Hospice In Your Care Home – Wigan and Leigh Hospice

About the service When the service first launched in 2015, it was commissioned to support nursing homes, with the aim of expanding to reach out to residential homes over time. Care homes are an increasingly important setting for palliative and end of life care, with around 1 in 5 people in the UK spending theirContinue reading “Hospice In Your Care Home – Wigan and Leigh Hospice”

Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting

A couple of years ago (2018) a senior support worker at a Belong Wigan care village led a project to introduce an exercise instructor role, after identifying best practice in this area. Belong is a charitable non-profit making care organisation whose ethos is ‘To support older people to live their own lives through the creationContinue reading “Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting”

New Wigan Care Home is revolutionising care for dementia residents | Person Centred Software

Worthington Lake Care Home in Wigan is leading the way in dementia care since opening its doors at the end of March. The home is using the very latest mobile technology to care for its residents within the new-build facility that was designed following a two-year study with Stirling University to create a home specificallyContinue reading “New Wigan Care Home is revolutionising care for dementia residents | Person Centred Software”

Lemn Sissay: ‘A childhood in care almost broke me – I needed to shine a light on it’

The writer has finally won redress from Wigan council for his mistreatment as a child. Now he hopes his story will inspire others. Lemn Sissay has spent the past two years seeking redress from Wigan council for his childhood in care. “I’ve heard some people have committed suicide going through the legal process and IContinue reading “Lemn Sissay: ‘A childhood in care almost broke me – I needed to shine a light on it’”

Community Circles have been commissioned by Wigan Council to work with care homes and in extra care housing settings

Circles make a positive difference in individuals lives and help build local community connections. Sharon Wilton, a Community Circle Connector in Wigan, writing on the Housing LIN blog says: My aim is to support anyone living in extra care housing who wants a Circle to have one. Their Circle will help them reconnect with aContinue reading “Community Circles have been commissioned by Wigan Council to work with care homes and in extra care housing settings”