Other support services

Age 50+ support

Benefits, heating and other advice as well as wider support for the over 50s.

01942 615880


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

Domestic abuse

Wigan Borough Domestic Abuse Service

Charity providing counselling, advice and support for those affected by domestic violence and abuse.

01942 311365

Drug and alcohol

We are with you

Charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs or alcohol.

01942 827979


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

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)

Think Wellbeing

Free NHS therapy for adults aged 16 and over with common mental health problems.

01942 764449

Private rented sector

PSH Advice

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.

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