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Wigan Central Family Hub

Wigan Central Family Hub is based at The Meadows site on Ridyard Street. 

They offer a wide range of family support for families with children 0-19 (and 24 with Special Education Needs) 


For more information you can contact them on 01942 488000


Below are some links to some valuable resources that you and your child can access, as well as some useful links to websites that will give you lots of ideas and fun things to do with your child at home. 

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Healthy Start Vouchers:


If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy Start scheme can help you buy basic foods like milk or fruit.

If you qualify for the scheme you’ll be sent vouchers you can use in over 30,000 shops in the UK.


You can also get coupons to swap for:

•pregnancy vitamins

•breastfeeding vitamins

•vitamins for children aged 6 months to 5 years old


What will you get?

If you qualify, you’ll get vouchers worth £3.10 each to spend on: milk, fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen fruit, infant formula mile

You will receive a voucher a week if you are pregnant or have a child aged between 1 and 4


You get 2 vouchers a week if you have a child under 1.

You can also get free vitamin supplements.


Who is eligible?

You will qualify for the Healthy Start scheme if either:

•you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant

•you have at least 1 child under 4 years old


In addition, you must be receiving any of the following:

•Income Support

•income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

•Child Tax Credit (but only if your family’s annual income is £16,190 or less)

•Universal Credit (but only if your family earns £408 or less per month from employment)

•income-related Employment and Support Allowance

•Working Tax Credit (but only if your family is receiving the 4 week ‘run-on’ payment)


You’ll also be eligible for the Healthy Start scheme if you’re pregnant and under 18, even if you do not receive any benefits.


You can download the Healthy Start application form on


The Healthy Start website has an eligibility tool which is quick and easy to use, you can apply online and the site even has a map of local shops who accept the vouchers.


How to claim

You will need to get their midwife, health visitor or registered doctor or nurse to sign it before returning it to:



Healthy Start Issuing Unit

PO Box 1067


WA55 1EG


You can also get an application form from your midwife or ‘health visitor’, or by phoning the Healthy Start helpline on: 0345 607 6823