Other support services
Age 50+ support
Benefits, heating and other advice as well as wider support for the over 50s.
If you do need to borrow money, Credit Unions are local not-for-profit firms which can provide low-cost loans subject to affordability.
Find your credit union
Wigan Borough Domestic Abuse Service
Charity providing counselling, advice and support for those affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Drug and alcohol
We are with you
Charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs or alcohol.
Beacon Counselling Trust
Local support for anyone affected by gambling, including those affected by someone else's gambling.
0151 226 0696
Wigan Housing Options
Help if you are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.
Mental Health Crisis Line
For anyone worried about their mental health or feeling as if they need support or help.
0800 953 0285 (24 hr helpline)
Free NHS therapy for adults aged 16 and over with common mental health problems.
Private rented sector
Help for private housing tenant on: property standards, landlord harassment, illegal eviction plus general advice and support.
Tenants of social housing providers
Registered social landlords provide many of the advice services described throughout this tool. Tenants of these providers may want to check with their provider first, to find out what support they can offer.