Our Mission Enabling and supporting people to live full and independent lives

Social Inclusion
Wigan

About

We have 3 distinct person centred services, Independent Living, Peer Support and Befriending.

Our aim is to help individuals manage their mental health, access social networks and peer support and engage in everyday mainstream opportunities.

We work with people aged 18–65 who live in Wigan. Referrals are welcomed directly from any individual who is eligible and who has access to secondary mental health services. Our opening hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (excl. Bank Holidays).

How can we help?

The Independent Living Service enables people to improve their living skills and maintain their physical and mental health. This service provides:

  • Opportunities to build friendships through activities in the wider community
  • Guidance for those dealing with housing issues
  • Support for those experiencing alcohol and drug issues

The Peer Support Service welcomes people who wish to participate in groups run by and for service users. This service helps new members settle into groups and we appreciate ideas from service users about the formation of new groups. Examples of groups we currently run include:

  • Art Workshops
  • Photography
  • Walking Group
  • Coffee Socials

The Befriending Service sees individuals matched to a compatible volunteer to assist in engaging with the wider community. With the help of befrienders, individuals participate in a range of activities including:

  • Going to the cinema, theatre, football, library, shops
  • Meeting for a coffee and a chat
  • Support with attending appointments (hospital, optician, dentist etc.)

“Imagine literally saved my life and I am grateful everyday that I can give something back”

Contact

For further information about any of these services please contact: Operational Services Manager, Mike Small

msmall@imagineindependence.org.uk