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Organisation description Where the organisation operates Who the organisation is for The organisation's themes
Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK is a national charity supporting people with sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want.
We help people to live with deafblindness by making connections, building their confidence and independence.
Living with combined sight and hearing loss can be frightening. Our team of experts is here every step of the way to reassure, advise or just to be someone to turn to if there is no one else.

Our services include:
Helpline
Wellbeing and emotional support
Care and support
Supported living
Befriending
Social groups
Technology
Open Hand magazine
Holidays
Empowering support

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, Carers, Service and ex-service people Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Extra Readers

We instil the love of reading in children age 5-12 by encouraging them to read daily, using targets and reward systems. Helping children who have just migrated into the UK to blend into the system and fall in love with reading, meet with children who are avid readers in the library once a month to discuss books, and become of like minds.

Promoting creative writing and making young authors through weekly online creative writing lesson and annual contests. Children are encouraged to use their imaginations and are taught grammar lessons.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Children with Additional Needs Education and Personal Development, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Fairtrade In Bolton

Fairtrade in Bolton is a volunteering group which exists to promote the justice and goodness of fair trade We meet bi-monthly to plan events and activities. Meetings are on various weekdays at 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm. All are welcome to join us. We are supported by Bolton Council.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Citizenship/Community Development, Human Rights, Relieving Poverty
Farnworth Baptist Church (including Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank)

Farnworth Baptist Church exists to demonstrate God’s love to the community in practical ways.
We offer small groups where people can get to know one another, Toddlertime for parents and toddlers, a community coffee shop, ESOL classes, a Workclub, a mental health and wellbeing craft group, a Foodbank, an alternative education centre for young people disaffected with mainstream education, adult education, benefits and welfare advice with a specialism in disability, befriending and debt.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing housing issues, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Faith and Faith Communities, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Unemployment/Employment
Farnworth Performing Arts Company

We stage plays, pantomimes and musicals each year at various venues around Bolton. We also have a choir that sings at venues including sheltered housing, retirement homes, church halls and restaurants.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Music, Physical Activity, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Friends Of Queens Park

Friends of Queens Park is an independent body of local residents and park users, working closely with Bolton Council on subjects concerning the maintenance and development of the park. Also to promote wide range events and initiatives, including health and fitness related activities, the arts and environmental issues.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Physical Activity, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Gateway Support Group

To advance the education and training of those granted refugee status and their dependents in need thereof in the Borough of Bolton so as to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within a new community. To help develop the capacity and skills of refugees and asylum seekers in the borough in such a way that they are better able to identify and help meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Keeping Active and Involved, Play and Children's Activities, Unemployment/Employment
George House Trust

George House Trust provides support services to people living with HIV, their carers, partners and families. Their comprehensive range of services includes the following:
• One to one support
• Volunteer support
• Advice and advocacy
• Information
• Support groups
• Events and courses
• Support for carers and children
• Financial support

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Health
Golden Oldies

Based in Tonge with the Haulgh, Golden Oldies is a group of men and women aged 60 - 94 years.
The aim is to prevent mental and social isolation.
The centre is open 4 days a week:
Monday 9.30am - 12noon - board games and a good chat
Tuesday 1pm - 3pm - crafts
Wednesday 9.30am – 12noon - bingo and a chat
Thursday 1pm - 4pm - dominoes and bingo
Speakers come in to deliver health and wellbeing and other subjects
We have armchair yoga sessions monthly.

Breightmet & Little Lever Men and Women, Older people, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
Grace Church

As a church community we offer a number of groups as well as our Sunday services. We have a baby & toddler group, a senior citizens group (that includes chair based exercises) and a youth group. We run Lifeskills courses twice a year. We also hire out our building to local community groups.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Faith and Faith Communities, Play and Children's Activities
Greater Manchester Chamber Communities Foundation

Greater Manchester Chamber Communities Foundation (GMCCF) supports the prevention of poverty in Greater Manchester by providing services to individuals and communities in need or charities or other organisations working to prevent poverty in Greater Manchester. We provide facilities to the residents of Greater Manchester in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents of Greater Manchester.
Our vision is one of happy and safe communities where no one is isolated, left out, vulnerable or unable to fulfill their potential due to their adverse social or economic conditions. We want communities where people are treated the same and feel able to contribute to help make their community a better place to live. Our mission is to help individuals and communities in poverty or at risk of being in poverty get access to services, which help them create a future that is safe, fair and free from poverty. We will also provide facilities to individuals, which provide community-based recreation and leisure actives, helping to improve the conditions of life for our residents. Our social mission is to collaborate with charities and other organisations to collectively assist in the delivery of services to help prevent poverty in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, People from minority ethnic communities Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Equality and Diversity, Relieving Poverty
Group Analysis North (GAN)

Group Analysis North is a registered charity and it offers training in and activities which support group psychotherapy and group analysis. The training is in 4 levels, basic, Foundation, Diploma and Qualifying. GAN also supports local voluntary organisations by offering free places on its course for those organisations which meet the criteria.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Mental Wellbeing
Healthwatch Bolton

We have been set up by the government which means we are a statutory body. We listen to the experiences of health and care services from the whole community with the aim of providing a voice for people to have their say. The aim is to ensure people’s voices are heard by those providing and making decisions about local health and care services.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Mental Wellbeing
Henshaws

Supporting Blind and Partially sighted Adults and Children and their families

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever All
Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead is a provider of premium quality support at home, primarily for older people. These services include companionship, home help, personal care and dementia care. We also provide extended levels of care such as 24 hour and Live In Care.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people Ageing Well, Emotional Wellbeing, Food and Essential Items, Health, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Saving Life, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services
Home-Start Host (Bolton Babies in Mind)

The perinatal mental health support groups are a place for families with children aged 0-2 to build on their relationship with each other in a nurturing, encouraging environment.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Farnworth & Kearsley Young Children (aged 0 -12), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together) Mental Wellbeing
Home-Start HOST (HOST)

We support families with young children, helping parents cope with challenges and nurturing their strength and confidence to give their children the best start in life.

Our staff and volunteers support families with children under 5, who may be facing varied challenges, which may include mental or physical health challenges, financial difficulties, postnatal depression or multiple births.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton Families (Parents and Children Together) Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities
Inspire: Serving Your Community (Inspire SYC)

Inspire SYC aims to empower of people living in Bolton to live better and
healthier lifestyles and to help them get quality support where necessary
by providing support groups, activities, and aid. The development of
people, particularly BAME communities and younger people is achieved
by training workshops, sports, arts, mentoring and community
development/cohesion projects.
The wider community is supported through distribution of food and
essential items to the less fortunate and to the elderly alongside
organising community cohesion activities which involve larger group
cohorts.
Inspire SYC further strives to identify and tackle inequalities, represent
and work for people who are living in deprived communities. It enables
said people to participate in their healthcare; make safe and informed
career choices and to give confidence and empowerment through
various mediums such as training, mentoring and the arts.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Looked-After Children and Young People, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, People from minority ethnic communities Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Faith and Faith Communities, Food and Essential Items, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport
JIGSAW - Bolton Stroke Group

Jigsaw is a self-help group, to help stroke survivors and their carers adjust to life after a stroke.
The objectives of Jigsaw are:-
* To help stroke survivors regain confidence and self-esteem
* To aid socialisation
* To support and advise other stroke survivors

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, People with physical disabilities, Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing
Justicia, Bolton's Fair Trade Shop

Justicia is a not for profit social enterprise with a shop staffed by volunteers selling fair trade goods. We promote fair trade by taking goods to interested group and giving talks or school assemblies as appropriate. We have volunteering opportunities for those seeking to get back into the workplace.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
Khulisa

We deliver a unique and powerful behaviour change intervention programme addressing violence and the crime cycle. This programme is currently delivered in HMP Forest Bank Prison to males from the Bolton area. We continue offering support in the community when they are released. We also deliver the programme to year 7 pupils in a school in Bolton. We are also in the process of setting up a mentoring scheme in Bolton using volunteers.

Breightmet & Little Lever Offenders / Ex-offenders, People experiencing Unemployment, Victims / survivors of crime, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing Homelessness, , People experiencing mental health issues, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
King's Community

We aim to deliver a sustainable mental wellbeing programme from a Christian faith perspective throughout Primary Schools within the area of Little Lever,
We aim to engage with local teenagers, gain an understanding of their current issues, and to respond through facilitating a safe space for them to meet,.
We aim to help adults at risk by providing care and support, whilst empowering them to take control, through training them in basic life skills such as money management, budget shopping and cooking.

Breightmet & Little Lever Young Children (aged 0 -12), Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Kingdom Fellowship (KF)

Kingdom Fellowship is a Christian church that supports people from all backgrounds in the community. Our focus is on supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of people of Bolton.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Mental Wellbeing
KRIMMZ Girls Youth Club

To further provisions and resources for young girls, in particular from ethnic minority backgrounds residing in Bolton - through a youth club setting.
Promotion of social welfare and inclusion, providing recreational and leisure time activities

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Children with Additional Needs, Only Women, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, People from minority ethnic communities Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Reconciliation, Relieving Poverty, Saving Life, Science and Technology, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Supporting Victims of Crime, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport, Unemployment/Employment
Lagan's Foundation

Lagan’s Foundation bridges the gap between hospital and home by providing support, respite and home care to families of children and young people aged 0-19 with complex health needs, specialising in heart defects and feeding issues.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Children with Additional Needs, Families (Parents and Children Together), Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Health, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities