WGN Services

Listed below are a number of services that WGN offer.

We charge an annual membership fee which gives the service user a discount on some services. We have taken this step in our continuing endeavour to become self-sustaining in line with Manchester City Council funding objectives.

Non Membership services are also listed below.

We review and update our fees/costs on an annual basis, and membership runs from January to December. Anyone joining after January will pay a proportion of the membership fee according to the month they join.

We do not have a time limit on our services and service users can access them for as long as they need/want to.

Membership Services

  • A dedicated telephone number for information, advice and guidance relating to later life
  • A volunteer befriender for a weekly companion visit – up to an hour
  • A telephone befriender weekly telephone call 
  • Daily check in calls (if requested – either AM or PM)
  • Access to community lunches at a reduced cost of £2
  • Access to community coffee mornings at a reduced cost of £1.50
  • Priority access given for trips out (from £10 upwards)
  • Advocacy, including support with letter writing, completing forms, reading etc.
  • Access to bi weekly drop in sessions (Free tea and coffee)
  • Access to later life resource library
  • Access to activity sessions (either free or reduced cost)
  • Invites to free seasonal celebrations and events

Non-Membership Services

  • Access to community lunches – £4
  • Access to community coffee mornings – £2.50
  • Escorts to health and personal appointments – £10
  • Weekly shopping – £10
  • Trips out – £10 upwards
  • Access to bi weekly drop in sessions – (£1)
  • Access to activity sessions (Cost TBC)