Wigan & Leigh Young Carers

Wigan and Leigh Young Carers is a local charity and the primary provider of support for High-Need Young Carers in the Borough.

Our main means for support are 9 respite groups which run either monthly or fortnightly. We have 4 in the 5-11 range and 5 in the 11-16 range. We also have a Transition group for older Young Carers (16-24).

Alongside this we offer more intensive services for those with the highest needs: namely 1-2-1 / Befriending; Relax Kids programmes. We have three support workers who can refer children and families to a range of services.

We also offer lower-level Young Carers support via Cook Clubs (time limited cookery lessons alongside other YCs); or our Holiday Lodge at Marton Mere in Blackpool.

It is important to stress that we are NOT an open access service and eligibility for our support means with us undertaking a Young Carers assessment in partnership with the child and their family.

Holiday Lodge based at Marton Mere Holiday Village Nr Blackpool.

Available for all Young Carers/Young Adult Carers families (will have priority during school holidays/weekends).
Available to ALL Carers & families - please note that the lodge is not fully equipped for people with disabilities.
The Lodge comfortably sleeps 6 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & on a quiet spot on the Haven site. Open from mid March to early November.
Prices start at £175 (price of lodge not per person), includes "Privilege passes" & can be booked Fri-Mon (3 nights) or Mon-Fri (4 nights).
Please see our website for additional information/pictures www.walyc.org.uk
For further information or to book please contact Angie (Lodge Co-ordinator) 07484 212 843 or holidaylodge@walyc.org.uk.

Contact Information

Email: info@walyc.org.uk

Telephone: 01942 679 352

Website: Visit


Patrick House,

58 Leigh Rd



Pricing Information

Free Services: Free

For bigger events we ask for a voluntary contribution.


Paul Carroll
Project Manager
01942 679 352 / 07546 487 063

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Additional Information

Staff DBS Checked? Yes

Type of Group: Community Group

CQC Registered? No

Transport Available Yes

Personal support? No

Transport Information

For families without access to a car we have a limited number of volunteers who can pick up children for groups.

Areas of Interest

Respite Transition Youth Group Carers

Personal Support

Young Carers Aged 5-11 Aged 11-16 Aged 16-24


Operation Times

Fortnightly and Monthly groups run on weeknights from 5-7pm or 6-8pm.

Wigan & Leigh Young Carers

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