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Our History

Pensioners Link was established in 1988 and was the vision of two pensioners, Allan Taylor and Peter Kenny. They believed that, provided older people were given the necessary information and advice, with support at difficult times, they would be able to remain independent. An important element of their vision was to see organisations and people linked together so as to provide maximum benefit for individual older people.

We are a registered charity, based at Allan Taylor House, 27 Charles Street, Leigh, working with and for the benefit of the over 50’s throughout the borough of Wigan. We currently provide a range of services which support older people by providing information, advice and signposting on a wide range of issues. We also offer a one-to-one counselling service provided by fully qualified counsellors. Very importantly, Pensioners Link provides a wide range of social activities, which are very well attended by older people.

People who come along to the centre thoroughly enjoy themselves and, for many, it is a lifeline to meet up socially with friends they have made over the weeks and months (and for many over the years).

Pensioners Link has various outreach projects which are continually changing and developing to cover the needs and wishes of the over 50’s throughout the Wigan Borough. 

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