The Lean On Me project is a brand new venture in the Wigan Borough and exists to support any adult aged 18 plus, with no upper age limit.

Wigan Council has commissioned Wigan Family Welfare as the lead organisation as part the ‘The Deal’ communities investment fund.



This exciting new venture focuses on empowering adults who are vulnerable due to a variety of individual circumstances; it is non-statutory and the aim is to support adults to avoid use of and reliance on health and social services. As the project is embryonic, Wigan Family Welfare is in the fortunate position of having a degree of flexibility in how the project is delivered.

Essentially the Lean On Me project is designed to prevent individuals and families from reaching crisis point. Not only will this benefit the people in the community that we support, but will avoid reliance on the public sector and provide savings to these statutory services.