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Nature Recovery Week February Half Term Free Zoom Sessions

Wednesday 17th 10 – 11.30am
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Thursday 18th 10 – 11.30am
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Friday 19th 10 – 11.30am
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NEW Fully funded Mindfulness for parents online courses starting February.  

One Together CIC are delighted to announce the start of their new 6 week Zoom course and this time it’s for the parents/carers!   We listened to feedback and have created our new course especially for parents who would like to introduce their children to the benefits of mindfulness. This 6 week course, kindly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will not only introduce you to the many benefits of mindfulness but will help you to share these with your children. With the challenges we are currently all facing regarding education and remote learning, there has never been a better time to find out what all the fuss about mindfulness is.

We are running two 6 week courses, Saturdays 10am starting on 13th Feb and Wednesdays 7pm starting 17th Feb. Each session will be delivered via Zoom and last for 1 hour. For more information or to reserve your place, please contact Hayley on 07566 282844, email [email protected] or message our Facebook page.

Tackling Loneliness Together

A project by Wigan Athletic for the next three months, up to the end of March

With additional funding to continue the project, Wigan Athletic have needed to make a couple of amendments to ensure that they are able to provide ongoing support to those that need it most which also fits into the criteria set out by their funders. For further details ring T: 01942 318 090     E:Mail [email protected]

Working Well Early Help

Support to local people with a health condition, who are recently unemployed (up to 6 months), furloughed or off work sick

The following message is from Maximus:

I think you will all agree – we really are facing challenging times. 

I’d like to bring your attention to a FREE service, called Working Well Early Help, commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which all Greater Manchester councils are contributing towards and is backed by the  NHS. This service offers support to local people with a health condition, who are recently unemployed (up to 6 months), furloughed or off work sick.

Over recent months we have received an unprecedented number of people contacting us, these are people who have worked all their lives, only to discover, through no fault of their own they are finding themselves furloughed, on reduced hours or in some cases redundant.  We have certainly seen an increase in the number of people struggling with both their physical and mental health, lots of which is due to people isolation, shielding, loneliness, etc.

I would image a number of these people will live within your communities you support – I know from conversations with community organisations and housing providers in Great Manchester their tenants and communities are really struggling.

While I’m not suggesting WWEH is the answer to all problems, we may be able to help.  Getting in touch couldn’t be simpler just call Loraine on 07768 022667 or email [email protected] or you can find us on social media https://www.facebook.com/MaximusUKGM/  https://twitter.com/MaximusUK_GM

Do you struggle to heat your home and keep warm?

If you or someone you know are struggling to pay bills and stay warm, please see the 2 attached flyers to see how AWarm can help you.

Take control of your fuel bills with our FREE service.

When money is tight, a small saving can make a huge difference. Our friendly team will give you 1 to 1 support to help keep you warm and well, while also saving you money and hassle.

For more information ring 01942 404261 or www.wigan.gov.uk/warmhomes



All referrals must match the criteria set, and Wigan Athletic will need to review each referral beforehand before accepting.  Please be aware that they may not be able to accept all referrals if they feel they do not meet the criteria set out.