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Lakeside Printing

Our trainees provide a wide range of customised products. Use our online shop today.

Nest Cafe

Based at the stunning Three Sisters recreation area in Ashton-In-Makerfield, the NestCafe serves a range of hot drinks and a place for walkers and visitors to take a well deserved rest.

Conference Suite

We have a state of the art conference suite that is available to the local community.

Three Sisters Tourist Information

Who are we?

The Hamlet is a continuation of Hope School & College‘s ‘Outstanding’ Legacy provision. We offer term-time day-provision for those young people aged 19-25 with additional needs who, at the time of admission, are independently competent, working at RQF Entry Level 1 or above and aim to progress to full-time unsupported employment or voluntary work.    

Our goal is to build and grow The Hamlet at the heart of our local area, providing an opportunity for young adults to gain experience and skills equipping them for life as well as serving the local community. 

Based at the stunning Three Sisters Recreation Area in Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, we provide a range of valuable services to the local community. These include:

Lakeside Printing

Lakeside Printing is The Hamlet’s in-house print shop. A Karten Network Centre, Lakeside is fully-furnished with state of the art equipment and software for designing and producing high-quality print merchandise. Presently our focus is on made-to-order canvases, mugs and other gifts, with a view to expanding our range of products to cater for corporate clients in the near future.

Our Trainees are fully engaged in every aspect of work at Lakeside, from customer service (in person, over the phone and via e-mail) to the design process; manufacturing to quality control. Moving forward the intention is for trainees to take a greater role in advertising the business through social media. As their skillsets grow so too does their confidence.

Nest Café

Serving the local community (particularly the regular walkers and joggers on the Three Sisters site), The Nest Café offers hot and cold drinks in an intimate and welcoming setting (and at very reasonable prices too!) As we journey forward, The Nest will soon begin to offer hot food and snacks to our customers, making visiting us an even more appetising proposition.

Through working at The Nest our trainees learn how to work front-of-house in a busy environment, how to communicate with customers, catering skills (including food hygiene) and cash handling. Our present crop of trainees have proven they are up to the task, showing greater competency as each sitting goes by.

Conference Suite

We have a state of the art conference suite available to local businesses across Wigan and the North West. Our idyllic location that has ample parking and can be easily accessed from the M6 motorway, is the perfect place for your meeting surrounded by stunning scenery. Find out more or book today.

Tourist Information

Provided for visitors to the Three Sisters recreation area.

Latest News

2 hours ago

The NestCafe will be open this Friday.
There will be Halloween activities on site too. Please come along and enjoy.
All activities will be following government guidelines.

3 days ago

The winner is......

5 days ago

Just to remind you The Hamlet is cash only. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

6 days ago

Just a reminder that our raffle will be drawn on Friday for this HUGE Toblerone. Please call into the woodland for your chance of winning. £1 a strip...

6 days ago

It’s a beautiful day down at The Hamlet for a walk around the lake and a hot drink at The NestCafe.....

1 week ago

Fantastic news.....
We will be back open on Monday 19th. We have lots of news for you coming soon. So much to look forward to over the next couple of weeks. 🙌🙌🙌👌

2 weeks ago

The Hamlet will be closed temporarily from today for precautionary measures to protect our trainees, staff and our customers.
We appreciate your continued support and we will be back serving all our ... See more

3 weeks ago
Wigan Council

A training facility which provides invaluable work experience for young adults with additional needs has celebrated the opening of its latest outlet.
The Hamlet in Bryn, which was developed by staff ... See more

3 weeks ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

The Woodland Mini Market is fully stocked ready for you on Monday. Come and grab a bargain .....

1 month ago

Congratulations Chris on being the winner of the auction.....

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