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Here you'll find news articles from across the organisation, from important tenant updates and new housing developments, to community events and activities.

Here's our latest news

  1. Food donations drive launched to support Bolton families

    Food donations drive launched to support Bolton families

    An urgent appeal for food donations has been launched in Bolton to support families and individuals struggling because of the coronavirus crisis. The appeal is being led by local charity Urban Outreach with support from the public sector, voluntary and private organisations that make up The Bolton Family.

    25 Jun 2020 15:00
  2. Supporting the Homes At The Heart campaign

    Supporting the Homes At The Heart campaign

    COVID-19 and the potential economic impact of the crisis further highlights the need for high quality affordable homes and, for many people, support to live in them.
    As Bolton at Home and a member of the Greater Manchester Housing Providers partnership, we’re supporting the #HomesAtTheHeart campaign.
    25 Jun 2020 13:00
  3. Bolton Ladies FC sponsorship to boost community goals

    Bolton Ladies FC sponsorship to boost community goals

    Bolton at Home will be the official shirt sponsor of Bolton Ladies Football Club for the 2020/21 season. The partnership will see Bolton at Home, a community benefit society, featured on the front of the club’s shirts whereas the club and players will support community activities to help grow the women’s game in Bolton and promote health and wellbeing.

    18 Jun 2020 12:00
  4. Valuing and respecting individuality

    Valuing and respecting individuality

    A message from Lubna Taj Malik, our Director of HR and People Development

    12 Jun 2020 17:00
  5. Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    A message from Ibrahim Ismail, Deputy Chair of our Board

    12 Jun 2020 16:00
  6. GM Mayor joins housing providers to provide extra support for care leavers

    GM Mayor joins housing providers to provide extra support for care leavers

    Greater Manchester’s largest affordable housing providers have joined forces with the Mayor of Greater Manchester to improve opportunities for young people who have previously lived in care.

    02 Jun 2020 10:00
  7. Starts with you Managing Director, Hayley Hulme, announced as member of Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Group

    Starts with you Managing Director, Hayley Hulme, announced as member of Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Group

    We are delighted to share that Hayley Hulme, Managing Director of Starts with you, our social enterprise, has been selected as one of sixteen representatives of a new advisory group that will support the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) leaders to include the social enterprise agenda in the delivery of the Greater Manchester Strategy and Local Industrial Strategy.

    28 May 2020 17:00
  8. £20,000 donated to COVID-19 fund

    The Sir James and Lady Scott Trust have made a generous donation of £20,000 to support Bolton’s Voluntary Sector COVID-19 Resilience Fund. The Bolton’s Fund is a voluntary sector grants programme delivered in partnership by Bolton Council, NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton at Home and Bolton CVS.

    22 Apr 2020 17:00
  9. A variety of casual, short contract roles with Bolton Council

    We’re supporting Bolton Council's efforts to recruit as the council calls for more people to join them while our country battles through its worse health crisis of a generation. The council is looking for people to fill a variety of care roles within Adult Services. Please visit https://greater.jobs/search-and-apply/job-details/BN-37610/ to register and apply.

    09 Apr 2020 18:00
  10. Our commitment as voluntary sector funders in Bolton

    Bolton Council, NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton at Home and Bolton CVS want to support communities as much as we can during this unprecedented period.

    20 Mar 2020 11:00
  11. Brookdale Close, safe to return after evacuation

    We were made aware this afternoon (Wednesday 4 March) that police had been called to one of our properties at Brookdale Close, off Blackburn Road, Bolton, due to a disturbance and reports of a potential gas leak.

    04 Mar 2020 17:00
  12. Plans approved for new affordable homes in Farnworth

    Together with development and construction partner Watson Homes, we will build 48 apartments and 12 houses on a site in Campbell Street. The development is part of our drive to significantly increase the number of affordable homes for people in the borough

    19 Feb 2020 10:00
  13. Modular homes at Victory Road

    New Little Lever neighbourhood lifted into place

    A neighbourhood of new affordable family homes has been lifted into place, in a first for the Bolton area. Our new 22-home development has been installed on land off Victory Road in Little Lever, after being constructed off-site.

    28 Jan 2020 15:00
  14. £2,350 cash boost for Bolton Hospice

    Cash boost for Bolton Hospice

    Bolton at Home employees have raised £2,350 for Bolton Hospice through our own ‘tuck shop’. Throughout the year, employees have given donations for healthy snacks and sweet treats provided by colleagues.

    21 Jan 2020 14:00
  15. Tenant survey: Income Management

    If you’re a Bolton at Home tenant, we invite you to fill out a short survey by following this link: https://bit.ly/3022PVN

    The purpose of this survey is for you to give us your views on our income management service and how you pay your rent.

    Your responses will help us to better understand tenants’ awareness, experiences and preferences relating to our income management service.

    08 Jan 2020 08:00
  16. Community centre re-opens in Tonge Moor

    The much-loved Fusion community centre in Tonge Moor has re-opened after the completion of recent improvement works, which will help the buidling better cater to hundreds of community members each week.

    18 Dec 2019 16:00
  17. Hope for Change campaign launch

    Charity campaign aims to reduce begging in Bolton

    A campaign launching in Bolton this week will encourage the public to donate to local charities that support vulnerable people, rather than giving money directly to people begging on the street. The Hope for Change campaign will see collection buckets placed in locations across Bolton with all funds raised being distributed to charities that offer frontline support to help people get their lives back on track. It is hoped this approach will help people off the streets for good.

    17 Dec 2019 16:00
  18. 16 Days press release

    Community art project to raise awareness of domestic abuse

    An empty town centre shop in Bolton has been transformed into a community art exhibition to highlight the issue of domestic abuse.

    Bolton at Home, alongside local women’s charities Endeavour, Fortalice and Yes Matters, have come together to transform the window of the former jewellery shop in Crompton Place into a gallery of handcrafted artefacts.

    12 Dec 2019 08:00
  19. High praise for Income Management’s support for tenants

    Colleagues have been praised for helping tenants maintain their tenancies by avoiding or resolving financial problems, following an audit of our Income Management Service. We have maintained our Housing Quality Network (HQN) accredited status and HQN’s report states that ‘Bolton at Home demonstrates a clear customer focus and listens to customers’.

    06 Dec 2019 12:00
  20. Real Living Wage goes up November 2019

    Real Living Wage goes up

    The ‘real Living Wage’ is the minimum amount per hour that accredited employers pay their employees over the age of 18. It will increase by 30p to £9.30 (£10.75 in London). This will be £1.09 per hour more than the current statutory National Living Wage for people over 25. At Bolton at Home, we’ve voluntarily paid people more than the real Living Wage for years. Last November, we were officially recognised as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

    11 Nov 2019 14:00
  21. An early look at new shared ownership homes at Guild St, Bromley Cross

    An early look at new shared ownership homes

    We gave Bolton at Home Board members, local ward councillors and the local MP an insight into how shared ownership will help more people onto the property ladder, as they viewed 14 new homes under construction at Guild Street in Bromley Cross.

    01 Nov 2019 14:00
  22. Bolton Light Festival 2019

    Stunning projection to show there’s no place like home

    A spectacular projection show this weekend (25-26th October) is set to be the finale of this year’s Diwali celebrations in Bolton.

    Communities from across the local area have come together as part of the first Diwali on the Square celebration to create a stunning display of artwork which will be projected on the front of Bolton Town Hall.

    21 Oct 2019 08:00
  23. Bolton at Home reveals its social value to local community

    We reveal our social value to the local community

    Bolton at Home has helped 317 tenants and residents into employment, taken on 53 apprentices and spent more than £25m in Bolton over the last year.

    Those were among the statistics revealed last night when Bolton at Home hosted an event to report on its ‘social value’ impact...

    17 Oct 2019 17:00
  24. Quarter Turn, Issue 2

    Our second edition of 'Quarter Turn', our new printed newsletter has been sent to around 3000 tenants who live in our sheltered and extra care housing, or who receive Careline.

    17 Oct 2019 08:00
  25. Tenant survey - repairs timescales and convenient days and times to visit

    Tenant survey: repairs

    If you’re a Bolton at Home tenant, it’d be great if you could fill out a short survey by following this link: https://bit.ly/338E3DL. We’d like you to tell us how reasonable you think our timescales are for visiting your home to carry out emergency, urgent or routine repairs. Also, the most convenient times and days for us to visit you from Monday to Saturday. Fill out the survey and go into a prize draw for vouchers. The survey will be open until Monday 21 October 2019.

    07 Oct 2019 11:00
  26. Plans approved for 69 new affordable homes in Breightmet, on land off Withins Drive

    Plans approved for 69 new affordable homes in Breightmet, off Withins Drive

    Families in Breightmet, Bolton, are set to benefit from new affordable homes that have been given the go ahead. We have been granted planning permission to build 69 new affordable homes on land off Withins Drive.

    07 Oct 2019 10:00
  27. Jamie spends a fortnight volunteering in Romania

    Read about how Jamie Moore (our Marketing and Communications Coordinator) returned from his two-week volunteering experience with a completely new perspective, along with how you can do the same with our Foundation for the Future charity.

    05 Oct 2019 08:00
  28. Bolton at Home names new chair and deputy chair, Ian Munro and Ibrahim Ismail

    Bolton at Home names new chair and deputy chair

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new chair and deputy chair to our board. Ian Munro has been elected as the new chair, while Ibrahim (Ibby) Ismail has been appointed deputy chair.

    01 Oct 2019 12:00
  29. Apprentice Michael steps outside of his comfort zone

    Apprentice Michael steps outside of his comfort zone

    Our Tenancy Sustainment and Support Apprentice Michael Hutchings talks all about his fortnight in Romania in his latest blog as an Erasmus+ EuroApprentice ambassador.

    12 Sep 2019 08:00
  30. Greater Manchester’s Housing Providers come together to show social value

    Bolton at Home is one of the Greater Manchester Housing Providers and this partnership’s impact on improving local communities has been revealed at a regional conference exploring ‘social value’.

    10 Sep 2019 15:00
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Tap4 issues

Tap4 Latest Issue - 4 June 2020:

Click here to read the latest issue of Tap4

Tap4 is our new 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:

Tap4 Issue 3

Tap4 Issue 2

Tap4 Issue 1

Quarter Turn issues

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Quarter Turn Latest Issue - 13 July 2020:

Quarter Turn issue 5 [pdf] 3MB

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:

Quarter Turn issue 4 [pdf] 1MB

Quarter Turn issue 3 [pdf] 2MB

Quarter Turn issue 2 [pdf] 2MB

Quarter Turn issue 1 [pdf] 2MB