Welcome to Wigan & Leigh Young Carers
Young Carers are recognised as a potentially vulnerable group in society, who can suffer low self esteem due to feeling different from their peers. They can be socially isolated due to a lack of leisure time, and they are often tired and worried. Their caring role may have a negative impact on their attendance at school, and their academic achievement, and can affect their lives both physically and emotionally.
Wigan & Leigh Young Carers (WALYC) is the primary organisation within the Wigan Borough that supports Young Carers.
We undertake Statutory Young Carers Assessment on behalf of Wigan Council; and through our charitable activities provide respite and training for Young Carers aged from 5 to 24.