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At Your Service - Hindley and Abram Life Centre Opens
Tuesday 4th May, 2010

At Your Service - Hindley and Abram Life Centre Opens
Hindley and Abram Life Centre Customer Service Advisor Janet Haynes is on hand to help.

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These are the guiding principles behind Wigan Council's rapidly expanding network of local Life Centre.

And the latest areas to benefit from the cutting-edge council contact centre concept are Hindley and Abram.

Following hot-on-the-heels of Marsh Green and Leigh, the third Life Centre is now officially open for business.

Located within the Platt Bridge Community Health centre on the Community First Campus on Rivington Avenue, the Life Centre provides a one-stop shop for all public services, including council services, benefits advice, Environmental Services, Community Safety, Social Care, health information and much more.

Designed to be satellite versions of the Wigan Life Centre, which is currently being built in Wigan Town Centre, the new centre has been stylishly designed to reflect the Wigan Life brand. There is a reception area, one-to-one inquiry desks, computer terminals for internet access, a free-to-use phone to help with inquiries and a meeting room for local groups and councillors' services.

Wigan Council Chief Executive Joyce Redfearn says: "The vision behind the Life Centres is to help us provide the very best services we can to residents of the borough.

"People have asked us to make it easier for them to contact the council and the Life Centres is our response.”

Ms Redfearn adds: "Wigan Council works on to help improve life for people of all ages and backgrounds across our borough. We are delighted that people are already beginning to make good use of their local Life Centre and with a total of eight planned to open, soon everyone will have the chance to make the most of Wigan Life."

Rita Chapman, Chief Executive of Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT’s Foundation for Life adds: “We are delighted that the council has agreed to site one of their first Life Centres in this building. We and the PCT are happy to host this innovative approach to improving access to the council’s services by residents of the borough. We hope this is the first of several Life Centre sites in the PCT’s facilities.”

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