How Wigan Youth Zone changed the lives of young people of Wigan and Leigh.
Wigan Youth Zone opened its doors for the first time in June 2013 to give young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with a disability) somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Our facilities are extensive and give our members the opportunity to engage in a wide-ranging programme.
In addition to our universal offer (open 355 days a year), we have a number of other services including counselling, mentoring, life skills training & advice, employability and enterprise programmes, days out and holiday clubs.
We give young people a chance to enjoy their childhood, get a better start to life and prepare for adulthood.
In 2019 OnSide Youth Zones commissioned Ask for Research to conduct independent research into the impact of the Youth Zones.
Wigan Youth Zone was included as part of the research with over 130 young people participating in the Impact Survey (online questionnaire), over 130 young people participating in the Deep Dive Survey (face to face interviews) and 75 parents and 3 stakeholders Surveys (online).
The overall findings across the network are significant, as is the impact of Wigan Youth Zone in isolation which this report focusses on.
Click the link below to find more on how Wigan Youth Zone has impacted on the young lives of Wigan and Leigh.