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Organisation description Where the organisation operates Who the organisation is for The organisation's themes
SAVI (Social Activities for the Visually Impaired) Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Seven Acres Swifts Wildlife Watch Club

The group promotes community activities in and around Seven Acres Country Park in Breightmet and Tonge. Wildlife and heritage-themed events and activities are organised, which are open to all. The group meets monthly (see website) and holds activities throughout the year.

Breightmet & Little Lever All, Young Children (aged 0 -12) The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Animal Welfare
South Lancashire Bat Group

Rescue injured and grounded bats.
Undertake bat surveys.
Provide and give talks.
Arrange and deliver Bat walks.
Undertake visits to peoples houses who have bats and questions, this is via Natural England.
Undertake research on bats.
Collect records of bat sightings.
Give advice around developments which could affect bats.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Animal Welfare, Environmental Protection or Improvement
Speakeasy

Speakeasy makes a positive difference to the lives of people who have aphasia and their carers. Based in Bury, but covering the North West, we provide support, advice and information, therapy activity and opportunity to improve communication, develop confidence, and reconnect with our communities. Our services are created by and for people with aphasia and specialist speech and language therapists.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Health, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
St Augustine's Tonge Moor

Church of England. Main sunday mass 10.30. Other services as advertised on porch notice.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Halliwell & Crompton All
St Georges Day Centre (Bolton) Ltd

St George’s provides a safe and friendly environment that is designed to provide structure to the lives of adults who have experienced mental health problems and promote recovery through a range of structured social and therapeutic activities.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, People experiencing mental health issues Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
St James Breightmet Parish Centre

This is a parish and community centre offering a local base where people can meet in comfortable surroundings.

Breightmet & Little Lever Offenders / Ex-offenders, People with learning disabilities, Tenants and residents, People experiencing Unemployment, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , Older people, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
St Matthews Coffee Shop

The coffee shop is not running at present due to covid.

Breightmet & Little Lever All Being Included/Social Inclusion
St Osmund & Andrew's RC Primary School

This is a Roman Catholic Primary School with approximately 400 pupils aged from 3 to 11 years. There is a breakfast club, an after-school club, holiday clubs and activity clubs, open for 51 weeks a year. There is also an extended services community nursery with pupils from 3 months to 5 years.

Breightmet & Little Lever Young Children (aged 0 -12) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Step Together Ex Offender Project

Step Together Volunteering supports people with complex needs across the UK who face significant risk of social exclusion. We combine intensive asset-based mentoring with bespoke volunteering placements, helping people with complex needs to recognise and develop the skills, self-esteem, confidence, aspirations and social capital they need to move forward and live life to their full potential.
We have two programmes operating across Greater Manchester (including Bolton), one supporting young people with complex needs, and the other supporting people facing significant barriers due to involvement with the criminal justice system.
We also offer a six-week course called For MY Future which looks at self-confidence, self-esteem, Decision Making/ Motivation & Self Belief, Disclosure Information and Advice, Advice around CV, Interview Techniques, and access to wider opportunities with our partner agencies once the course is completed.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People experiencing Homelessness, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Reconciliation, Supporting Public Services, Unemployment/Employment
Street Soccer Academy

Engaging with individuals with complex and multiple needs through FA Charter Standard Football Coaching and Football Fitness Sessions. Places are available by referral only. Centres across Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Check website www.streetsocceracademy.co.uk for criteria, times and days of operation.

Breightmet & Little Lever Offenders / Ex-offenders, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, , Only Men Physical Activity
Sudanese Community in Bolton

The relief of refugees and those seeking asylum and their dependants in need thereof, to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within a new community by the provision of

(a) information, advice, signposting, and guidance.

(b) educational and recreational programmes.

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, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Unemployment/Employment
Supported Living Services (NW) Ltd

What We Do
SLS are a specialist care provider that supports individuals with learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, sensory processing difficulties, learning difficulties or complex health needs to live in their own home and access the community, while being supported by a team of well trained and committed staff. SLS follows the principles of Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support, this means we never make the assumption that someone can't do something, we support people to be independent and do as much as they can for themselves.

SLS will support and advise individuals and their families through the transition process of moving into their own home for the first time, alternatively SLS will work in partnership to create a flexible support package for people requiring support in their current home, or if you are looking to change your current support provider. This may mean supporting someone 24 hours a day 7 days a week or providing support for a number of agreed hours each day, increasing to full time support, we understand the importance of getting it right from the start.

SLS encourages individuals and their families to be part of the recruitment process and sit in on any formal interviews that are carried out while recruiting staff to support you or your family member. SLS recognises that a key element to successful long term support is building positive and trusting relationships between the person receiving the support, their family members and the support provider, it is crucial to us that we know you are happy with the service you are receiving, and you feel confident and comfortable to discuss or challenge anything you wish.

We can offer help with:
• How to access support if you currently don’t receive any.
• Deciding the best way to use your money, whether this is through a direct payment or individual service fund (ISF).
• Transition planning if you are moving into your own home for the first time or from another property, this may need to start with a few hours a week building to up to full time support if that’s what is needed for the individual being supported.
• Provide guidance on how to access benefits including Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), housing benefit, Universal Credit etc.
• Support you with finding the correct property to meet your needs and understanding what adaptations may be required to make a property suitable.
• Support planning while working in partnership with individuals, their families, local authority and health professionals, to ensure there is a clear person centre support plan in place that has clear short and long term goals agreed.
• Networking with other individuals and families receiving or looking for support in their own home.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Men and Women, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, Carers, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Survivors Manchester

Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led/survivor-run voluntary organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, and sexual abuse to work through personal and sometimes painful issues.

Our work is concentrated on empowering men to make their own positive life choices and begin their own unique journey of healing. Being in contact with other survivors allows one to feel less isolated; feel connected and break the silence and legacy of abuse.

We work with guys however they want us to, the important thing is that they are in control of their journey; with support they can work out what it is they need; and they can help themselves to become the person they really want to be and not what they think others want them to be and so begin a journey of supported discovery and self-healing.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Only Men, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Homelessness, Victims / survivors of crime Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Mental Wellbeing, Supporting Victims of Crime
Talk Listen Change (TLC)

We are TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and our mission is simple; to support safe, healthy & happy relationships.
We not only offer a range of services and projects across Greater Manchester and the wider North West area, but we increasingly work in collaboration with other organisations to pilot innovative ways of supporting individuals, couples, families and communities.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Domestic Abuse and Violence
The Bolton Ladies

The Bolton Ladies are a small community group run by women 18 and over. The purpose is to support women and families together. If you're looking for someone to talk to, then Bolton Ladies are here to help.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Westhoughton Only Women Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing
The Bond Board

The Bond Board offers a non cash deposit to private landlords for those moving into private rented property
The criteria is as follows :
Age 18-65
Homeless or threatened with homelessness
On benefits or a low income
Local connection to Bolton
We can also assist with all tenancy related issues including, benefits, rent arrears, disrepair, housing advice

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Tenants and residents Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Housing and Homelessness
The Community Help and Information Service CIC (CHIS)

We are an independent, multi-skilled company who work with Charities and Voluntary, Community & Faith groups.
We do this by providing our clients with a wide range of services on a not-for-profit basis.
Our clients are driven by their own passion and commitment. But we know they sometimes need a bit of extra support. (When the sea might get a bit choppy!) Funding might be short. Key people might leave at critical times. Or they may be reviewing their future direction and plans - especially during times of change. We offer a menu of services to help our clients during these critical times.
In the past, voluntary organisations have turned to their local Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) or equivalent and we would suggest that this be the first port of call for most organisations seeking help. But because of the current economic climate it is increasingly likely that many areas are without a CVS or have a CVS with reduces resources. Therefore, we wish to be complementary to services offered by a CVS, or an alternative where a CVS cannot help.
For information on services that we offer, for example, grant funding applications or mentoring a key person in a group or organisation such as a Chair, Chief Officer or Manager. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Citizenship/Community Development
The Darren Deady Foundation

“We are a team made up of forces veterans and experienced volunteers. We help forces veterans and their families and general people in need from our local communities.”
Activities include;
• Organising day trips out
• Providing an allotment for recreation and wellbeing
• Cycling activities
• Model building
• Breakfast clubs
• A foodbank etc

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, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Food and Essential Items, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Unemployment/Employment
The Destitution Project

The Destitution Project (DP) aims to provide a safe environment for refugees and asylum seekers where they can find friendship, food and practical help. Our support is particularly focused on assisting asylum seekers including those who are destitute (i.e., with No Recourse to Public Funds)
The Destitution Project has operated a Drop-In Centre at the Victoria Hall since 2001 and also provides casework support for asylum seekers including those who are destitute or have No Recourse to Public Funds.
Initially the Destitution Project came under the umbrella of BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers), but when BRASS moved away from the Victoria Hall to new premises in 2015, the Destitution Project started life of its own as an independent, registered charity with its own constitution, volunteers and many kind supporters. We currently have 35-40 volunteers and 3 part-time paid staff. We work in collaboration with other organisations like BRASS, Red Cross and City of Sanctuary who also support asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton.

The Drop-in takes place each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm. Casework services are provided at the Drop-in on Wednesdays and by appointments on Fridays from 10am to 1pm.

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, Relieving Poverty
The Launch Project

The Launch Project provides poverty relief services including a mobile food pantry, discounted fresh fruit and veg boxes, free sanitary items and other poverty relief services across Greater Manchester,

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Relieving Poverty
The Life Support Group

We are a non-profit Mental Health Peer Support Group based in Little Lever Bolton.
We provide a safe place for people to come, take off their mask, and be around like minded people who understand what their going through.
The Group welcomes anybody who is struggling with any kind of life problem from depression to anxiety to people who are being bullied or feel unworthy or are just fed up with day to day life.

Breightmet & Little Lever People experiencing mental health issues Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Mental Wellbeing
The Mill Community Grocery

We know that many households have been feeling the financial impact of Covid-19. In response to this, we have launched The Mill Community Grocery in Bolton to help local residents with their weekly food shop.

We provide a great selection of healthy branded items that you’d expect to find at your local supermarket but for a fraction of the price. We’re run on a membership basis designed for anyone who is struggling to afford the everyday basics by offering a full selection of groceries for just £3.

We’ve even price matched a few of our standard shops against high street supermarkets and found that our members can save over £40 on each visit.

We know choosing the items you like for your family is really important and so we have thousands of products to select from each week with new lines added each day. Our members not only get to save on their food shop but they also get to play their part in helping to protect the environment. Lots of the items in our grocery have been given to us by local supermarkets and would have normally ended up going into landfill.

The food is all great, and there are many reasons why supermarkets have surplus food to donate. It may be there are packaging mistakes, errors with ordering or that the food that ends up too close to its ‘best before’ date for them to sell. So they’ve given it to the Community Grocery.

As we are reliant on what supermarkets donate to us we can’t guarantee what items we’ll have in stock for you on each visit, so you may find that you need to do a top up shop during the week for any key items you’re missing. We receive new collections every day and so to be the first to see what goodies we have in stock, make sure you follow your local Community Grocery Facebook or Instagram pages.

And there’s more. All of our members will be able to access loads of other benefits like job clubs, cooking classes, money management courses, mental wellbeing courses, parent/toddler sessions, youth activities, volunteering and much more.

How it works:

1. To become a member, just visit our grocery any time whilst we’re open (Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm) and we’ll get you signed up straight away and then walk you through your first shop. It’s £5 for 1 years membership and you can visit our grocery twice a week.

2. A standard shop in the grocery is £3 and at the start of the day we set limits on how much you can take from each section depending on how much supply we have. A normal £3 shop will typically fill 2-3 shopping bags include the following items:

• 1 Sliced Loaf of Bread
• 5 Portions of Fruit & Veg
• 5 Shelf Items (things like cereal, pasta, sauces, crisps, chocolate etc.)
• 2 Fridge Items
• 2 Frozen Items
• 2 Mix & Match Items (a selection of different tinned food)
• 1 Non-Food Item
• 1 PPE Item (masks or sanitiser)
• We also have some little extra items you can get on top of your shop
for £0.50. These include items like fresh milk or eggs.

3. All of our Community Groceries will also be running a variety of free services and events to get to know our members better and help support them with any specific needs. Once these go live, you can sign up for them in the grocery.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Environmental Protection or Improvement, Food and Essential Items
The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is a woodland conservation charity. The Smithills Estate project in Bolton is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to engage Bolton communities with the landscape at our Estate, and to encourage social enterprise on the Estate. It is the largest site owned by the Woodland Trust in England, with a dedicated team based in Bolton.

As an organisation, the Woodland Trust protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. In Bolton, we have a specific remit to work with local communities to increase access and engagement.

Join the Woodland Trust and City of Trees for a monthly activity at Smithills Estate, designed to be suitable for anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. Join us for indoor and outdoor nature based activities that will improve Health and Wellbeing. Activities include walking, low level practical conservation and woodland crafts. All abilities welcome to join in and have a go.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Halliwell & Crompton, Turton Carers, Young Children (aged 0 -12), Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25) Physical Activity, Ageing Well, , Animal Welfare
thebox.tv

The Videobox is a social enterprise, founded in 2009, based in Breightmet but delivering sessions and projects across Bolton. Our participants are all ages from newborns to those in their late 80's. We use arts, film and social activities to engage, inspire and support local people. We deliver free social eating sessions in Breightmet for isolated older people, free community cinema in community buildings and care homes, a women's group, parent and child art workshops, youth projects and more. We also produce short films for, and with, local groups and organisations.

Breightmet & Little Lever All, Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts