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Breightmet UCAN open for all

Breightmet UCAN open for all

On Wednesday 1 February our Breightmet UCAN Centre team held an open morning to show local people how we can help with job searching, training, money advice and more.

Visitors to our centre on New Lane also enjoyed a range of activities on the day that included hand massages, glitter tattoos, valentines craft sessions and seed bombs for creating new vegetation.

Donna Bellis, 38, visited the centre for the first time after receiving the “Fresh start February” leaflet through her door. She said: “I came for the open day to see what’s going on. I’m currently looking to see what opportunities there are for voluntary work”.

The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Lynda Byrne, also attended to learn how customers are benefitting from the centre in different ways, before getting her hands massaged then dirty from making seed bombs.

Cllr Byrne said: “I’m aware of many of the services the UCAN centre provides as this is my area, but I’ve discovered more about the Community Learning Ambassadors that help here. It’s good to know for future so I can get involved once I go back to my councillor role. It’s been nice visiting as I’ve seen lots of familiar faces and I’m also looking forward to throwing some of these seed bombs into my garden”.

We have six UCAN centres in total, open through the week in different neighbourhoods. For more information on help available from our centres and a list of locations, click here.

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