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'Why I chose to give my daughter the MMR jab'

"Harriet had already had her routine vaccinations when she was a small baby. It was an automatic step for her to have these, which I didn't question or worry about. "But when she reached her first birthday and it was time for her to have…

3-in-1 teenage booster

The teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given as a single injection into the upper arm to boost your child's protection against three separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Who should have the 3-in-1 booster? The 3-in-1 teenage booster, is available routinely on the NHS…

Activities

Here you will find information about local activities, clubs and community groups in and around Wigan. We have year round activities whether you are looking for a new hobby, to meet new people or family days out we have something for everyone to enjoy.

Admission to Primary School

Children can start in Reception class the September after their 4th birthday.  You can register your child at any Wigan Primary School, no later than the beginning of November before the child is due to start school the following September. This is not an application for…

Admission to Secondary School

If your child will turn 11 between 1 September and 31 August, he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year, the following September. Parents will be able to access admissions information and apply online from the beginning…

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you about how much you're drinking…

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages, including children. Types of arthritis The two most common types of arthritis are: osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis Other types of…

Atherton Start Well Family Centre

(A Sure Start Registered Children’s Centre) Supporting the communities of Atherton, Tyldesley, Astley and Mosley Common. What's on Please select the Activity timetable Where? Activities will be held in local community venues - as well as at our linked sites (former registered children's centres): Tyldesley…

Baby teething symptoms

When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year. Keep reading to find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby's teeth are likely to appear in.…

BCG tuberculosis (TB) vaccine

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection which affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. Read more about tuberculosis (TB). Who should have the…
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