Dementia-friendly Wigan


Dementia support & resources in Wigan

We are encouraging pharmacies in the Wigan locality to join Wigan Dementia Action Alliance. A Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) brings groups, organisations and businesses together to improve the lives of people with dementia. Greater Manchester LPC has joined the DAAs across Greater Manchester. To join, complete a short action plan with a few steps you will take to become more dementia-friendly.

Links to useful information

Wigan: Dementia resources and support
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre offers support to carers who look after a relative, partner or friend of any age, who needs help due to a physical or mental illness or disability, frailty or an addiction.

Website: www.wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk

Local Groups

Scholes DFC Project

Wigan later life and memory service

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Being a carer

Dementia Buddy

Wigan Council Wigan Council has a fantastic dedicated section of their website for dementia events, activities and services across the borough: www.wigan.gov.uk
Wigan and Leigh CVS

Wigan and Leigh CVS is a charitable company which exists to support voluntary and community organisations and positively promote voluntary action in Wigan. Their vision is to have a sufficiently resourced and sustainable voluntary and community sector which successfully meets the diverse and changing needs of the people of Wigan.

Their website provides the latest information, news and opportunities – providing an up-to-date resource to assist with your work and activities.

To find out more about the work of Wigan CVS, visit its website

Healthwatch Wigan Healthwatch Wigan is the local consumer champion for health and social care. Their website can be accessed here.