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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

4 months ago
Lockdown 2020

The Hamlet during lockdown...

4 months ago
The Hamlet HLE March 2020

I want the world to know how amazing Open Reach are.
They are one truly amazing company.
What they have provided to the trainees is priceless and we are sooo grateful.
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Chief Engineer (HLE) The Hamlet.

4 months ago
The Hamlet organized by Ahmed Mohamed

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sharing The Hamlets Story on an Open Reach conference call.
Open reach are one truly amazing company. What they have provided us with in the new internet line is ... See more

The Hamlet We are raising money for an amazing organisation called The Hamlet .Based at the stunning Three S… Ahmed Mohamed needs your support for The Hamlet

4 months ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

The Hamlet Trainees are raising money for Derian’s House Children’s Hospice. Whilst in lockdown our trainees have been busy doing daily challenges and this last week it’s been around making ... See more

4 months ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

A little fairy went and hid a surprise in all the trainees front gardens on Thursday evening. It contained compost seeds and a pot.
The video message daily challenge yesterday was about planting the ... See more

5 months ago

A big belated happy 21st birthday to Robbie. Hope you had a good time. We will have a big party when we are back at The Hamlet x

5 months ago

Can we have a big shout out to Julie G our NestCafe Manager who as well as working from home for The Hamlet is also finding time to make these beautiful head bands for our amazing NHS staff.
Well ... See more

5 months ago

Happy 21st birthday to Adam. Hope you have a great day. Big party when we get back to work. 🙌

5 months ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

The NestCafe maybe closed but the trainees are still practicing their cleaning skills.
Robbie has been helping his dad make a garden bench and Adam has had lots of cards through the post ready for ... See more

5 months ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

Trainees challenge today was to enjoy their gardens and outdoor space......

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