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What’s On

There’s lots going on at My Life for people of all ages and abilities.

2016-01-22 21.00.46Our Opportunities Programme lists our weekly timetable of classes and activities and all events are visible on the Events Calendar page.

We organise lots of trips and social activities for our members, including theme park visits, fun days, BBQs, pantomimes, live shows and much more. If you have a disability and need support, you will need to bring your PA or carer, as we don’t provide direct support and personal care on our trips. Wherever possible, we try to make sure that the person who is supporting you doesn’t have to pay, or pays a reduced rate.

We also run an inclusive Club Night for adults aged 18 and over, which is held every first Tuesday of the month.

Our School Holiday Activities are just £10 per child, per day for members, or £15 per child without membership. They are a great way to get kids out in the fresh air and meet new friends.

Everything we do is an opportunity which can help you build new connections and friendships, and we welcome suggestions from our members for new events, trips and experiences.

Opportunities Programme

Our philosophy at My Life is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age and ability through an innovative approach to learning and discovery, in a beautiful country location with indoor and outdoor opportunities all year round.

Children, young people and adults are offered regular workshops to achieve and develop confidence through hands on learning, either in a group setting or on an individual basis. The programme is based on a wide range of opportunities, including the natural environment, the recognition of plants, caring for animals and helping to preserve our planet. Personal skills are considered highly valuable, such as team work, problem solving and self development. Our mission is to not hurry people into taking exams and certificates, but to take our time so individuals can be mindful and genuinely learn and discover at their own pace.

Although the programme offers something for everyone, we can arrange for additional sessions or one to one sessions in carriage driving, equine studies, horticulture, postural care and other aspects of learning, both indoors and outdoors. We are learning what appeals to individuals and groups of people and have the flexibility to adapt our programme as we evolve, develop, but more importantly get to know individuals who would like to spend some time with us.

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Pathways to Employment


Due to popular demand, we are running two further FREE Pathways to Employment courses. Each 5-day course runs over five successive Saturdays.

Dates for the first course are: 21 and 28 January, and 4, 11 and 18 February at Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP. 

Dates for the second course are: 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March at Golborne Parkside Sports and Social Club, Rivington Avenue, Golborne, WA3 3HG.

Both courses are aimed at people who:

  • think they have what it takes to be a really good support worker
  • want to gain valuable work experience as part of their health and social care studies
  • would like to give something back to their community by becoming a volunteer
  • want to return to work after a period of ill-health, unemployment or redundancy

No experience is necessary, and you don’t need to be able to drive. All we ask is that you have a passion for helping others to have a good life and can commit to attend all 5-days of the course.

We are running information sessions to help you to find out more. At the sessions, we’ll tell you more about the course, its success rate, and how to apply. Dates for the information sessions are:

January/February course
Saturday, 7 January from 10-11am, or Tuesday 10 January from 6.30-7.30pm at Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP.

March course
Wednesday, 8 February from 10-11.30am, or Friday, 10 February from 7-8.30pm at Golborne Parkside Sports and Social Club, Rivington Avenue, Golborne, WA3 3HG.

So if you’re interested, please phone our Standish site to book on an information session. Phone 01257 472900 or email info@my-life.org.uk

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SEND courses

SENDFor a list of further education courses for young people aged 16-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), please contact us for more details. Phone 01257 472900 or email wendy@my-life.org.uk

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School Holiday Activities

school-holidaysOur school holiday activities are for children of all ages and abilities (under 8s must be accompanied by an adult). They run from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), and the cost is just £10 per child, per day (My Life member rate), or £15 per child (non-member rate)*. It’s a a great way to get kids out in the fresh air and meet new friends. 

Half term holiday activities – Easter 2017 

We have got a small animal farm, a soft play area and run animal magic sessions on Saturday mornings.

    For the perfect gift, why not adopt one of our animals! For just £100 per year, you get an adoption certificate, regular letters keeping you up-to-date about your chosen animal, and My Life membership is included.

    And after the perfect gift, here’s a unique party idea – Thompson House Equestrian Centre pony parties.

    There really is lots going on, come down and visit us, phone 01257 472900 or email info@my-life.org.uk to find out more.

    *Please note: if your child needs 1:1 or 2:1 support, this will be charged separately.

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    Respect Reflex Clubnights

    Our inclusive clubnights are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

    It’s open to members and non-members, but you must be aged 18 or over. Tickets cost £2 for members and PAs/support workers, and must be bought in advance. We do not sell tickets on the door. For tickets, phone: 01257 472900. 

    • You can pay over the phone and we can post them out to you. If you pay this way there is an additional £1.50 admin and postage charge.
    • You can send us a stamped addressed envelope and pay by cheque. Remember to state on the back how many tickets you need and for which month(s). Please make your cheque payable to ‘My Life Legacy’.
    • You can call and pick them up at either our Standish or Leigh sites. It’s usually best to ring us before you arrive, so that we have the tickets ready for you. Phone 01257 472900 (Standish), or 01942 487854 (Leigh).

    Visit facebook.com/RespectReflex for more details.

    Venue: Reflex Nightclub, King Street, Wigan.
    Time: 7pm to 10pm

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    Vintage Transport Show

    Our Vintage Transport Show is on Saturday, 24 June 2017 from 11am til late. It includes:

    • Tractors and steam engines
    • Classic cars from the 50s/60s
    • Horse drawn carriage
    • Vintage wedding cars
    • Pie mobile
    • Fire engine
    • And many more!

    We will also have:

    • Live music throughout the day 
    • Real ale tent 
    • Clog dancing 
    • Fairground rides
    • Photo exhibition
    • Craft stalls 
    • Strawberry fayre
    • Tea room
    • Dancing to the sounds of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s
    • Model railway 
    • Hot and cold food
    • Surprise guests

    Free entrance, donations on the gate.

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