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Wigan ICP,
Wigan Life Centre,
College Avenue,
Wigan WN1 1NJ


01942 482711

Key people

Alison Mckenzie-Folan is in a green top in front of a blurred building in the background.

Place-based Lead
Alison Mckenzie-Folan, Chief Executive of Wigan Council

About us

With a population of approximately 330,000 residents, including 90,000 children and young people, Wigan Borough is one of the largest Boroughs in Greater Manchester. Wigan is an attractive, historic market town surrounded by countryside and green space – from agricultural land to landscaped parks.

The Borough has three main towns – Ashton, Leigh and Wigan, with a number of small towns and villages, each with their own unique identity. Famous for its historical cotton and coal industries, the Borough’s industrial past has lead to some long-rooted health issues, including lower than average healthy life expectancy and high levels of diabetes and health related illnesses. The Borough also has some areas of high deprivation.

Our local approach – the Wigan Deal, is about working with local residents to improve services, quality of life and create community cohesion. At its heart are the principles of responsibility and togetherness to tackle our challenges. The updated Deal 2030, included input from hundreds of staff across the public sector and thousands of local residents. Its principles and ways of working are at the heart of the Healthier Wigan Partnership, the local Integrated Care Partnership. Since 2015, all health and care partners in Wigan Borough have been working together as HWP to integrate services and improve the health and wellbeing of local residents – as captured in our Locality Plan – Happy, Healthy People, which we continue to deliver.

What's happening in my borough

Health Advice

A range of books about children's grief awareness displayed on shelves
Campaign to raise awareness of the needs of bereaved children and young people in the UK
Read more about How NHS Greater Manchester is supporting children affected by suicide

Health News

NHS Greater Manchester is launching an ambitious five-year plan to improve access to primary care services.
Read more about Prescription for change: Greater Manchester sets out its vision to improve access to GPs, dentists, optometrists and pharmacists

Health News

Visual of a young child having a flu nasal spray.
Ahead of flu season, NHS Greater Manchester (GM) is launching a new superhero themed campaign encouraging parents and carers to ‘shoo the flu away’ by vaccinating their 2 to 3 year olds as soon as possible.
Read more about NHS Greater Manchester Calls for Parents and Carers to ‘Shoo the Flu Away’

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