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Wigan & Leigh Pensioners Link offers a “Time Limited Contact Scheme”, which provides low - level support for a maximum of six visits for people aged 50 and over who are experiencing changing times.

We help by providing :

  • Home visits

  • Regular telephone contact

  • Information

  • Low level advocacy

  • Regular shopping

  • Help with arranging transport

  • Help in becoming more involved in social and community activities


The scheme provides support for people aged 50 and over who are experiencing a time of change which may affect:

  • Independence

  • Confidence

  • Well being


For example:

  • Experiencing practical difficulties resulting from the loss of a family member or friends

  • Coming out of hospital

  • Coping with a new illness or disability

  • Moving into a new area


By providing low level support, the scheme aims to help by:

  • Reducing isolation

  • Encouraging independence

  • Helping older people remain active

  • Preventing a situation worsening and turning into a crisis

  • Reducing the number of hospital re-admissions

If you would like to volunteer for this service or to discuss further, 

please call 01942 261 753

or email

Time Limited Contact (TLC) Scheme