• Creating a Community Where Everyone Belongs

What’s On

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

We organise 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.

  • Our Opportunities Programme lists our timetable of classes & activities.
  • 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.
  • We also run an inclusive Club Night for adults aged 18+ which is held every first Tuesday of the month.
  • All of our events are visible on the Events Calendar.

We welcome suggestions from our members for new events, trips and experiences.

Upcoming Events

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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

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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 introductory sessions are:

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 6:30pm-8pm
Saturday 3rd June 2017 10:30am -12pm

Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP. 

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:

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 Education Courses

Flexible further education training programmes for young people aged 16-24 with SEND

We will create a personalised support package according to your level of need and, focusing on what you can do, adapt our methods to ensure your personal outcomes are met, no matter how complex your needs or disability

We deliver learning at our 84 acre site in Standish, Wigan and offer a wide range of training programmes to enable you to prepare for adulthood and employment, make new friends and learn to live more independently

SEND educational courses can start at any time throughout the year and will support young people into Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) and Employment

Our training programmes include:

  • Animal Care
  • Horticulture
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Functional Skills (Maths and English)
  • Skills for Independence
  • Performing Arts
  • Employability
  • Personal Development
  • ICT and Multi-media
  • Drama and Dance
  • Sports and Outdoor Adventure
  • Setting up a micro enterprise
  • Supported Internships

We aim to offer an alternative to standard classroom based sessions by making learning fun, enjoyable whilst still being informative.

What does the programme look like?

Programmes are between 3-5 days per week and last for 38-48 weeks. A typical week would be something like: two days studying the core subject of your choice, and one day developing your skills for independence (including everyday literacy and numeracy). Any remaining days would be personal and social development, which will include a range of exciting, fun and adventurous activities.

Our courses are tailored for everyone. As part of your qualification you will study skills for independence, employment, and improve your maths and English in real practical situations.

Make your aspirations possible and your goals a reality.

To make an appointment and for information about the full range of courses and qualifications available, contact the SEND/PfA Team on 01257 472900 or email pfa@my-life.org.uk

Downloadable Leaflets:

Animal Care & Horticulture

Catering & Hospitality

Construction & Maintenance

ICT & Digital Media

Performing & Expressive Arts

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School Holiday Activities

Our 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

    vintage transport showOur 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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    ice flyerYes, it’s back! Our truly inclusive community experience, ICE 2018.

    This is a 4-day residential event like no other. Meet new friends make new connections, have fun, learn from experts in their field, learn how to involve the whole community, take part in our Come Dine With Me evenings, and enjoy a short break in the fabulous surroundings of Ribby Hall Village.

    This is an event aimed at disabled adults, family members, carers, community builders, health and social care professionals. It’s a very popular event and places are subject to availability. Book now or pay a deposit to secure your place!

    Just £200 per person, which includes 4 nights’ accommodation, workshops, entertainment and food hamper.

    To book, download and return our booking form.

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