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Here you'll find our most recent news articles, from important tenant updates and new housing developments, to new community initiatives and activities.

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  1. Bolton’s Festive Fund: Christmas cheer for charity champions

    Bolton’s Festive Fund: Christmas cheer for charity champions

    Grants of up to £200 are available so community groups can thank their members and volunteers for all their hard work this year. The funding comes thanks to a generous donation from MBDA and will be distributed by Bolton’s Fund.

    24 Nov 2020 15:00
  2. Community survey

    Would you mind lending us a helping hand so that we can understand the impact of COVID-19 in your community? We promise it won’t take long.

    19 Nov 2020 15:00
  3. Armchair Adventures

    Armchair Adventures

    We’re helping older tenants feel less isolated and lonely during lockdown, through a new music and arts project called Armchair Adventures.

    18 Nov 2020 15:00
  4. How you can support the Bolton Lions Club led Christmas Toy Appeal

    Bolton at Home and other organisations in the Bolton Family are once again joining forces to get behind the Bolton Lions’ Annual Christmas Toy Appeal.

    Please click on the following link to donate directly to this year’s appeal via the Bolton Lions’ JustGiving page before Friday 20 November: bit.ly/38wnesm.

    11 Nov 2020 15:00
  5. We shall never forget; marking Armistice Day; Remembrance Day

    We shall never forget

    As we mark Armistice Day and remember those who’ve died in wars by observing the two-minute silence held at 11am today, we’d like to share a commemorative poem with you and also let our tenants who are Armed Forces Veterans know that we’re here if you need us.

    11 Nov 2020 09:00
  6. #HomesAtTheHeart campaign; #HomesAtTheHeart of social and economic recovery

    #HomesAtTheHeart of social and economic recovery

    COVID-19 and the social and economic impact of the pandemic further highlights the need for quality affordable homes and, for many people, support to live in them.

    10 Nov 2020 15:00
  7. Real Living Wage

    Real Living Wage

    At Bolton at Home, we’re committed to making sure that work pays fairly for everybody. One of the ways we do this, and support the local economy, is by paying at least the real Living Wage and encouraging other employers to do the same.

    10 Nov 2020 10:00
  8. Bolton’s Fund COVID response: £250,000 for food and other essentials

    Bolton’s Fund COVID response: £250,000 for food and other essentials

    Grants totalling £250,000 are available through Bolton’s Fund for groups helping residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access food and other essentials.

    06 Nov 2020 18:00
  9. Bolton’s Fund supporting local Social Enterprises

    Bolton’s Fund supporting local Social Enterprises

    The Bolton’s Fund is an investment programme for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bolton, bringing together funding from Bolton Council, NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton at Home and Bolton CVS. 

    06 Nov 2020 18:00
  10. Recognising and supporting care leavers, Greater Manchester Care Leavers Week 2020

    Recognising and supporting care leavers

    It's been Greater Manchester Care Leavers Week (#GMCLW), celebrating the talents and achievements of care leavers. Saeed Atcha is a care leaver from Bolton who was in and out of care from being a baby. He has a message to share.

    06 Nov 2020 17:00
  11. Property for sale- Blackhorse Close, Blackrod

    Property for sale- Blackhorse Close, Blackrod

    Property for sale at Blackhorse Close, Blackrod. If you’re interested, please follow this link: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-85975069.html.

    06 Nov 2020 15:00
  12. Property for sale- Lords Stile Lane, Bromley Cross

    Property for sale- Lords Stile Lane, Bromley Cross

    Property for sale at Lords Stile Lane, Bromley Cross. If you’re interested, please follow this link: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-85975102.html.

    06 Nov 2020 15:00
  13. Preventing and tackling homelessness World Homeless Day 2020

    Preventing and tackling homelessness

    It’s World Homeless Day on Saturday 10 October. It’s a time to reflect on what’s being done to prevent and tackle homelessness, and recognise that more solutions will be needed to help as many people as possible.

    09 Oct 2020 11:00
  14. You can be confident in how we deal with domestic abuse and violence if you need help

    You can be confident in how we deal with domestic abuse and violence if you need help

    We’ve received a housing industry accreditation and been commended for the way we support victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

    08 Oct 2020 12:00
  15. Sharing social value impact on Housing Day

    The social value of Greater Manchester’s housing providers over the last financial year (April 2019 to March 2020) has been published to show the collective value of housing associations to local communities around Greater Manchester.

    07 Oct 2020 16:00
  16. Our Annual report 2019 - 20

    Our latest annual report is ready to read if you’d like to know about how our range of services performed this last financial year (April 2019 to March 2020) and some ways we’re looking to improve.

    It’s full of facts and figures that you can scan through, and it’s split into 16 sections so you can easily explore areas of interest in more detail.

    07 Oct 2020 08:00
  17. International Day of Older Persons 1 October 2020

    International Day of Older Persons

    Today (1 October) is the 30th International Day of Older Persons. It's led by the United Nations, is a day for awareness of wellbeing and contributions, and highlights the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. We say thanks to tenants and residents who've been part of the humanitarian response and we explain what we're doing to help. 

    01 Oct 2020 10:00
  18. Bolton’s Fund to invest in digital future

    Bolton’s Fund to invest in digital future

    Charities in Bolton can now bid for funding to help improve their digital skills and make their valuable services even more accessible.

    28 Sep 2020 15:00
  19. #HomesAtTheHeart of prosperous communities

    #HomesAtTheHeart of prosperous communities

    This week (commencing 28 September) the National Housing Federation led #HomesAtTheHeart campaign highlights the role of social landlords in ‘levelling up’ through employment schemes, championing diversity and helping communities to thrive.

    28 Sep 2020 09:00
  20.  #HomesAtTheHeart of settled futures

    #HomesAtTheHeart of settled futures

    This week (commencing 21 September) the National Housing Federation led #HomesAtTheHeart campaign highlights the role of social landlords in helping people have brighter and more settled futures, with a focus on preventing homelessness and providing accommodation.

    21 Sep 2020 07:00
  21. Shared ownership information for Shared Ownership Week 2020

    Shared ownership

    Shared ownership is a way of getting onto the housing ladder without taking out an overbearing mortgage or needing a huge deposit. As part of Shared Ownership Week (Thursday 17 to Wednesday 23 September), we’re explaining how the scheme could help you to own part of your home.

    17 Sep 2020 10:00
  22. Gas Safety Week 2020

    Gas safety

    This week (commencing 14 September) is Gas Safety Week. Gas safety is important all year round of course. Gas Safety Week is led by Gas Safe Register, which is the official gas registration body for the UK. It provides a gentle reminder, if needed, of what steps we should all be taking to protect ourselves and keep our loved ones safe.

    14 Sep 2020 10:00
  23. #HomesAtTheHeart of a greener country

    #HomesAtTheHeart of a greener country

    This week (commencing 7 September) the National Housing Federation led #HomesAtTheHeart campaign focuses on the role of social landlords in lowering carbon emissions and working to provide greener homes, which are increasingly important for people’s health and finances.

    07 Sep 2020 09:00
  24. Bolton's Fund

    New rounds of funding unveiled for Bolton’s volunteer sector

    The partners behind Bolton’s Fund have announced the upcoming rounds of funding that will help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the community. Bolton’s Fund is a voluntary sector grants programme delivered by Bolton Council, NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton at Home and Bolton CVS.

    25 Aug 2020 17:00
  25. Motiv8 awarded extra £4.3m funding to help people get back on track

    Motiv8 awarded extra £4.3m funding to help people get back on track

    Motiv8, a Greater Manchester programme to help people overcome barriers and move towards training and work, is celebrating the award of extra funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund so that they continue to deliver their award winning work.

    24 Aug 2020 14:00
  26. #HomesAtTheHeart of living well

    #HomesAtTheHeart of living well

    This week (commencing 24 August) the National Housing Federation led #HomesAtTheHeart campaign focuses on housing-based care and support, and the benefits of good housing for health.

    24 Aug 2020 09:00
  27. Grow, a film about people growing their own produce at community projects and allotments across Bolton

    Bolton growers star in new film

    A new feature length documentary film starring the people and communities in Bolton who grow their own plants, flowers and vegetables will premiere at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

    21 Aug 2020 10:00
  28. Please be careful with claims companies

    Thanks to those who’ve contacted us and shared concerns about the behaviour of some people representing claims companies operating on our estates. We’ve had recent reports that people have claimed to be from Bolton at Home as a tactic to try to get inside your home. Others have previously claimed to be from Bolton Council.

    13 Aug 2020 10:00
  29. #HomesAtTheHeart of making ends meet, national housing campaign

    #HomesAtTheHeart of making ends meet

    This week (commencing 10 August) the National Housing Federation led #HomesAtTheHeart campaign focuses on housing organisations being able to provide more homes that are affordable and supporting tenants to become financially secure where needed.

    12 Aug 2020 10:00
  30. Launch of State of the Sector 2020

    Launch of State of the Sector

    Help showcase the work of Bolton’s voluntary and community sector through a new State of the Sector Survey.

    03 Aug 2020 14:00
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