Active Choices offers a diverse programme of activities for anyone aged 16 years and over who require extra support to get started - such as those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness, dementia, sensory impairments or autistic spectrum conditions.
These activities are low cost and operate on a pay as you go basis.
We encourage friends, family and support workers to come along and join in with activities. Some activities are free with a Be Well card if you are in a caring role.
What we offer
Active Choices improves access and choice to get more people in the borough active. You can choose from lots of different physical opportunities including:
- Fitness sessions
- One-to-one and group activities
- Cycling and walking.
We can also help you access our leisure centres - seven across the borough - and support you to access other Be Well sessions, local sport clubs, and other activities in Wigan borough, for up to 12 weeks.
We also provide training for support workers and carers, to ensure physical activity is a part of everyday life. Activities are held at a wide range of locations, from leisure centres to green spaces and neighbourhood community venues.
Do I need to book?
Yes. To book your place or to make an enquiry, you will need to contact the Active Inclusive team.
We offer Targeted Swim sessions that have been created specifically for individuals & groups of all of disabilities to enjoy an allocated casual swim time. A member of our Active Inclusive team will be in attendance at each session as a point of contact. To book, please contact your preferred leisure centre. Sessions cost £2.90 per participant.
For sessions at Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Leigh Leisure Centre and Wigan Life Centre you can visit our virtual tours to know what to expect from each building.
Are sessions suitable for wheelchair users?
Sessions are suitable and accessible for all individuals, including those who use a wheelchair. Some activities may require transfer, and hoists are available for some activities.
If you are able to give something back and want to help out at sessions then get in touch about becoming a volunteer.
Active Inclusive timetable and prices