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News from Bolton at Home

Here you'll find news articles from across the organisation, from important tenant updates and new housing developments, to community events and activities.

Here's our latest news

  1. Bolton’s Festive Fund: Christmas cheer for volunteer heroes

    Bolton’s Festive Fund: Christmas cheer for volunteer heroes

    Dozens of charities across Bolton received a combined £14,000 to help them say a festive “thank you” to their volunteers and staff for all their hard work in 2020.

     

    04 Jan 2021 10:00
  2. Recognition for Danny, our Rising Star, and Hayley, our Inspirational Employee

    Congratulations to two of our colleagues, Daniel Fitton and Hayley Lord, who were recognised for their commitment to both themselves and those they work with during 2020’s Direct Works Forum virtual awards ceremony, held on Monday 7 December

    10 Dec 2020 08:00
  3. Motiv8 highly commended at UK Housing Awards

    Motiv8 highly commended at UK Housing Awards

    Motiv8, a Greater Manchester programme that we run in Bolton and Wigan for people to overcome barriers and get back on track, has been highly commended in this year’s UK Housing Awards.

    09 Dec 2020 16:00
  4. Beware of loan sharks in-person and online

    We support the national social media campaign #SharkFreeSurfing. It’s led by the England Illegal Money Lending Team to encourage loan shark victims and the wider community to report illegal money lending activity. The risks are real and the dangers are growing, especially online. So it’s really important we know the signs and what to do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. 

    09 Dec 2020 08:00
  5. Bolton’s Fund to help children get the best start in life

    Bolton’s Fund to help children get the best start in life

    Charities and community organisations can access a total of £225,000 in funding to help give Bolton children the best possible start in life.

    08 Dec 2020 16:00
  6. New £20m fund will Let Us do more to help people at risk of homelessness

    New £20m fund will Let Us do more to help people at risk of homelessness

    We'll be able to help more people at risk of homelessness through a new fund that will buy properties to create quality affordable homes across Greater Manchester. They will be leased to housing providers in the Let Us partnership like us, so we can provide more families and individuals with a settled home and a secure tenancy. 

    07 Dec 2020 15:00
  7. Supporting local small businesses

    Supporting local small businesses

    In support of Small Business Saturday (5 December) and the Shop Local campaign all year round, here's a handy guide to some local small businesses and ideas for festive gifts:Support local businesses this Christmas.pdf [pdf] 634KB

    04 Dec 2020 12:00
  8. Helping others and being more involved

    Helping others and being more involved

    Ahead of International Volunteer Day on 5 December- we’d like to say a big thank you to all who’ve been (and still are) volunteering at the frontline of the COVID-19 response, addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic, making sure everyone’s safe, and being there in other ways for people and our planet.

    03 Dec 2020 14:00
  9. Bolton’s Fund grants to get people healthy

    Bolton’s Fund grants to get people healthy

    Grants totalling £250,000 are now available from Bolton’s Fund to help improve people’s health and wellbeing.

    02 Dec 2020 10:00
  10. Say hello to our brand-new Resident Voices Channel

    Complete surveys. Improve your neighbourhood. Get rewarded. Say hello to our brand-new Resident Voices Channel.

    Learn more, than see how to become a member today.

    27 Nov 2020 13:00
  11. Bolton to turn orange in unity against domestic violence

    Bolton to turn orange in unity against domestic violence

    Residents and organisations are encouraged to dress or light up their rooms or buildings in orange this Sunday evening (29 November) in solidarity against domestic abuse and violence.

    27 Nov 2020 11:00
  12. Climate emergency survey

    Climate emergency survey

    We’re asking for you to play a part in shaping our environmental plans for the next 10 years by answering a climate emergency survey. Complete the survey here: https://bit.ly/3o8EoBd.

    26 Nov 2020 10:00
  13. Bolton’s Festive Fund: Christmas cheer for charity champions

    Bolton’s Festive Fund: Christmas cheer for charity champions

    Grants of up to £200 are available so community groups can thank their members and volunteers for all their hard work this year. The funding comes thanks to a generous donation from MBDA and will be distributed by Bolton’s Fund.

    24 Nov 2020 15:00
  14. Community survey

    Would you mind lending us a helping hand so that we can understand the impact of COVID-19 in your community? We promise it won’t take long.

    19 Nov 2020 15:00
  15. Armchair Adventures

    Armchair Adventures

    We’re helping older tenants feel less isolated and lonely during lockdown, through a new music and arts project called Armchair Adventures.

    18 Nov 2020 15:00
  16. How you can support the Bolton Lions Club led Christmas Toy Appeal

    Bolton at Home and other organisations in the Bolton Family are once again joining forces to get behind the Bolton Lions’ Annual Christmas Toy Appeal.

    Please click on the following link to donate directly to this year’s appeal via the Bolton Lions’ JustGiving page before Friday 20 November: bit.ly/38wnesm.

    11 Nov 2020 15:00
  17. We shall never forget; marking Armistice Day; Remembrance Day

    We shall never forget

    As we mark Armistice Day and remember those who’ve died in wars by observing the two-minute silence held at 11am today, we’d like to share a commemorative poem with you and also let our tenants who are Armed Forces Veterans know that we’re here if you need us.

    11 Nov 2020 09:00
  18. #HomesAtTheHeart campaign; #HomesAtTheHeart of social and economic recovery

    #HomesAtTheHeart of social and economic recovery

    COVID-19 and the social and economic impact of the pandemic further highlights the need for quality affordable homes and, for many people, support to live in them.

    10 Nov 2020 15:00
  19. Real Living Wage

    Real Living Wage

    At Bolton at Home, we’re committed to making sure that work pays fairly for everybody. One of the ways we do this, and support the local economy, is by paying at least the real Living Wage and encouraging other employers to do the same.

    10 Nov 2020 10:00
  20. Bolton’s Fund COVID response: £250,000 for food and other essentials

    Bolton’s Fund COVID response: £250,000 for food and other essentials

    Grants totalling £250,000 are available through Bolton’s Fund for groups helping residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access food and other essentials.

    06 Nov 2020 18:00
  21. Bolton’s Fund supporting local Social Enterprises

    Bolton’s Fund supporting local Social Enterprises

    The Bolton’s Fund is an investment programme for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bolton, bringing together funding from Bolton Council, NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton at Home and Bolton CVS. 

    06 Nov 2020 18:00
  22. Recognising and supporting care leavers, Greater Manchester Care Leavers Week 2020

    Recognising and supporting care leavers

    It's been Greater Manchester Care Leavers Week (#GMCLW), celebrating the talents and achievements of care leavers. Saeed Atcha is a care leaver from Bolton who was in and out of care from being a baby. He has a message to share.

    06 Nov 2020 17:00
  23. Property for sale- Blackhorse Close, Blackrod

    Property for sale- Blackhorse Close, Blackrod

    Property for sale at Blackhorse Close, Blackrod. If you’re interested, please follow this link: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-85975069.html.

    06 Nov 2020 15:00
  24. Property for sale- Lords Stile Lane, Bromley Cross

    Property for sale- Lords Stile Lane, Bromley Cross

    Property for sale at Lords Stile Lane, Bromley Cross. If you’re interested, please follow this link: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-85975102.html.

    06 Nov 2020 15:00
  25. Preventing and tackling homelessness World Homeless Day 2020

    Preventing and tackling homelessness

    It’s World Homeless Day on Saturday 10 October. It’s a time to reflect on what’s being done to prevent and tackle homelessness, and recognise that more solutions will be needed to help as many people as possible.

    09 Oct 2020 11:00
  26. You can be confident in how we deal with domestic abuse and violence if you need help

    You can be confident in how we deal with domestic abuse and violence if you need help

    We’ve received a housing industry accreditation and been commended for the way we support victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

    08 Oct 2020 12:00
  27. Sharing social value impact on Housing Day

    The social value of Greater Manchester’s housing providers over the last financial year (April 2019 to March 2020) has been published to show the collective value of housing associations to local communities around Greater Manchester.

    07 Oct 2020 16:00
  28. Our Annual report 2019 - 20

    Our latest annual report is ready to read if you’d like to know about how our range of services performed this last financial year (April 2019 to March 2020) and some ways we’re looking to improve.

    It’s full of facts and figures that you can scan through, and it’s split into 16 sections so you can easily explore areas of interest in more detail.

    07 Oct 2020 08:00
  29. International Day of Older Persons 1 October 2020

    International Day of Older Persons

    Today (1 October) is the 30th International Day of Older Persons. It's led by the United Nations, is a day for awareness of wellbeing and contributions, and highlights the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. We say thanks to tenants and residents who've been part of the humanitarian response and we explain what we're doing to help. 

    01 Oct 2020 10:00
  30. Bolton’s Fund to invest in digital future

    Bolton’s Fund to invest in digital future

    Charities in Bolton can now bid for funding to help improve their digital skills and make their valuable services even more accessible.

    28 Sep 2020 15:00
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Tap4 issues

Tap4 Latest Issue - released 14 September 2020

Click here to read the latest issue of Tap4 (links to www.readtap4.online/tap4-issue-5/cover/)

Tap4 is our digital publication for tenants and is released every quarter. It keeps you clued-up on the things we do to build and support our communities, puts a spotlight on the people and organisations that make Bolton brilliant, and is inspired by you.

Past Issues:

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 4 (released 4 June 2020)

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 3 (released 26 February 2020)

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 2 (released 18 July 2019)

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 1 (released 10 April 2019)