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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 months ago

The cafe and fully stocked hut will be open tomorrow 9.30-12 don’t miss out - amazing bargains to be had x

2 months ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

A really busy day at The Hamlet. Thankyou to everyone who has been to support us.

2 months ago
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The Hamet is open tomorrow for take alway drinks. Also our Hut is fully stocked and will be open tomorrow 9.30-2.30. Don’t miss out...

2 months ago

As you all know The Hamlet trainees helped to raise awareness and money for Derian house children’s hospice during the lockdown by making scarecrows to thank key workers which were on show for all ... See more

3 months ago
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Exciting job opportunity...

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3 months ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

A lovely first day back open for take away drinks. Thankyou to all the customers for lovely comments...

3 months ago
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We are happy to announce NestCafe will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.30-2.30 as a takeaway service. We can’t wait to welcome you back. 🎉

3 months ago
Massive rainbow display at farm raises thousands for children's hospice

https://www.wigantoday.net/news/people/massive-rainbow-display-farm-raises-thousands-childrens-hospice-2861609

Visitors who flocked to a huge, colourful display every morning, noon and night have donated more than £4,000 to a children’s hospice.

4 months ago
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The trainees have been working hard on their daily challenges. Well done everyone 🙌

4 months ago
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Some amazing VE Day decorations made by the Trainees 👏👏👏

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