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About our UCAN centres

The doors to our UCAN centres are currently shut but we're still around to support you. The poster below shows how they're continuing to help: 

A poster detailing the services on offer from our UCAN teams even whilst our centres are shut. They can help with accessing benefits, job searching and CVs, reducing electricity bills, health/wellbeing advice, and housing support.

Our helpful and friendly staff provide a little bit of everything in our UCAN centres, so no matter what you are looking for or what support you need, this is the right place for you!

We have centres across Bolton - click here to find your nearest UCAN centre.

In most centres you'll be able to find:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Help finding you a job
  • Free use of the internet and computers
  • Training courses
  • Access to social activities and community groups
  • Help with housing issues and benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support and advice
  • Help with money matters
  • Free use of the phone
  • And lots more- all for FREE.

Find your nearest UCAN centre

We have centres across Bolton.

Click here to find your nearest UCAN centre.

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UCAN customer - online job searches

Jane attended the UCAN centre for support with IT and job searching online. Jane has recently moved from the South and was feeling very isolated as she had no support in this area. She also was not confident with computers as she was scared she might break them due to her lack of knowledge.

We looked at her job search on her universal credit account and applied for positions online with some assistance. I discussed the functions of the universal credit system and explained how it worked. She took all the information in really well and picked it up fast.

Jane was able to complete her own job search and said she feels a lot better when applying for positions as she now can work alone.

Jane regularly attends the UCAN centre and Harwood library to use the computers and complete her job search online, she gained confidence throughout the sessions and has a lot less anxiety when working on a computer.

Need help setting up an email address?

Click here for a guide on how to set up an email address (WikiHow).

We have free access to computers and the internet in our UCAN centres.

If you need help setting up an email address we can support you. Call us on 01204 328000 to find your nearest centre or click here to find your nearest UCAN centre.

Mindfulness with Karen Openshaw

Click here to watch Mindfulness sessions from Karen Openshaw.

Karen offers a much-loved 'Listening Ear' service to our staff and has produced these sessions exclusively for anyone visiting the Bolton at Home website/Facebook page.

In your words

"It never goes away, it is part of you and you are part of the Centre"

"I just wish there was something like this in every town, I think it's absolutely brilliant and if I did meet anyone who needed anything I would just direct them to the UCAN."

UCAN customer feedback