The Working Potential Bolton project

Working Potential Bolton was an Ambition for Ageing research project that aimed to collect as much information as possible about the best way to support people over 50 who are currently Carers to explore employment and training opportunities. The project allowed us to understand the most effective steps by which Carers can be encouraged and supported on their journey into new working roles, at the same time boosting self-esteem, reducing social isolation and assisting integration into new and wider communities.

Ambition for Ageing aims to create more age-friendly places across Greater Manchester and to empower our local residents to live fulfilling lives as they age.

In Bolton the Working Potential project has been delivered by Bolton at Home. Bolton at Home is a charitable community benefit society that seeks to make people’s lives better via quality housing that helps people to thrive, at the same time ensuring customers to maximise income potential. To achieve this, they work in partnership with a variety of local charities, social enterprises and other agencies.

The Working Potential Bolton project came to an end earlier in 2020.

Read the about the impact the project had in the Working Potential Bolton Impact Report:

Working-Potential-impact-report.pdf[pdf] 7MB

The videos below also offer an insight into what Working Potential Bolton has achieved.

Working Potential: Evaluation video

An introduction to Working Potential Bolton

Working Potential: Pauline's Story

Working Potential: Vickie's Story

Get in touch

For further information call Tara on 07789 031699 or Yvonne on 07770 314785.

or email:
workingpotential@boltonathome.org.uk

In their own words

"The most difficult thing about being a carer is...both physically and mentally - you never stop and you never stop worrying. Working Potential helps you to believe in yourself, believe in what you can do, what you can offer and how to make it happen”.

In their own words

‘This project has helped me personally in two ways.  Firstly, it’s got me back into education, both learning & teaching, which I love.  Secondly, it’s given me & my husband the opportunity to enjoy a past time together that he enjoys & we couldn’t afford this on our own.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.’