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Bolton at Home highly commended in national awards

Bolton at Home highly commended in national awards

Bolton at Home’s urban care and neighbourhood (UCAN) centres have been highly commended at a national awards ceremony that recognises the country’s best community projects.

The six UCAN centres went up against other projects from across the country having previously won the ‘Investing in People’ category at the National Housing Federation’s regional Community Impact Awards back in April.

The UCAN centres in Breightmet, Deane, Johnson Fold, New Bury, Oldhams and Tonge Moor help over 600 people every week.

They offer a range of free services including employment support, opportunities to train and gain qualifications, money and debt advice, and computer facilities.

Mark Turnbull, Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods at Bolton at Home, said: “Our UCAN centres play an increasingly important role in how we deliver services in our neighbourhoods.

“It’s a massive achievement to be highly commended when you consider some of the other amazing community projects from across the country.

“It also provides great recognition for all the hard work done by our staff at the centres.”

The national Investing in People award went to Family Mosaic , a London-based housing organisation, for its Employment Bootcamp initiative.