Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Information for Professionals
Who is a Carer?
A carer is a person who looks after a family member, relative, partner, neighbour or friend who could not manage on their own due to ill health, old age, disability, drug or alcohol misuse or who has mental health problems.
Key to this definition is that there is a pre-existing relationship with the person they are caring for.
Who do we support?
The Carers Centre supports anyone that is caring for someone who lives in the Wigan Borough.
How do I refer a Carer?
Working with a wide variety of organisations in particular organisations that work in the Health and Social Care is one way that we are able to continue to reach as many carers as possible to ensure that carers receive the support they require.
How to Refer a Carer
If you are working with a carer you can refer to the Carers Centre in the following ways
- If you have access to Mosaic, referrals must be made via this system
- For anyone that does not have access to Mosaic, referrals can be made by telephoning the Carers Centre reception on 01942 705959
- Self-referrals from carers can also be made by contacting the Carers Centre reception on 01942 705959 or by calling into the Carers Centre.
Training for Professionals
The Carers Centre delivers Carers Awareness Training to professionals to help raise awareness of who a carer is and the issues that Carers often face. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01942 705959.