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Bolton Cardiac Support Group

Bolton Cardiac Support Group (BCSG) meets monthly to offer friendship and support to people who are experiencing or recovering from some form of coronary (heart) cardiovascular illness, such as angina, heart attack, surgery (any) or ischaemic heart disease. The welcome also extends to their carers, spouse, family member or friend. Meetings held on 3rd Wednesday monthly at Egerton United Reformed Church starting at 7.30pm

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Carers Health, Keeping Active and Involved
Bolton Carers Support

Bolton Carers Support is a registered charity that was set up in 1994 and offers a confidential support and information service to carers. We are an independent charity supporting carers over the age of 18 who live in Bolton or who care for someone living in Bolton.

We offer information, a confidential listening ear, opportunities to meet other carers for mutual support, training, short breaks, and can ‘signpost’ you to relevant services that can help you in your caring role. Our services are free of charge, with the exception of our short breaks (for which we make a small charge).

Our services
• A confidential 24/7 Carers Helpline providing information and emotional support
• Information and Advice appointments at our offices
• Benefits Advice appointments
• Short breaks (meals out, day trips) for carers only and additional breaks for carers and cared-for
• A regular programme of carers courses, workshops and learning days
• Carers Emergency Card Scheme
• Free newsletter and information factsheets
• Information points held at locations around the borough
• Talks, presentations and training for health, social care and voluntary sector staff
• Time For You Project

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty
Bolton Children's Opportunity Group

COG NURSERY
Bolton Children’s Opportunity Group (COG) is a local registered charity, whose initial aim was to provide a stepping stone between home, playgroup and/or nursery, for under-fives with disabilities and or special educational needs. Over the years COG has become a leader in the field of inclusive provision for under 5s.
COG gives parents the chance to meet others with similar problems, so they can be of mutual help.
COG has a mini-bus, offering a door-to-door service, to families who would otherwise be unable to attend the group.
COG has input from Speech and Physiotherapists, Health Visitors, Social Workers and Educational Psychologists.
COG is registered with Early Years OFSTED.
BLUE ROOM HIGH NEEDS BASE
This is a small nursery unit for children with
Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) aged 2 – school age. Catering for up to 4 children in either the morning or afternoon sessions

The children work to a structured programme of activities, using pictorial timetables and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) They join the inclusive play sessions for some activities.

The Blue Room receives funding from BMBC

NURTURE GROUP
Is a service that offers support to young children, with challenging behaviours, who are finding it difficult to access the Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Children can spend 6 weeks with us on an assessment basis, or 3 to 4 terms on a permanent placement, whilst still maintaining links with their mainstream Primary School.
BOLTON INFORMATION & ADVISORY SERVICE (SEND)
(Formerly Bolton Parent Partnership Service) offers advice on E.H.C.Plans , reviews and transition plans for children and young people with special educational needs up to the age of 25 years.
The service also provides information on the options and support services available, both locally and nationally, as well as advice on specific areas of learning disabilities.

This service is commissioned by the Local Authority.

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, Carers Education and Personal Development, Play and Children's Activities
Bolton Christian Community Cohesion (BCCC)

Bolton Christian Community Cohesion has 2 main aims: i) to support, inspire and unite Bolton Churches and Christian organisations and ii) to work alongside other faiths and community groups to develop community cohesion across the town. We produce a free fortnightly email bulletin which advertises events, projects, initiatives, courses and job vacancies at churches, Christian organisations and other faith and community groups across the town. If you would like to advertise anything from your group in this bulletin please contact our administrator, Janet Lythgoe, on admin@bolton.gmim.org.uk .

Greater Manchester, 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, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Faith and Faith Communities, Food and Essential Items, Mental Wellbeing
Bolton Citadel Salvation Army

We are a church and registered charity. Under current restrictions our activities are not functioning. Under normal circumstances we have Sunday worship at 10.30am. A toddler group Monday and Friday at 9.30am and a Drop In session on Wednesday at 10am.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Turton All Faith and Faith Communities
Bolton Citizens Advice Bureau

Bolton CAB provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

It values diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and aims to:

• Provide the advice people need for the problems they face
• Improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

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Bolton Clarion Choir

Bolton Clarion Choir is open to all. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, from 2 - 4pm. We sing in parts unaccompaied and you don't need to be able to read music. We sing a variety of songs, including world music and political songs.

Central and Great Lever All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Community First Responders

We are a a group of volunteers who respond to 999 calls on behalf on the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust. Volunteers are trained by NWAS In basic life support and the use of an AED Defibrillator along with other life saving skills. We also have members of staff who work for the ambulance service who also respond voluntarily to help those in the community.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Carers, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , , , , Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men
Bolton Community Transport And Furniture Service

BCTFS (Bolton Community Transport and Furniture Services) has been a registered charity since 1989 selling reused and new furniture in order to provide transport services for those in need in our local community. We work hard to improve our environment by collecting and reselling used furniture and refurbishing electrical goods, working in close partnership with other local organisations.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing Unemployment, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Housing and Homelessness, Keeping Active and Involved, Transport
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Bolton Conservation Volunteers (BCV)

The Bolton Conservation Volunteers (BCV) are one of the region's best
known conservation groups. Established over 40 years ago, it contains
members of all ages who are interested in the care and maintenance of
the local environment.
With BCV you can take part in woodland management, creating and
looking after ponds, planting trees and hedgerows, rebuilding dry stone
walls, hedge laying and much more!
Along with learning new skills you will get the chance to enjoy interesting
places in your local countryside with like minded people.
For more information on taking part and the work that we do, please visit:
http://boltonconservation.org.uk/joining-tasks/ or visit our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/BoltonConservationVolunteers/

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity
Bolton Contemporary CIC

Bolton Contemporary CIC is a socially engaged art group
that works with local people and organisations to make
visual art. We believe making and interacting with visual
art is something that should be accessible to everyone.
We are particularly interested in working with people
representative of Greater Manchester’s diverse
population.
We offer a wide range of workshops and events run by
our staff who are Enhanced DBS checked qualified
teachers. We use our Riso MZ770 to produce art prints,
zines, greetings cards and other publications.
We work with all age groups, abilities and backgrounds
to produce, exhibit and engage with Contemporary Art

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Cricket Club

Bolton Cricket Club provides sporting and recreation facilities, including crciket, crown green bowling, tennis and rounders.

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Bolton CVS

Bolton CVS is an independent organisation which aims to develop and promote voluntary action throughout Bolton in order to meet the needs of the community.

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Bolton Deaf Society

Established over 150 years ago, Bolton Deaf Society is a small independent charity providing practical support to people with hearing loss.
The charity aims to tackle the two linked issues of social isolation, through its social activities, and barriers to communication with the hearing world, through its sign language interpreted information and advocacy services.
The Society predominantly supports profoundly deaf people who are sign language users, but also has a regular hearing aid drop in clinic and provides support to people who are hard of hearing.
The Deaf Centre also hosts BSL training.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Health, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Bolton Dementia Support

BDS is a charity supporting people living with dementia and their carers. We offer memory cafes, carer support, bereavement support and signposting to other agencies.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers Ageing Well, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
Bolton Documentary Photography

Bolton Documentary Photography is a voluntary organisation, a community-arts group of photographers who are creating a pictorial record of life in Bolton.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Leisure and Hobbies, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Fairtrade Town Steering Group

We promote Fairtrade in Bolton. Our aim is to maintain Bolton's status as a Fairtrade town, raise awareness of the benefits of Fairtrade and to increase the number of Fairtrade products sold. We do this by organising events and campaigns as well as working with local schools, faith communities and schools.

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
Bolton Guild of Help

Local Charity providing grants to assist in times of financial hardship. Grants range from £20 to £300 dependant on help required and application details. Appointments for applications can be made by telephone or callins into their office: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 until 3:00.
They manage the Bolton operatic Society Trust, providing an annual grant to local art groups.
They also manage the Joyce Ann anf Frank Smith Animal Charity funds, providing annual grants to local animal charities.

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BOLTON HINDU FORUM

We represent the Hindu community in Bolton.

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), Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, People from minority ethnic communities Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Reconciliation, Sport, Supporting Public Services, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Hot Wheels Cycling Club

Bolton Hot Wheels is a British Cycling Go-Ride Club that provides coaching and opportunities for riders aged 5-16 years to learn and train in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Our main base is Bolton Arena in Horwich, and we do provide cycling opportunities in venues around the borough.

The purposes of the Club are to promote the amateur sport of cycling in Bolton and community participation in the same area. Membership of the Club open to anyone interested in the sport on application regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs.

The club has a fleet of high quality bikes available so we can enable children without access to a bicycle of their own to participate in coaching sessions.

All coaching activities are provided by qualified volunteer coaches. Our coaches are DBS checked, insured and are British Cycling Qualified Volunteer Coaches.

The Club is keen to promote the social side of cycling and encourage all the family to take part in social rides, while also having a strong racing scene. In competitions, our riders have achieved success in many cycling disciplines.

The club delivers Go-Ride coaching activity to develop bike handling and riding skills. As our children develop, they have the opportunity to experiences the different sporting disciplines, including circuit racing, velodrome, dirt jumping, velodrome, mountain biking and cyclocross racing.

Our qualified coaches deliver structured training in a safe traffic free environment at Bolton Arena. The sessions are differentiated to support the needs of early riders through to experienced racers.

Go-Ride races open to all children offer a friendly way to experience competition in a safe, supportive environment.

Through the winter months, we focus on cyclocross skills and racing, and take our training sessions indoors for roller training on dark nights.

Throughout the year, we lead family rides, to take our members out into the fantastic trails that surround Bolton. We can use the British Cycling network to bring in more advanced skills training, subsidise access to specialist coaches, and access dedicated facilities, at deeply subsidised rates to ensure members from lower income backgrounds are not disadvantaged.

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) Education and Personal Development, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport
Bolton Interfaith Council

Bolton Interfaith Council works to promote harmony, understanding and cooperation between all members of the Bolton community, especially with regards to issues that relate to faith, belief & working together as one community.

We do this by bringing people together through various events and projects
to celebrate the diversity we have in our town. We believe that interfaith
work - through dialogue, discussion, respect and education - is of huge
importance in today's troubled world.

Our current projects include:
• Faith trails to places of worship
• Organising and participating in civic and community events
• Interfaith Week activities
• Working with young people

Please get in touch for more information or if you would like to get involved.

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Bolton Library & Museum Services

Need a change of scene? In a reading rut? Join us at Bolton Central Library on the second Friday of every month from 2 – 3 pm. An opportunity to listen, chat, enjoy, relax as we bring the written word to life, with readings from your favourite poems and novels. Become a Reading Friend and take time out, meet new people, share stories. All welcome for a cuppa and chat.

Want to know more? Ring 01204 332853 and ask for Emma or Charlotte. Or email libraries@bolton.gov.uk

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Little Theatre

Bolton Little Theatre is a vibrant amateur theatre run entirely by volunteers.
We have two stages the main proscenium theatre and a smaller studio-type know as The Forge. We put on seven Productions a year in our basic season running for 7or 8 nights and have recently added “Plays Plus” for more challenging material which run just 4 nights.
We rehearse
We welcome new members to come along on Monday Night at 7.30 (when the play is not on) to our Club night. This will give you an opportunity to talk to some of the department heads and see what goes on behind the scenes. There are many opportunities whatever your talents; experience is not necessary as enthusiasm is all that is needed!

Central and Great Lever All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service

When you’re affected by cancer having the right kind of information and support, at the right time, is essential. No one should face cancer alone. The Macmillan Information and Support Service provides a confidential, drop in service for anyone affected by cancer.

This includes people who:
• require information about cancer
• have a cancer diagnosis
• have survived cancer
• are living with the consequences of a cancer diagnosis
• are looking to reduce the risks of cancer
• are a carer, relative, or a friend of someone with cancer
• are a health professional

How we can help
Staffed by Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Specialists and trained volunteers, we are able to provide:
• literature on all aspects of living with cancer
• internet access to guide people to appropriate information resources
• the opportunity to discuss treatments, side effects and other cancer related issues
• a private room to talk to someone in confidence
• information and support over the phone for those not able to access the service in person

We also offer

• links to local and national support services
• signposting to self help and support groups
• access to benefits advice
• referral to other available support services
• cancer awareness sessions
• links to other voluntary and statutory agencies
• cancer information in large print, audio format and some languages other than English
Macmillan Benefits Advise Service
When you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, money might not be one of the first things you think about. But having cancer can be expensive. If you or family have been affected by cancer, you can get free, confidential advice from our specialist Benefits Adviser.
We can help you with:
• applying for benefits
• applying for tax credits
• health costs, such as travel to hospital for treatment
• accessing charitable grants
• applying for transport concessions, such as a disabled parking badge
• housing costs
• other problems, such as debt and employment

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Men and Women, Carers Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Relieving Poverty, Support for People with Physical Disabilities