Here at Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link, we work with the over 50s to help support the over 50s. We can help with any of life's challenges, such as finance, friendships, disabilities, feelings, well-being, learning, social activities and so on. We also help people to live a happy, sociable lives and reach their full potential.
We provide a drop-in hub (on Charles Street in Leigh) with as much emphasis on community and peer support as it has on professional expertise. Our Hub has all the necessary information and advice for people to remain independent, with extra support if your circumstances change as a result of illness, bereavement or any other aspect of ageing.
A lot of our work takes place in the community too - our brilliant team of staff and volunteers travel across the whole Wigan and Leigh borough everyday to offer our services and support.
Please contact us on any matter relating to older people and carers. We have a small staff team and a dedicated team of volunteers who are here to help you.
Maintain independence and well-being
Stimulate social interaction
Access information and services in the community
Meet the team
Paul has been with Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link since May 2014 following a successful career in the financial sector. Paul is responsible for the day to day running of the charity and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Kirsty has been with Pensioners Link since January 2020. She loves to help other people and really loves her job as a Service Coordinator. She likes to holiday with family and socialise with friends. Family life is very important to Kirsty and hopes her role here will enhance that.
Hello, my name is Gail Byrne and I am delighted to be offered the position of Service Coordinator and to be part of the team at Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link. I have over 16 years’ experience of working in the Voluntary and Community Sector across a wide and diverse number of roles and supporting local communities.
Hello, my name is Carol Evans and I was recently appointed as a Service Coordinator at Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link and am delighted to be part of the team. I have over 35 years’ experience of customer service and providing financial advice in the Banking Sector. I look forward to helping the over 50s in our local community across the Wigan Borough.
Paul works as our Support Worker helping to deliver our community services while
working closely with our coordinators, Kirsty, Gail and Carol. Paul likes shopping and sports
and has three children, and three grand-children.