OnSide Youth Zones are designed to provide young people aged 8–19 (or 8-25 for those with a disability) with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to in their leisure time. These sessions serve to occupy participants, both physically and mentally – by providing fun activities, new skills and the opportunity to socialise within a safe and positive environment. OnSide Youth Zones work to support young people in deprived areas - areas where the alternative may involve spending an evening out on the streets or surfing the web alone in their bedrooms.

Wigan Youth Zone is a purpose built, state-of-the-art and centrally-located youth facility opened in June 2013. It offers young people from Wigan the opportunity to meet friends, enjoy new experiences, learn new skills and access the support that they need to develop and to achieve their potential. The project’s aim is simple, to provide the town’s young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to when they need it most.

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