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We shall never forget

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.

Armistice Day is also known as Remembrance Day. It recognises the day that fighting in World War One was brought to an end, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Ibby Ismail is our Deputy Chair. He’s written the following poem to respect the significance of today and pay tribute to those from our families and shared communities who we’ve lost over the years.

We Shall Never Forget

 

So young and vibrant 

The vim and vigour 

Radiating from determined eyes

Uniformed and informed 

Of journeys from which 

They shall never return 

 

A truth that is always hard to accept

A future lost 

So that ours are won 

We shall never forget

 

Set in stone for all time 

A legacy of ordinary humans

Freedom, built on the blood 

Of generations previous and present

Their voices are no longer heard 

Their laughter a distant memory 

 

All lamented with much regret 

But their achievement lives on 

In the goodness of a hopeful future

We shall never forget

 

Thank you Ibby.

We acknowledge and recognise the service provided by our Armed Forces Veterans in addition to the sacrifices that you and your families have made.

We’re committed to supporting the armed forces community. In 2018, we strengthened our commitment by signing the Armed Forces Covenant with our Greater Manchester Housing Providers partners to ensure you won’t be placed at any disadvantage as a result of your service. 

Our aim is to bring together the armed forces community and civilian community to share understanding and raise awareness of issues faced by Armed Forces Veterans and families of those serving.

For more information on this and support available, please visit our dedicated website page here: www.boltonathome.org.uk/support-for-armed-forces-veterans.

Take care.

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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)

Quarter Turn issues

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Quarter Turn Latest Issue - 13 July 2020:

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Quarter Turn is dedicated to raising awareness of interesting activities, relevant services and inspiring stories from in and around our communities, celebrating those involved in community activities. A new issue is printed and posted every quarter. From April 2020, we've increased the distribution so it now goes to Bolton at Home tenants aged over 70 who live in general let without Careline, as well as to those living in extra care schemes, sheltered housing and in general let with Careline. 

Past Issues:

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