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Empowering the young carers of Wigan & Leigh - The Health Lottery

Wigan and Leigh Young Carers were awarded £39,542 by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery North West.

This two-year project is the development of an existing young adult carers’ social group. It will deliver a tailored and flexible transition support service to those aged 14-24 in Wigan borough, who provide unpaid care for a family member who has a chronic illness, disability, mental ill health, sensory impairment or substance misuse issues. The project will promote self-determination, building on principles of empowerment and social action. The project will be user-led, with the charity board including two young adult carers.

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