The Deal For Communities Update

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Please see below for Government advice and guidance for CICs,  Wigan Council survey for all residents, Funding available for CICs, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyle on-line  exercise classes, weight management, fun & games etc, and much more ….

Please see the Government’s advice and guidance for CICs on the link below. (To open: highlight, right click, open hyperlink).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Community Interest Companies (CICs)

Wigan Council would very much appreciate as many people as possible completing the following short survey about how Covid 19 lockdown has affected you personally and the future of Wigan Borough. (To open: highlight, right click, open hyperlink).

The Home Health Hub is a new web feature from Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles for everyone to use. It covers all aspects of wellbeing from live online exercise sessions to nutrition to blogs on how to survive lockdown.  There is something in there for everyone. As it is still relatively new, content is being created by IHL colleagues and added daily.

Exercise & workouts tab: Once clicked on you can choose which intensity you want (low, medium or high), then have the option to select classes, workouts, mindfulness & stretch or tips & tutorials. When you have selected which option you want there will be different videos in there to choose from.

Fun games & challenges tab: These are fun challenges for everybody – get fit, get the giggles and get going. The options to choose from are sports, kids, inside or outside.

Podcasts tab: Various podcasts available to listen to.

Food & weight management: This is broken down into Healthy Eating, Workouts and Your Plan (how to use smart goals). It includes recipes and videos on cooking.

Blog: Various blogs ranging from how to improve mental health wellbeing to nutrition.

Contact us: There’s an online form you can submit with your message, an email address, postal address and Facebook links.

For all of the above, please open the link below.


As part of the Adult Education Budget, Maximus Training are offering FULLY FUNDED courses to residents of Greater Manchester (subject to eligibility).   These courses operate on a rolling basis so please contact Maximus, contact details on AEB leaflets attached, for dates if you are interested in these courses. All of the qualifications are available online and learners will be guided by one of the trainers who will make themselves available via a method that suits them. Trainers are available via skype, zoom, teams, emails, phone calls or texts.   

Participants need to be 19 or over, reside in the Greater Manchester Area, and not be in education, employment or training.   

There is also funding to cover employed people who reside in the Greater Manchester Area. 

Whilst in the current situation either looking for work, at work or at home during furlough why not join #isolationtoeducation and gain a qualification.