Advice & Assistance

Are you aged 60 or over and live in Wigan? Do you need help to make it easier for you to stay living independently in your own home?

This free advice and assistance service provides support, signposting and information to older people who want to remain in their own home and we will tailor a package of support to meet your needs. The type of help we can offer is very wide-ranging and can include the following (but this is not an exhaustive list!):

  • Access to support services, such as arranging for aids and adaptations to your home (things like walk-in showers, grab rails or other aids – for example, advice about products that can help you deal with arthritis), which may improve mobility and reduce the risk of falls
  • Making applications for, or giving you advice on welfare benefits to which you are entitled but not claiming, and support from charitable trusts
  • Providing information about different types of accommodation, like sheltered housing, flats or retirement homes

It may even be that you are just “lost”, confused or in need of someone to listen and support you with your concerns or worries. It doesn’t matter whether you own your own home, rent privately or live in sheltered accommodation – Wigan Borough Care & Repair is here for you!

Further Information

If you would like any further information about Care & Repair and/or the services we offer, please either call 0161 872 5500 or fill out the below enquiry form and we will respond shortly.