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News from Bolton at Home

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

Good to know if you're a tenant or resident

  1. Thank you, Vicki. You're a star.

    You may have seen our colleague Vicki Powell on a recent episode of ITV’s quiz show, The 1% Club.

    Vicki made it through the rounds and was one of the last two contestants. Read on for the details.

    16 May 2022 08:00
  2. Our next Apprenticeship Open Day's on 17 May 2022

    Great news. We'll be hosting our next in-person Apprenticeship Open Day at The Green Cafe (based at our Valley House office, ground floor) on 17 May 2022, 3pm to 6pm

    Read on for the details.

     

    05 May 2022 08:00
  3. Eid Mubarak to our Muslim friends, colleagues and their families

    We hope you’ve had a lovely time celebrating with the family.
     
    While you're here, why not check out the trailer for a film we co-produced around Ramadan and Eid last year? Read on to watch.
     
    The feature length film, called 'Bolton Ummah' (meaning 'Bolton Community'), will premiere during #MACFESTBolton 2022. Keep an eye out for further details.
    04 May 2022 08:00
  4. Property for sale at Bottom O’th Moor, Bolton

    Property with two bedrooms for sale at Bottom O’th Moor, Bolton.

    If you’re interested, please follow this link: www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/122300696#/?channel=RES_BUY.

    03 May 2022 08:00
  5. Jobs fairs and apprenticeship open days with our partners in 2022

    Heard about these four employer open days and jobs/apprenticeship fairs that're right round the corner..?

    If you're looking for a (new) job- or know someone who is- it's worth heading down to one (or a few) of these events that'll be taking place over the next couple of months. They're all local to Bolton.

    Read on for details on each.

    27 Apr 2022 08:00
  6. Your latest TAP4 issue's landed!

    TAP4?! What’s TAP4?
     
    It’s the digital magazine we produce every quarter for our tenants (and others living in/around Bolton)- and we’re launching our newest issue today at: www.readtap4.online/tap4-issue-8.
    19 Apr 2022 08:00
  7. Careline gives Colin the independence he needs

    Our Careline service delivers potentially life-saving support to thousands of people across Bolton.
     
    For those who have a disability, health issue or mobility problem, Careline offers daily welfare calls, a check in ‘I’m OK’ service and 24-hour emergency assistance.
     
    13 Apr 2022 07:00
  8. We've got your Easter holidays covered in 2022 - full schedule

    We’ve got your Easter holidays covered with a full schedule of Easter-themed events and activities across the borough that’ll keep the kids (and you) entertained. They're open to all- so why not pop down if you're able to?

    Read on to see a full schedule of everything that's planned.

    31 Mar 2022 08:00
  9. Teaming up to make things better

    After struggling with debt, wellbeing issues, and unsociable working hours- eventually leaving him with no choice but to give up his job- Nick (name changed), a customer, now lives comfortably with his young son thanks to our teams’ support.

    We'll tell you how in this quick read.

    30 Mar 2022 08:00
  10. Homes for Ukraine scheme

    Considering hosting people from Ukraine?

    It may be possible within the terms of your tenancy agreement, but please speak with us first- before applying for the Homes for Ukraine scheme. If it’s something you’re considering, we’d look to support you and grant permission where it’s possible and reasonable to do so. 

    22 Mar 2022 10:00
  11. Information for Careline customers- we’re upgrading our technology

    Information for Careline customers- we’re upgrading our technology

    We’re upgrading our technology to prepare for the landline phone technology switchover. A company called Enovation is helping us to instal a new digital call handling platform for Careline at this time. You don’t need to do anything and there should be no change in the service you receive.

    21 Mar 2022 10:00
  12. An update on clearing the repairs backlog

    Your home repairs- we’re working to get back on track

    Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic two years ago, we know many of you have had to wait for a routine repair. That’s because we’ve had to adapt our services, put people’s safety and welfare needs first, and continue to resource and prioritise emergency repairs that pose an immediate danger. As Covid restrictions ease, we’re focusing on clearing the repairs backlog. 

    16 Mar 2022 12:00
  13. New homes, green spaces and shops coming to Bolton town centre

    New homes, green spaces and shops coming to Bolton town centre

    We’re working with Developer Step Places and Bolton Council to transform 4.5 acres of a brownfield site in Bolton town centre. The Moor Lane development in Cheadle Square will feature 208 new homes, a mix of apartments and townhouses.

    09 Mar 2022 10:00
  14. New build activity round-up: work starts on 168 new affordable homes in Bolton

    Work starts on 168 new affordable homes in Bolton

    Construction’s getting underway to provide 168 more homes in the borough. They’re part of our plans to help more people find a quality and affordable place to live.

    02 Mar 2022 15:00
  15. We #StandWithUkraine

    We #StandWithUkraine

    In solidarity with our customers, colleagues, organisational partners and the local Ukrainian community.

    28 Feb 2022 14:00
  16. Get ready for 2022's Stars of the Community awards

    Our Stars of the Community awards will return on 23 June 2022 and are an opportunity to shine a light on everyday heroes and celebrate outstanding volunteering. The deadline for nominations is Friday 15 April 2022.

    28 Feb 2022 12:00
  17. A guide to the rent level for tenants from April 2022

    What you’ll pay from April

    If you’re a customer, you should have received or will soon receive a letter about the new charges you’ll pay for your home from Monday 4 April 2022. If you haven’t got a letter from us by Monday 7 March, or would appreciate some support, please phone us on 01204 328000.

    Here’s a general guide to the rent level for tenants from April.

    28 Feb 2022 10:00
  18. Plans put in for green technology, skills and food centre

    Our plans to transform part of a retail park in Bolton into a centre of excellence for green technology, skills and more food support could start this summer following a planning application we’ve submitted to Bolton Council.

    17 Feb 2022 08:00
  19. If you’re struggling to pay your bills, we’ll do what we can to help

    Struggling with bills? We’ll do what we can to help

    Through our Revenue Services and Money Advice Team- we work to help you avoid or resolve financial problems, live with peace of mind and find ways for you to save and gain.

    07 Feb 2022 12:00
  20. Moving home to our new development at Berne Avenue for Christmas

    Moving home for Christmas

    Our latest affordable housing development in Horwich, designed to help people with local connections, has welcomed its first tenants in time for Christmas.

    22 Dec 2021 14:00
  21. Property for sale at Hulme Road, Stoneclough

    Property for sale at Hulme Road, Stoneclough

    Property with three bedrooms for sale at Hulme Road, Stoneclough.

    If you’re interested, please follow this link to Rightmove: bit.ly/3ywCdh2

    16 Dec 2021 15:00
  22. Property for sale at Tudor Avenue, Bolton

    Property for sale at Tudor Avenue, Bolton

    Property with three bedrooms for sale at Tudor Avenue, Bolton.

    If you’re interested, please follow this link to Rightmove: bit.ly/3F2cZtr

    16 Dec 2021 15:00
  23. Our first ever ESG report launches today

    Our first ever ESG Report launches today- and unlike our 2020/21 Annual Report (which we launched a couple of weeks back), it’s split it into THREE key sections that give the report its title: Environmental, Social, and Governance.

    10 Dec 2021 08:00
  24. Bolton companies accredited for positive employment

    Starts with you and Boo make history as a leading employers for colleague wellbeing

    Starts with you, our social enterprise, and Boo Coaching & Consulting, another Bolton based company, are the first in the borough to be accredited for positive employment as Members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

    09 Dec 2021 12:00
  25. Hope for Change will help people make a bigger difference to those in need

    Hope for Change will help people make a bigger difference to those in need

    We're supporting and highlighting a Bolton Family campaign to help people ensure their charitable giving makes a genuine difference to people in Bolton.

    Hope for Change encourages people to donate to local charities that support vulnerable people, rather than giving money directly to people sleeping or begging on the street.

    06 Dec 2021 14:00
  26. Tenants and local residents: our 2020/21 Annual Report's written for you.

    We’ve got something for you if you’re a Bolton at Home tenant- or you’ve used another service of ours: it's our 2020/21 Annual Report.

    While other companies’ reports might not seem all that interesting or relevant- we’ve written ours for YOU, and we'll tell you about lots of helpful, important, and interesting stuff- such as how we spent your rent, new build homes, and how we've learnt from complaints.

    30 Nov 2021 08:00
  27. New build development summary at November 2021

    Providing new homes and changing lives

    Here's a summary updating you on our new build development activities and their purpose.

    29 Nov 2021 11:00
  28. Chorley Place boosts affordable homes in Bolton town centre

    Chorley Place boosts affordable homes in Bolton

    The first tenants have moved into our development of 118 new homes at Chorley Street in Bolton’s town centre in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes. Chorley Place is the transformation of a disused car park into an attractive new neighbourhood, through contractor Watson Homes and with funding support from Homes England.

    24 Nov 2021 15:00
  29. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 2021

    A future beyond abuse

    We’re joining our Bolton Family partners and thousands of organisations across the world to take part in the United Nations led 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, to give more people a better life.

    23 Nov 2021 15:00
  30. Real Living Wage announcement 2021

    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.

    16 Nov 2021 14:00
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Latest TAP4 issue

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Our latest issue of TAP4 (issue 8) has landed and you can read it by clicking here.

In this issue:

  • Friendly faces in familiar places - Bolton Manbassadors
  • Tips from Tom to help with rising energy costs
  • Be aware of doorstep fraudsters
  • Your home repairs - we're getting back on track
  • Introducing Aptem
  • How we're improving our complaints system
  • Support for Bolton's street homeless - Hope for Change
  • A fresh start - giving support to people leaving hospital
  • Our staff talk you through Air Source Heat Pumps
  • "Money Advice has been an absolute lifelife"
  • Recognise your community heroes - Stars of the Community Awards 2022
  • Providing opportunities for young people

Your latest Quarter Turn issue

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Your latest Quarter Turn issue:

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Each quarter, we send our printed Quarter Turn magazine to 4,800 customers living in our sheltered and extra care schemes, those receiving Careline and living in our general let and over 70s in our general let.