have proven a success. ​Staff from Wigan Council, along with a young person who has been working with the Restorative Solutions team, sprung into action to clear away shrubbery and trees in the area around Sherwood...More


Join the growing numbers going dry this January
Tuesday 5th January, 2016
Join the growing numbers of people who go drink free for January as a way to kick start a healthy new year. ​More than two million people signed up to Dry January in 2015 and went alcohol free for 31 days as part of the challenge and this year organisers want more than ever to take up the call. ​The call comes after statistics showed that the number of ...More


Can you help those affected by floods?
Thursday 31st December, 2015
An appeal for furniture and other essential items for those affected by flooding in Wigan Borough has been set-up. Dozens of households across Wigan and Leigh lost their possessions as a consequence of the floods on Boxing Day. Wigan Council is offering council tax relief for around 70 homes and business rate relief for up to 10 businesses which have been impacted ...More


Charities given many gifts this Christmas
Saturday 26th December, 2015
Wigan Borough residents have helped the homeless and less fortunate by donating food, clothing, toiletries and other gifts to The Brick Project and Atherton and Leigh Foodbank. Wigan Council, GMB Union, WALH, Wigan Job Centre and HMPYOI Hindley pulled together to raise as many donations as possible for the charities as part of the Christmas Hamper Appeal. Thanks to...More


Egyptian collection to feature in TV series
Saturday 26th December, 2015
The Museum of Wigan Life’s fascinating ancient Egyptian collection will feature in a BBC television series airing in the new year. Immortal Egypt with Professor Joann Fletcher tells the story of ancient Egypt, from nomads to pyramid builders and tomb robbers to the last of the Pharaohs. And the spectacular gold coffin mask currently on display at the museum is one ...More


Healthy life expectancy rises
Saturday 26th December, 2015
People are living healthier lives for longer in Wigan Borough. According to new figures Wigan is seeing the healthy life expectancy – where people judge themselves to have good health – rising in both men and women. In women the healthy life figure is up by three years to 62.5 and in men there has been a rise of 18 months to now reach 61.1 for healthy life expectan...More


Sign up to Dry January
Saturday 26th December, 2015
It’s time to celebrate and enjoy all the festivities this time of year brings. And while preparing for the parties that come at this time of year why not also sign up to Dry January to start 2016 in the best possible way. Dry January is an annual event organised by Alcohol Concern which calls on people to go alcohol free for the first month of the year. Those who ...More


Wigan Borough ahead of childhood immunisation targets
Monday 21st December, 2015
Children in Wigan Borough are more likely to be protected from serious illnesses thanks to a highly successful vaccination programme. More children from across Wigan Borough have been given the recommended vaccinations against a range of illnesses such as measles mumps and rubella. Figures released earlier this month by NHS England show that in Wigan the number of ...More


Museum opens new displays

Museum opens new displays
Monday 21st December, 2015
Visitors to the Museum of Wigan Life can enjoy an updated set of displays in the main gallery. Objects telling the story of the borough’s industrial history and its sport and music heritage are now being exhibited. The award-winning museum team is working hard to get more of the collections out for the public across the borough. Cllr Paul Kenny, Wigan Council’s Cab...More


 
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