Wigan & Leigh Young Carers
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 email@example.com.
Telephone: 01942 679 352
58 Leigh Rd
Free Services: Free
For bigger events we ask for a voluntary contribution.
How to get there
Staff DBS Checked? Yes
Type of Group: Community Group
CQC Registered? No
Transport Available Yes
Personal support? No
For families without access to a car we have a limited number of volunteers who can pick up children for groups.