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


0161 271 3980, 9am-4pm Monday-Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)

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

Case study

Natural England colleagues learning about Nature for Health, Greater Manchester’s green (nature-based) social prescribing programme
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, Greater Manchester has showcased, nationally and internationally, two projects supporting people to move.
Read more about Greater Manchester showcases #MomentsForMovement on a national and international stage


A pregnant person lying on a bed cradling their stomach.
On 15th May 2024, the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board will discuss maternity and neonatal services.
Read more about Maternity and Neonatal Services in Greater Manchester

Health Advice

From 13th to 19th May 2024 it's Mental Health Awareness Week, a time for people come together to raise awareness, provide support, and promote understanding around mental health challenges.
Read more about Boost your mental health and move more this Mental Health Awareness Week!

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