Welcome to Wigan Family Welfare Online
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.
AIMS & PURPOSES
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:
- to respect family life as we encounter it in all its variety and imperfection
- respecting the individual
- strengthening communities
- working in partnership
- identifying and using local resources effectively
- learning from experience
- remaining independent in the face of changing times
- 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.