• Creating a Community Where Everyone Belongs


We offer a wide variety of services from our bases in Standish, Leigh, Wigan and also in the community. 

From Life Opportunities to work-based experiences, guidance, training and support in health, care, employment and planning for the future, holiday clubs, short breaks and more, we’re here for everyone.

My Life Support

Our CQC registered service for self-funders and people with personal budgets or direct payments.

We take the hassle out of organising your care, from planning your support, to managing your money, recruiting and managing Personal Assistants.

My Life Opportunities

Day Opportunities activityTake part in a wide range of meaningful person-centred activities for all ages and abilities.

From art, music and dance to horticulture, catering, woodwork and more, you can choose what you’d like to do, either for a full or half day!

My Life Works

My Life Works is our new work-based venture enabling people with additional needs to learn new skills in work experience roles, and contribute to their community in a meaningful and productive way.

We support people to have the confidence to progress in the world of work, be that through a job, volunteering, or as part of a micro-enterprise, with the possibility of gaining qualifications during their time with us.

Short breaks

Enjoy the perfect short break in one of our three accessible short-let chalets.

Relax, unwind and take in the breath-taking scenery at Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Standish, situated in their own homely area within our 84 acres of beautiful countryside.

Events, Clubs and Cafe

A family enjoying the Live Life Festival.We organise events for the whole community, from our inclusive club nights to our summer fairs and Live Life music festival!

We also hold children’s parties, a school holiday club and Forest School sessions. With our Stable Door Café & Ice Cream Parlour, you can also enjoy delicious home cooked dishes!

Thompson House Equestrian Centre

standish site

Our base at Thompson House Equestrian Centre in Standish, Wigan, is located in an inspirational setting of 84 acres of green land with our own woodland and animal farm.

Entirely accessible, with classrooms, an IT suite, dance and drama studio, greenhouses, indoor and outdoor activity areas and a hygiene suite, it’s also a registered Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre.

Add to this our Stable Door Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour and you have the perfect location in which to experience a range of activities and events, or to simply relax and take in the great outdoors.

My Life also now operates Thompson House Equestrian Centre itself. With its beautiful indoor and outdoor arenas suited to canine events and shows as well as equestrian use, the indoor and floodlit outdoor arena can be hired hourly for private use and block bookings and full day hires are welcome for camps, clinics, shows and events. We also offer a range of riding experiences for the whole community.

For further information, to arrange a visit to look around, or book a FREE taster session, please phone 01257 472900 or email info@my-life.org.uk

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Leigh Sports Village

Our fully accessible Leigh site is based within Leigh Sports Village, with state-of-the-art facilities including a leisure centre, swimming pool and fitness centre.

With a fully equipped accessible kitchen, space for socialising and hosting our wide variety of activities, plus excellent accessible hygiene facilities, our home at Leigh is both relaxed and comfortable.

With daytime activities taking place onsite and offsite, sometimes on Leigh Harriers’ running track and fantastic outside gym, we also like to enjoy all that nature has to offer at nearby Pennington Flash Country Park.

For further information, or to book a FREE taster session, please phone 01942 318 051 or email info@my-life.org.uk

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Smithy Court, Wigan

Our My Life Support service is based in the Smithy Court development in Wigan, however we also work in the community with the people we support.

This office-based environment is also the home of our Human Resources, Finance and Procurement departments, as well as our Personal Health Budget Operational Team.

All of these departments are vital to the successful running of our charity and help us to ensure that everyone we support gets the best from our services.

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Harlor House, Standish

My Life Works, our new work-based venture enabling people with additional needs to learn new skills in work experience roles, is based in the fully adapted Harlor House in the heart of Standish.

My Life’s Training team are also based and run sessions at Harlor House, as well as some of the administrative functions of My Life Support. 

Harlor House will also have meeting rooms available for local businesses to book in the near future. 

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