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Here you'll find our most recent news articles, from important tenant updates and new housing developments, to new community initiatives and activities.

All the latest for our tenants and residents

  1. Service update: what you can expect from us after 19 July

    Service update: what you can expect from us after 19 July

    The latest stage in England’s lockdown easing is due to go ahead from 19 July, so we want to update you on how we’ll deliver services after this date and what you can expect from us.

     

    15 Jul 2021 13:00
  2. Affordable homes planned at Rivington Chase, Horwich

    Affordable homes planned at Rivington Chase, Horwich

    Together with Irwell Valley Homes, we’re planning to build affordable new homes on the Rivington Chase development after planning was approved by Bolton Council as part of the regeneration of the former Loco Works in Horwich.

    07 Jul 2021 11:00
  3. Our commitment to supporting victims of domestic abuse has only grown stronger

    This week, we became an Accredited Member of DAHA (www.dahalliance.org.uk). Read on to see what this means for us going forward.

    01 Jul 2021 08:00
  4. Bolton community growing group Willow Hey wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Bolton community growing group wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    A community group in Bolton that’s “helped and healed” hundreds of people across the town has been honoured The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

    Willow Hey Community Project, based in Farnworth, encourages the local community to come together to reduce social isolation through its food growing and woodworking sessions.

    02 Jun 2021 13:00
  5. The EU Settlement Scheme

    The EU Settlement Scheme

    If you’re an EU citizen, or know someone who is, you need to apply for EU Settled Status before the deadline 30 June 2021. Make sure you (and your children) don’t miss the deadline to prove your right to live, work and study in the UK.

    Click here for more information on the EU Settlement Scheme.

    05 May 2021 08:00
  6. We’re proud to support people into training & employment

    Today, 30 April 2021, is Employability Day 2021. A fitting time to launch our Employment and Enterprise Impact Report for April 2020 to March 2021!
     
    We’re proud to support people into training & employment. Helping people gain skills, experience and confidence needed to prepare for interviews, get back into work and progress careers is one of our core services as a Community Benefit Society (CBS).
    30 Apr 2021 08:00
  7. We need YOU to help influence the future of housing in Bolton and Greater Manchester

    Tenants, residents, and stakeholders- now it's your turn to influence the future of housing in Bolton and the wider Greater Manchester region.

    We're working with Salix Homes to encourage people like you to complete a short online survey.

    29 Apr 2021 08:00
  8. Service charges for tenants in our sheltered housing, extra care or independent living schemes

    From 5 April 2021, we introduced the new weekly service charge that we consulted you on first. This charge applies if you live in one of our sheltered housing, extra care or independent living schemes. Here is more information about this charge and support availble.

    19 Apr 2021 09:00
  9. This Easter, the bunny needs backup!

    This Easter, we teamed-up with our friends at Asda Bolton and Farnworth, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Seddon, and Maxmedia Communications Ltd to help the Easter bunny donate an egg-straordinary 500 eggs to Urban Outreach Bolton.

    01 Apr 2021 08:00
  10. Green skills future for Bolton retail park

    A Bolton retail park is set to play a key part in the town’s growing green technology industry, after we secured its future. We aim to transform Trinity Retail Park, based off St Peter’s Way just outside the town centre, into a community-focused green technology and skills hub.

    17 Mar 2021 11:00
  11. International Women's Day

    International Women's Day

    This year, International Women’s Day calls us to #choosetochallenge.

    08 Mar 2021 12:00
  12. ‘Mini’ arts project will share your news

    ‘Mini’ arts project will share your news

    We’ve teamed-up with local visual arts duo Illuminos to bring a socially distanced pop-up arts project to the borough featuring a vintage Mini Cooper. The ‘Mini Moments’ initiative will see the old-style 1990 Mini touring the borough to project images and video featuring people’s good news on homes and buildings.

    03 Mar 2021 10:00
  13. Your latest edition of TAP4 is ready to explore!

    Tenants and residents- your Winter 2020/21 issue of TAP4 is here! Grab a brew and see what's new:

    You can read issue six of TAP4 by clicking here.

    02 Mar 2021 08:00
  14. Had your vaccine? Check out this helpful info from Public Health England

    A leaflet from Public Health England is available to download in English, Kurdish, Farsi, Arabic, and Turkish and answers these commonly-asked questions:

    • What are the side effects?
    • Can I catch COVID-19 from the vaccine?
    • Can I go back to normal activities after having my vaccine?
    • What do I do next?
    • What should I do if I am not well when it is my next appointment?
    • Will the vaccine protect me?
    • Can I give COVID-19 to anyone, now I have had the vaccine?
    26 Feb 2021 08:00
  15. Bolton Community Homes, Community Investment Programme

    A new investment programme is open to local community groups, voluntary organisations and charities supporting communities in the borough. The eight housing associations that form Bolton Community Homes (BCH), including us, are making money available to fund community projects helping local tenants and residents.

    16 Feb 2021 12:00
  16. Bolton’s Fund is backing young people to lead their own climate projects and help make the place they live cleaner and greener.

    Bolton’s Fund: Young people to shape a greener future

    Bolton’s Fund is backing young people to lead their own climate projects and help make the place they live cleaner and greener.

    16 Feb 2021 09:00
  17. Helping to Kickstart new job opportunities

    Helping to Kickstart new job opportunities

    We're creating seven new job opportunities, with more to follow, as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme for young people at risk of long-term unemployment.

    11 Feb 2021 09:00
  18. Property for sale- Factory Hill, Horwich

    Property for sale- Factory Hill, Horwich

    If you’re interested in this property, please click here.

    It’s part of Bolton at Home Group’s Asset Management Strategy to have an active approach to the management of properties and it’s recognised that there are occasions where selling a property is the best option after a detailed assessment.

    10 Feb 2021 08:00
  19. Bolton’s Fund to support green community projects

    Bolton’s Fund to support green community projects

    Community groups and young people in Bolton are being encouraged to apply for a share of £50,000 worth of funding for projects to reduce the impact of climate change.

    09 Feb 2021 16:00
  20. time to talk day

    It's good to talk

    “The challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months have reiterated the importance of wellbeing.
     
    “Due to life events outside of Covid (serious injuries sustained in a bike accident and the loss of my dad), I know my mental wellbeing has been on something of an extreme rollercoaster ride since February 2020........
    04 Feb 2021 08:00
  21. New COVID-19 vaccination advice from Bolton's NHS

    Wondering what to expect from your COVID-19 vaccination? The CCG's booklet answers some commonly-asked questions and is attached to this news release. Copies are also due to be delivered to every household very soon – so look out for your paper copy.
    27 Jan 2021 08:00
  22. Have your say before the Climate Emergency Survey closes

    Have your say before the Climate Emergency Survey closes

    Live in Bolton? Please give your opinions, climate priorities and ideas to reduce emissions and shape plans so Bolton’s a healthier, cleaner and greener place within 10 years.

    Here's a direct link to the survey: https://bit.ly/3o8EoBd. It will close on Friday 29 January.

    25 Jan 2021 13:00
  23. Severe weather warning

    The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning. We should expect significant rainfall and risk of flooding over the next few days. Please take care. Here are some links to keep up to date with the latest flood warning situation and guidance to be prepared.

    19 Jan 2021 20:00
  24. Pension Credit Top Up campaign for tenants and residents in Greater Manchester

    Unclaimed millions can top up incomes for the region’s older generation

    We're enouraging people living in Greater Manchester to top up their weekly income by applying for a multi-million-pound pot of unclaimed government funds. 

    Latest figures released from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, along with Greater Manchester Housing Providers, suggests as many as 43,000 local residents could be eligible to benefit from £76 million of unclaimed Pension Credit.

    19 Jan 2021 12:00
  25. Bolton volunteers step forward to help make urgent food deliveries for schoolchildren

    Bolton volunteers step forward to help make urgent food deliveries for schoolchildren

    Over 150 volunteers from Bolton have come forward to help a local charity make food deliveries to families in need during lockdown. The volunteer drivers will deliver lunch parcels to around 2,000 schoolchildren in the borough who would otherwise receive a free school meal.

    18 Jan 2021 14:00
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
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TAP4 Issue 7 - released 25 June 2021

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