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.

The latest news

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. £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
  30. 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
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Tap4 issues

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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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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.