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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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Advocacy is about:

Having your own choice.
Representing your needs.
Making your views known.
Gaining access to services.
Offering support.
Providing you with information.

Advocacy is not about:

Telling you what to say or do.
Forcing ideas, opinions or beliefs onto you..
Advocacy cannot solve all peoples problems but it can ensure that people have their views heard and respected and give them a say in any decision making process which may affect their lives.
Wigan Family Welfare offers a professional independent mental capacity advocacy service which aims to support and represent anyone living within the Wigan Borough with mental health issues or concerns.
Advocates at Wigan Family Welfare will adhere to a Code of Practice and a Code of Ethics and will provide a free, independent and confidential service which is task focused and short term.

Can Advocacy help you?

Wigan Family Welfare offers professional advocacy services which aims to support and represent individuals, families, young people and children.
This service covers a wide range of issues ranging from independent mental capacity advocacy and childrens advocacy.
For further information please click on the menu top left.