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Office Hours
Our office at St Catharine's House, Scholes, Wigan is manned by the admin team between the hours of 8.00 am and 4.00 pm.  If you need to telephone to speak to a member of staff after 4.00 pm please use their direct extension number when prompted at the beginning of your call.  All staff extension numbers can be located on the Staff page of our website.
Xmas and New Year
Please note our offices will be closed from Friday 22 December until Tuesday 2 January 2018 for all non statutory services.  We wish everyone a very peaceful and safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Welcome to Wigan Family Welfare

Wigan Churches' Association for Family Welfare has been helping families in need for nearly 50 years. The organisation was established in 1958, at the time concentrating on supporting young people with pregnancy related issues.

Since then it has expanded over the years, identifying and meeting the needs of families and children. It exists now to provide a service through counselling, advocacy and community development as a free, independent and confidential service to the people of the Wigan Borough.


The services we offer focus on support for families, and their individual members, in all the situations of modern life from birth to death.  This can mean helping rediscover what is life giving in the family environment or, when necessary, helping individuals value themselves in new circumstances.  To underpin this work we have established seven key principles that drive all that we do:

We take referrals from (or support) people regardless of their ethnicity, sexuality, disability or creed/religion/non-religion and age.

We believe that by working together and planning ahead we can achieve better and more accessible services to make the Borough a better place for all.



01942 867888