Carers Week 2023 - What's on

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. We want to reach out to people who may not recognise themselves as carers and to raise awareness of how important carers are to our communities.

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, addiction, or who needs extra help as they grow older. It isn’t someone who volunteers or is employed to provide support.

We recognise the vital role that carers play in our communities.  We want to say thank you, celebrate all that you do and help you to feel visible, valued and supported.

Carers Roadshow

We will be visiting places across the borough with our Carers Roadshow from Tuesday 30th May - Friday 2nd June with advice, information and people who want to listen and offer support. You will see us in our Carers Roadshow vehicle so please come and say hello.

On the Carers Roadshow, you will be welcomed by colleagues from Adult Social Care and Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre for a warm welcome and friendly chat and you can find out more about support for carers and their loved ones.

Age UK Wigan Borough will also be joining us on Tuesday 30th May and Friday 2nd June to share their work on improving the quality of life for people aged 50 and over and getting the community involved though their various volunteering opportunities.

  • Wigan Town Centre, Standishgate, Tuesday 30th May, 10am - 4pm
  • Mesnes Park, Wednesday 31st May, 10am - 3pm
  • Leigh Town Centre, Bradshawgate, Thursday 1st June, 10am - 4pm
  • Pennington Flash, Friday 2nd June, 10am - 3pm.


Tai Chi in the Park (Mesnes Park)

Join us for come gentle physical exercise and movement to connect the mind and body in the beautiful outdoors.

  • Wednesday 31st May, 11am - 11:30am.

Meet near the Roadshow vehicle on the main drive through the park from Mesnes Park Terrace.

Be Well Walk - Power of Pause (Mesnes Park)

Join our Be Well Walk Leader for a Mindfulness Walk ‘Power of Pause’. We welcome carers, family, friends and anyone who wants to enjoy connecting with others and their surroundings.

  • Wednesday 31st May, 1pm - 1:45pm.

Meet near the Roadshow vehicle on the main drive through the park from Mesnes Park Terrace.

Be Well Walk (Pennington Flash)

Join our Be Well Walk Leaders to enjoy a 20-30 minute or a 1 hour walk.  A chance to connect with others, enjoy exercise together and enjoy the beautiful surroundings in one of the jewels in the crown of Wigan Borough.

  • Friday 2nd June, 10:30am - 11am
  • Friday 2nd June, 10:30am - 11:30am.

Meet near the Roadshow vehicle on the car park near to The Hide Coffee House.

Do I need to Book?

Booking is not required if you wish to visit us at our Roadshow, please just come along with your family and friends, everyone is welcome.  However, if you would like any further information, please contact us at


  • Pennington Flash - Signposted from the A580 East Lancs Road. Follow the signs and turn onto the A579 Atherleigh Way then left onto the A572 St Helens Road. The main entrance is situated on St Helens Road opposite Leigh Fire Station. Please note: Sat Nav users should use the postcode is WN7 3PA.

Wigan Borough Carers Music Festival

We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate carers in our community at The Venue where you will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all carers, their family, friends and loved ones.

Together, we will support carers of all ages to celebrate, connect and enjoy entertainment and light refreshments whilst enjoying music from TMP college and young people from Wigan Youth Zone.  Everyone who visits will be entered into a free raffle!

Young people aged 8-11 years old can enjoy free access to Wigan Youth Zone if they wish. They will need an accompanying adult to support them to sign in and can then join us at The Music Festival at The Venue.

  • When? Saturday 3rd June, 1pm-4pm
  • Where? The Venue, Wigan Youth Zone , Parson’s Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RU.

Do I need to book?

You can book tickets online through our Eventbrite page:

Booking is not essential, and you are welcome to come along and join us on the day, however places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so we advise that you pre-book online.

Carers Event

Central Day Centre are celebrating all carers in the community and want to show our appreciation for all the hard work they do. We are teaming up with our friends from Age UK, Wigan and Leigh Carers and Centre and hosting an afternoon of fun and entertainment free buffet lunch will be provided and a small gift to take home with you.

To book a place, please contact the day centre on 01942 827212.

If you or your loved ones require any support on the day or if you would like any further information, please contact us at:

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