The Hamlet / Lakeside Printing

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

The Hamlet is a 19-25 provision for young adults with additional needs. The centre prides itself on providing its trainees the opportunity to train and gain work experience in a real life work environment with a staff team that is dedicated to ensuring the trainees meet their full potential. The printing business gives many learning opportunities from customer service skills, using the equipment to make a range of personalised gifts, accounting and business meetings.

Centre specialisms:

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Centre Address

The Hamlet, Three Sisters Rd, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 8DD, United Kingdom

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Karten Centre Manager

Gemma Crompton

Contact Details


01942 324196


Host Organisation

Hope School and College

Host Organisation Address

Kelvin Grove, Wigan WN3 6SP, United Kingdom

Karten Centre Website

Centre Established

October 2017


The Hamlet is a term time day service and trainees have the option of attending the provision full time or part time.


The trainees have a diverse range of learning disabilities.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

  • Embroidery machines
  • Sewing machines
  • Wacom tablet to create personal designs
  • 3D Sublimation vacuum press
  • Flat heat press and mug press
  • Large Format printer to do everything from banners to canvases
  • CTouch computer so students can get hands on creating on a 66" touch screen

Assistive Technology


Karten Centre Staff


Karten Centre Hours

Monday to Friday 8:45-3:10

Services offered to the Network

Printing services can be provided, meeting space available with service provided from our Café or self service.