News from Bolton at Home

Welcome to the News from Bolton at Home page. Here you'll find various news articles from across the organisation, from exciting new housing developments to community events and activities. 

You can also access the current and previous issues of our Tap4 and Quarter Turn publications using this page.


  1. 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
  2. Greater Manchester’s housing providers come together to show social value impact for 2018 to 2019

    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
  3. Plans approved for new affordable homes in Bolton, off Chorley Street

    Plans approved for new affordable homes in Bolton, off Chorley Street

    Housing providers Bolton at Home and Irwell Valley Homes have been granted planning permission for 118 new affordable homes close to Bolton town centre. The homes will revitalise a derelict former car park off Chorley Street with work expected to start on site before the end of September. 

    09 Sep 2019 15:00
  4. Katy's Romanian volunteering adventure!

    Apprentice Katy's Romanian volunteering adventure!

    Katy Henry (our Project Management and Business Development Apprentice) was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer in Romania last May and talks all about it in her latest blog as an Erasmus+ EuroApprentice

    05 Sep 2019 08:00
  5. Plans for 68 new affordable homes in Breightmet on land off Withins Drive

    Plans for 68 new affordable homes in Breightmet

    We have submitted a planning application jointly with Watson Homes, one of our development partners, for 68 new properties that would be situated on land off Withins Drive. The homes would offer a mix of two and three-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments, all of which would be made available for rent at affordable levels.

    20 Aug 2019 15:00
  6. Proposed new homes off Singleton Avenue, Horwich. Questions and answers.

    Proposed new homes off Singleton Avenue, Horwich

    We applied for planning permission to build 48 quality affordable homes on land off Singleton Avenue in Horwich. Here we answer questions about the proposed development.

    20 Aug 2019 11:00
  7. Bolton at Home has signed-up to a charter to reduce gambling related harms in the workplace

    Tackling gambling-related harms in the workplace and community

    Bolton at Home has signed-up to a newly launched national scheme to help people overcome harmful gambling. Signing the charter means we'll make a commitment for our policies, support and training to address gambling-related harms in the workplace. We will also go beyond the employer-employee scope of the charter and roll out support for the wider community too.

    23 Jul 2019 12:00
  8. Willow Hey Festival 13 July 2019

    Willow Hey Festival will showcase inspirational community support

    Tenants and residents are invited to enjoy a family festival with a difference this weekend – as the Willow Hey Festival in Farnworth returns for a third year.

    11 Jul 2019 09:00
  9. National Business in the Community Connected Places award for Bolton Family

    National award for Bolton Family

    A group of more than 40 local organisations have been praised at a national awards ceremony for working together to make a difference to communities in Bolton.

    09 Jul 2019 22:00
  10. Apprentice Open Day, Wed 10 July, 4pm - 7pm

    Our Apprenticeships Open Day will take place on Wednesday 10 July from 4PM - 7PM at the Green Café, Ground Floor, 98 Waters Meeting Road, BL1 8SW.

    Come along and discover what .........

    02 Jul 2019 08:00
  11. Credit Union Awareness Week

    Beat the heat of high cost lending with your local credit union

    We deliver a wide range of support services to help tenants and residents be independent and to help communities be sustainable. These include supporting Hoot, Bolton’s credit union, to offer fair loans and secure savings. Read-on for information about the Beat the Heat campaign during Credit Union Awareness Week.

    24 Jun 2019 14:00
  12. Recall notice for up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers over a fire risk concern

    This relates to Hotpoint, Indesit, Swan, Proline and Creda tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015.

    19 Jun 2019 08:00
  13. Bolton Family’ recognised by Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards

    Bolton Family recognised by Responsible Business Awards

    A group of more than 40 Bolton organisations that work together to improve the town and strengthen communities has been nominated for a highly-regarded business award. The Bolton Family – made up of business, housing, regeneration and voluntary sector organisations – has been named a finalist in Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2019.

    17 Jun 2019 13:00
  14. Apprenticeships programme inspires at housing and construction awards. Inspire Awards.

    Apprenticeships programme inspires at housing and construction awards

    We are proud to be named as having the ‘most inspiring apprenticeships programme’ at the annual Inspire Awards, which celebrate inclusion and diversity in the UK housing and construction industry.

    07 Jun 2019 12:00
  15. Kearsley Youth Brass Band receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Kearsley Youth Brass Band receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Congratulations to Kearsley Youth Brass Band volunteers, honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and comes as the band is raising funds to tour Oslo, Norway, in August 2020.

    06 Jun 2019 13:00
  16. Little Lever homes will be a first for Bolton

    Little Lever homes will be a first for Bolton

    A Bolton at Home development of 22 new affordable homes to be built in Little Lever will be the first of its kind in the borough. The development, on land off Victory Road, will feature innovative modular homes that are manufactured in a factory then delivered and assembled on site.

    04 Jun 2019 14:00
  17. BSCA recognised with highest award for a local volunteer group

    Many congratulations to all staff, volunteers and supporters involved with Bolton Solidarity Community Association, including our Board Member and Operations Committee Member Ibrahim Ismail. BSCA has been recognised for its contribution to communities in Bolton, receiving The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

    03 Jun 2019 19:00
  18. Award recognition for support into work services

    Bolton at Home is one of three winners of the Give us a Chance (GUAC) social media competition. The competition sought leading examples of how housing associations provide employment related support for their tenants to access rewarding long-term work.

    24 May 2019 15:00
  19. £100m deal will deliver 785 new homes

    £100m deal will deliver 785 new homes

    Bolton at Home has been supported by Savills Financial Consultants to secure a £100m funding deal, enabling us to build 785 new homes and for Arcon Housing Group to join the Bolton at Home Limited Group.

    10 Apr 2019 12:00
  20. Working Wardrobe shortlisted for northern housing award

    Bolton at Home employment scheme up for housing award

    An initiative to give people in Bolton the confidence for job interviews has been nominated for a northern housing award. Working Wardrobe, launched in June 2018, is a key part of Bolton at Home’s support network and offers people appropriate clothing to wear for job interviews, as well as final interview preparation.

    09 Apr 2019 12:00
  21. Together with Tenants information and questionnaire

    Bolton at Home involved in project to give tenants a greater voice

    Bolton at Home will help test the National Housing Federation's new plan to give tenants a greater say on how housing associations are run, including input into decision-making at board level. Tenants and employees can give their views on the Together with Tenants draft plan by voluntarily completing an online questionnaire.

    08 Apr 2019 12:00
  22. Our partnerships with the Kicks programme and Sunday League football

    Check out two short videos that showcase our partnerships with and support of the BWCT Kicks Programme and Sunday League Football.

    04 Apr 2019 08:00
  23. Peer Navigators shortlisted for Tpas award 2019

    More awards recognition for Bolton community wellbeing scheme

    A community project that’s encouraging Bolton residents to get the right support to look after their health and wellbeing has been nominated for a second award. The ‘Peer Navigators’ project was shortlisted at the prestigious Tpas Awards 2019 in the Excellence in Community Action category.

    02 Apr 2019 17:00
  24. New target repair times for better customer service

    Eight years ago we said we would respond to all requests for emergency repairs within 12 hours. After listening to customers we feel it’s appropriate to move back to a 24 hour service where there is no risk of harm to a person or property. Customers have generally said that where something can wait a few hours, they would prefer us to attend the following morning than have the inconvenience or feel the uncertainty that can come with a visit during the evening or through the night.

    29 Mar 2019 10:00
  25. Meet Bolton's EuroApprentices!

    Meet Bolton's EuroApprentices: Michael Hutchings and Katy Henry! Read about how they'll be working with Erasmus+ to promote opportunities across Europe.

    19 Mar 2019 08:00
  26. Quarter Turn, Issue 1

    This week, '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.

    19 Mar 2019 08:00
  27. Arcon joins Bolton at Home from April 2019

    New partnership aims to deliver 1,400 affordable homes

    Arcon Housing will join Bolton at Home from April and deliver much-needed affordable homes in the North West. The move has been given final Board approval by both organisations following a period of consultation with tenants and other stakeholders. It sees Arcon become a subsidiary of the Bolton at Home Limited Group and the new partnership will help to deliver 1,400 new homes by 2023.

    18 Mar 2019 10:00
  28. First shared ownership residents at Park Grove

    New Bolton homes welcome first residents

    We have begun welcoming our first residents of our new development of 21 shared ownership homes in Westhoughton.

    Our Park Grove development of two and three-bedroom homes is located off Cricketers Way and being marketed through our shared ownership brand Stonecross Homes.

    15 Mar 2019 13:00
  29. New campaign launched to help tens of thousands more Greater Manchester smokers to quit

    A major new campaign to encourage smokers in Greater Manchester to quit is to be launched on National No Smoking Day (13 March).

    The new ‘exsmoker’ campaign centres on the real life experiences of former smokers from across Greater Manchester, providing a positive message that you can stop smoking.

    While reminding smokers of the serious health impacts of tobacco, the focus is more on the personal benefits of quitting, as experienced by these local residents.

    13 Mar 2019 08:00
  30. New plan to tackle food poverty in Greater Manchester

    The first ever Food Poverty Action Plan for Greater Manchester was launched on Monday 4 March. Coordinated by Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA), the Action Plan has been co-produced during the last 12 months by over 100 organisations, including Bolton at Home, from across the public, private and voluntary and community sectors, as well as individuals with experience of poverty. The aim is to end the scourge of food poverty in Greater Manchester.

    04 Mar 2019 18:00
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Tap4 issues

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Tap4 Summer 2019


Tap4 Spring 2019

Our brand new digital publication, Tap4, is released every quarter and covers all of the latest from Bolton at Home. From news on recent events and community activities, to important announcements and advice; Tap4 is all things Bolton at Home, on all your devices.

Quarter Turn issues

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Coming Soon

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. It is sent every quarter to around 3000 tenants who live in our sheltered and extra care housing, or who receive Careline.