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.

It is 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. It currently provides a range of services which support older people and carers of all ages by providing information, advice and signposting on a wide number of issues and works very closely with the Carers Helpline. It hosts Wigan Independent Advice Centre one morning/week for benefits advice, and the Health Trainers use our centre for consultations. 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 and carers. 

The 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 and carers throughout the Wigan Borough. 

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If you would like to visit our hub to find out more about our services, you would be very welcome to call in.  Click here to contact us.

01942 261 753                                                                               contact@pensionerslink.org.uk