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

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

The latest news

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. £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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
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For more information contact Andrew Pilkington, Marketing and Communications Manager, on 01204 329714 or email andrew.pilkington@boltonathome.org.uk

Tap4 issues

Latest Issue:

Tap4 Issue 3

Archived Issues:

Tap4 Issue 2

Tap4 Issue 1

Tap4 is our new digital publication for tenants and is released every quarter. It's available to read on any device, and:

  • 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

  • Is inspired by you.

Quarter Turn issues

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Latest:

Quarter Turn issue 3 [pdf] 2MB

Archive:

Quarter Turn issue 2 [pdf] 2MB

Quarter Turn issue 1 [pdf] 2MB

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.