Meet Dan from My Time Wigan

Charity Partnership 15 September 2022

Wigan and Leigh Carers are thrilled to introduce Dan Jones from mytime Wigan….

“My name is Dan Jones and I am the new Mytime Co-ordinator for Wigan. For those who don’t already know, Mytime in a nutshell, connects unpaid carers who could benefit from a break from their demanding roles with businesses and organisations that offer complimentary, leisure, dining, educational and cultural activities.

As a local lad, I feel proud that our borough is supporting carers through Mytime, an initiative made possible thanks to funding from Wigan Borough Council, coupled with the support of Local Solutions and Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre.

I have been in post a little over four weeks and in this short amount of time I feel privileged to have heard the personal journeys of some of our carers, you are all true heroes in my eyes. Secondly, I have enjoyed meeting and engaging with existing contributors, who’s overwhelming generosity enables us to support carers by providing a little ‘me’ time.

We would love to hear from local organisations and businesses that feel they could offer a break or activity, there really is no offer too small or unique, an offer as simple as coffee and cake can make all the difference. For more information and to get involved please visit our website or call 07545 652775.

Carers can view and register interest for our current breaks through the website address above, just click on the ‘this month’s offers’ tab then the ‘breaks for carers in Wigan’ tab.

Last of all I would like to add a little message to our existing and new carers, we are all truly grateful for the love, compassion, dignity, sacrifice and unwavering loyalty that you contribute not only to your role but society. Thank you!”

A warm welcome from us all at Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, Dan, we look forward to working with you supporting carers.

If you are a carer who would like to find out more about MyTime Wigan, please give us a call 01942 697885 or drop us a message.