Wigan Council Shared Lives Service

Unit 5, Standish Gallery.

The Galleries,


Role and Opportunity Details 

Shared Lives Champions are looking for people with big hearts, who can make a difference to the lives of our vulnerable customers across the borough.

Support with day sessions, respite and full time placements.

Shared Lives Champions do receive a modest payment for their time and expenses as well as a programme of Wigan Council training and the full support of the staff team.

Champions are able to choose who they support, they are carefully matched to customers based on shared interests, hobbies or simply because they get on well.


Specific Skills Required

Champions just need to have a big heart, time to spare and a willingness to support vulnerable people.


Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

Supporting with Shared Lives makes a great addition to your CV and enhances future career prospects. Champions receive a modest payment for their time and expenses, plus Wigan Council accredited training.  It gives you the feel good factor that you get from making a difference to the lives of others and giving something back to your local and wider community.


Level of commitment required 

Ongoing opportunity


Date(s)/Time(s) required

To suit – we ask for a minimum of 4 hours per week but various hours and opportunities are available.


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