College Road, Upholland, Lancashire , WN8 0PY

There is a wealth of support for families available in our local area. Please find below weblinks and telephone numbers to access specific support. 

West Lancs Children and Family Wellbeing Service

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This service aims to provide early help on a whole range of issues affecting families. They offer the following groups: 

  • The Freedom Programme - A supportive course for women to increase their self-confidence, to feel empowered and make positive changes to their lives and relationships.
  • Healthy Relationships - A course designed for parents to support in understanding parental relationships, why we argue, how we can resolve issues in a healthy way and why our parental relationships are important for our children. 
  • SWAN - Support With Additonal Needs - aimed at parents/ carers to provide a space for parents/ carers to meet with support, advice and guest speakers. 
  • Triple P Parenting Programme - learn how to teach your child to understand and accept boundaries, develop new skills and develop independence. 

To book any of the above courses or to find out more information, email: 


Useful Telephone Numbers

Children's Social Care 0300 123 6720

Citizen Advice 0344 245 1294

Welfare Rights 0300 123 6739

Southway Neighbourhood Centre, Skelmersdale 01695 651350

Park Neighbourhood Centre, Skelmersdale 01695 654099

Eavesdale Neighbourhood Centre 01695 654055

The Wellbeing, Mental Health Helpline and texting servive 0800 915 4640 or text 'Hello' to 07860022846

Support for Domestic Abuse

DIAS is a registered charity that supports those affected by domestic violence and abuse.

We are a specialist provider of support, advice and counselling for the entire Wigan and Leigh Borough.

Since October 2020 DIAS has become part of the WBDAS- Wigan Borough Domestic Abuse Service.  This is a joint partnership project between DIAS Domestic Violence Centre and the Well Women Centre, Leigh.

At WBDAS we are there to provide advice of the choices available.  We work to empower and support anyone affected by Domestic Abuse to decide what is best for them and their family.

Please click on the image above to find more information on their website.