About Skils CIC

Their ties with us

SKILS specialise in providing an alternative quality community service, offering opportunities for people aged 18 plus with support needs to enhance life skills and strengthen quality of life through positive thinking and creative activity.

SKILS CIC will be involved in the real-life working environments for Chapter One tea rooms

About Wigan & Leigh Young Carers

Their ties with us

Young Carers are a vulnerable and unrecognised group in society who can suffer low self-esteem due to feeling different from their peers. They can be socially isolated due to very little leisure time to be able to enjoy and achieve and they are often tired and worried. Their caring role may have a negative impact on their attendance at school and their academic achievement and can affect their lives both physically and emotionally.

Wigan and Leigh Young Carers will be accessing training and workshops on offer and have already been in negotiation with them to use the ‘Hub’ space one evening a month to begin with to offer a new relaxation night for their young carers based in the ‘Tea Rooms’.

About Green Growth

Their ties with us

Wigan Council’s Business Engagement Team offers personalised advice and guidance to identify the most appropriate help and support for your business.

The business engagement team to engage with other community groups within the borough and are in discussion regarding the possibility of also holding possible seminars and workshops.

About Green Growth

Their ties with us

Seetec is one of the UK's largest and most experienced employment, training and jobsearch support specialists

Discussion already taken place and the intention is to take on people who are not in employment on 6 month placements through SEETEC.


Their ties with us

SPARK CIC is a community based Website Design, Graphic Design, Print and Digital Advertising agency. They roll out workshops within real-life working projects for people with various backgrounds and disabilities.

We work in partnership with SPARK CIC to roll out digital workshops throughout the borough and to bring top quality, affordable digital services to community organisations


About Restorative Solutions

Their ties with us

Wigan Council’s restorative solutions team can help you to make more positive choices in your life and help you change any behavior you’ve been involved in that might not be very good for you.

Restorative solutions will be creating a project surrounding the tidy up of the outside area in conjunction with people from CRISP CIC & SKILS CIC.

About Abraham Guest Academy

Their ties with us

Abraham Guest academy is a vibrant learning environment, which is committed to ensuring all students make progress and fulfil their potential. The Academy motto is “Inspiring Excellence” which drives all we do. Over recent years the Academy’s performance has improved and students now perform in line with other students nationally. Their belief is that by working in partnership with an outstanding institution they will be able to continue to raise standards and improve the life chances of our students.

Many of our interactive workshops eg floristry, art etc… will be lead on by Abraham Guest. We have signed up with the Adult learning and will be

working with them to roll these out.

About Wigan & Leigh College

Their ties with us

Wigan & Leigh College has been providing high-quality education and training locally for over 150 years. It is the only General Further Education College in the towns of Wigan and Leigh, serving a population of approximately 310,000. The College aims to be inclusive and we are proud of the equality of opportunity which is demonstrated in the breadth and scope of our provision. Each year, over 14,000 people choose to study at the College, their needs being at the heart of everything we provide.

Wigan & Leigh College will be working with us to advertise for an apprentice in Kitchen Services and supporting them throughout their 12 month training with us. We will also have an area in the ‘Tea Rooms’ where the community can see what opportunities are on offer through the college.

About Wigan Council

Their ties with us

The Shared Lives Service works with adults who need support due to disability, age or illness. We support people to develop meaningful friendships that enable them to live life to the full in their local communities. It can help them achieve goals such as going to college. Develop travel skills, visit places outside Wigan and go on holiday. Adults who need support are carefully matched with Shared Lives champions, who are local people with shared interests, or simply someone that they get on well with. Champions are recruited from local communities, good people who want to make a difference and put something back into their local area, as part of The Deal.

We will be supporting the ‘Shared Lives’ scheme by working with our volunteer networks to promote the scheme and gain them new volunteers. We will also be holding workshops with the ‘Shared Lives’ scheme to educate people on what it means to be a champion and how they would go about becoming one. After every training session or workshop we will be offering out information about the scheme.

About Rijo

Their ties with us

Rijo42 is the UK’s leading supplier of commercial coffee machines, coffee beans and coffee ingredients. Established since 1989, we have a wealth of experience in the coffee industry and pride ourselves on supplying top quality equipment, ingredients accessories and consumables.

Rijo have worked with us to enable us to have a competitively priced hot drinks machine in the ‘Tea Rooms’. They will also be holding introductory sessions with the people from SKILS CIC to induct them on how to use it safely.

About Prime Consultancy

Their ties with us

Prime Consultancy is a highly effective business mentoring and coaching support service. Prime Consultancy’s philosophy is to coach, mentor and support individuals and groups to realise their own potential. This provides personnel with increased confidence and motivation which is then fused into the objectives of an organisation.

Prime Consultancy is our main training provider. We have put in for a funding bid in partnership which if successful will enable us to cover the cost of the training so we can make it free of charge or at a very low cost to members of the community interested. Majority of the training will focus on soft skills such as confidence, self esteem, cv building, employability and personal development.

About Wigan Dementia Cafe

Their ties with us

The Dementia Cafe provides information about living with dementia and other services available locally in an informal and comfortable environment. A Dementia Cafe is also a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers.

We will be holding a Dementia Café once a month and possibly even a War time Café.

We are working with the Dementia Café and Altzheimers society to promote it and becoming dementia friendly.

About LGBT Wigan

Their ties with us

The BYOU project Wigan and Leigh, is a support project for young people (under 19) who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). If you’re under 19, living in Wigan Borough, LGBT and need some support.

We will be working with the BYOU project to offer a support evening once a month to begin with and looking into the possibility of offering funded counselling etc…

About Hindley High School

Their ties with us

Hindley High School is a coeducational secondary school located in Hindley in the English county of Greater Manchester.

We are working together and will be promoting the adult learning courses on offer during the evening at Hindley High School and offering more information on them.

About BRAG

Their ties with us

BRAG is an alcohol and addiction support organization which helps people with alcohol problems who need support maintaining their sobriety. Support, information and guidance is available as well as a vast knowledge of local support networks.

We are still in discussions with BRAG about the use of the space one evening. We are also going to promote each other and the great work and services they offer to people.

About We Heart Tech

Their ties with us

Wehearttech C.I.C. love technology and can do great things with it. Their aim is to pioneer the use of technology (in all of its fabulous forms) for social good.

We will be working with WeHearttech C.I.C to roll out Tea and Tech Parties ‘A tea party with a difference’. They give people a chance to learn how to get online and use email whilst having a brew and nibbling on cake.

About Wigan & Leigh Homes

Their ties with us

Their vision is ‘Building communities for Everyone’ sets out where they are going as an organisation.

Wigan and Leigh Homes will be promoting the ‘Tea Rooms’ throughout the Hindley/Hindley Green area and promoting the opportunities on offer.

About Brighter Borough / Councillors

Their ties with us

The Brighter Borough initiative provides a fund for councillors to propose and support schemes that improve the environment and benefit the community within their Wards.

The local councillors in Hindley in particular Jim Ellis has agreed to support as much as he possibly can. We hope to get around £200 to make a start on the re-furb inside. They are also really keen on supporting in any other way they can.

About Wigan Council Libraries

Their ties with us

Wigan Council Libraries throughout all of Wigan supply books and computer systems to the local communities

We will be working with them to compliment one another, therefore increasing the footfall for the library & CRISP CIC

About Nomad Rangers

Their ties with us

Nomad Rangers is a Community Interest Company (CIC)  based in the Greater Manchester area, delivering high quality outdoor learning, educational activities and community based events.

Working with them to roll out new, creative sessions for people in the community such as Willow weaving, scarecrow making, bird box making, and MANY MORE!

About Healthy Arts

Their ties with us

Healthy Arts is a group of professional artists, facilitators and health service users with a wide range of practical experience of working creatively within the local community

They will be holding visual art workshops & creative sessions for anyone in the community and also for people suffering from dementia

About Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles

Their ties with us

Since 2003 Inspiring healthy lifestyles has worked hard to inspire people to make better lifestyle choices.

We will be working in partnership to become a starting point for local walking & cycling groups

About Our Stars

Their ties with us

The vision was to create an intergenerational celebration event where volunteers who shine can receive the recognition they truly deserve.

We are linking this with National Volunteer week.


We are proud to be involved in an annual volunteer celebration for the Wigan borough. We also host & cater for the planning meetings  for the Our Stars events.

Come see us in person!




Chapter One Tearooms,

Hindley Library,



WN2 3EB.

Telephone: 01942 316455


Mobile: 07872 180162

Mon: 10-4

Tuesday: 10-4

Wed: Closed

Thursday: 10-4

Friday: 10-4