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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

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1 week ago

Great news
The shops will be restocked in the morning. Just to let you know that there maybe a delay in opening until around 10.30 for public safety.
Lots of new things. Our trainees will be ready ... See more

1 week ago

A very happy customer from Lakeside printing, with her special Grandad mug.
To order yours just email: [email protected]

2 weeks ago

The Hamlet is currently busy planning the next steps for our future. We would love the feedback of our amazing customers to help us with this. If you can, please answer the question and let us know ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Our D of E group would like to thank our lovely Mums who have come along to our first pram push. It was lovely meeting you all and seeing you make new friends.
10 o’clock next Tuesday- new faces ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Thank you to Open Reach for the extremely kind donation of new I pads for our Trainees. We are sooo grateful....

2 weeks ago

Our thoughts are with our neighbours at Poundland. We are relieved to hear everyone is safe and we hope that the damaged caused can be quickly solved for you. Xxx

2 weeks ago

'Home is where the heart is' 🏠 or 'Starry night'🌟 pictures available in a frame.

These can be personalized to make a unique and fabulous gift!

We are selling these from£10 each.

To order ... See more

2 weeks ago

Here at Lakeside Printing, our trainees have been busy working on lots of projects.

From beautiful canvases to personalized gifts.

Don't forget we have extended the offer of buy one get one free ... See more

2 weeks ago
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The Trainees at The Hamlet would like to thank all our customers who have given them tips over the last few months. With this money we have purchased a fish tank and a virtual reality head set.
The ... See more

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