Help for living at home

We know that staying independent is the best way to keep your health and wellbeing on track.

We want to make sure that you can continue to lead an active and fulfilling lifestyle, while remaining safe and secure in your own home, whatever your care needs are.

Community directory

Community Book (external link) is our online directory with organisations offering free and paid for local services to help you continue living at home, including:

The directory also has events and activities (external link) you might want to join to keep yourself active in the community. Simply enter your postcode and search for the type of activity you are interested in.

Other support services

Support and advice to help you live at home

Wigan Council supported living

The council provides support and accommodation to help older people to live independently as possible. Depending on your support plan (following a social care assessment) you might be able to receive help from just a few hours a week to 24 hour support.

Council tenants - housing support

Helping tenants in council properties to develop the skills to manage their homes, apply for equipment and adaptations, access social care services/benefits, find suitable events and activities, move from unsuitable accommodation and more.

Starting Point Plus

Free service to advise and support people aged 50 and over (or under 50 with a disability) and their carers. Information and advice about local services that help to promote independence, e.g. cleaning, shopping, meals, handymen, luncheon clubs, etc.

Age UK Wigan Borough (external link)

Offer handy person services, home help, activities and groups, friendship services, advice on benefits and more.

Keeping your home warm

Advice and support for keeping your home warm and your fuel bills down including financial help available.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) (external link)

A directory of organisations who can provide help in your home (also known as 'domiciliary care'). They also inspect these organisations so you can view any reports on recent inspections.

You can search their website selecting the 'Services in your home' category and adding your postcode.

Managing money

Tips for saving money and how to manage your finances if your are struggling with debt.

Good Trader Scheme

A directory of traders (builders, plumbers, handymen and much more) who have committed to following customer protection and relevant legislation, where customers can also rate how satisfied they have been with a service.

A-Z

Rate the information on this page

green smiley (good) orange smiley (average) red smiley (poor)

© Wigan Council