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Bolton Malayalee Association

A group of 80 families living in Bolton who migrated ot the UK from South India.

Central and Great Lever, Farnworth & Kearsley People from minority ethnic communities The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Bolton Methodist Mission

Church with a difference- largest venue in Bolton and has key partnerships with Brass, Simeon Centre and Steps

Central and Great Lever All
Bolton Mountain Rescue Team

Think “Mountain Rescue”, and you could be forgiven for not thinking “Bolton”.
Nevertheless we’ve been providing a volunteer search & rescue service, covering an area of over 800 square kilometres since 1968. There are over 150 calls on our service each year.

We cover an area from Darwen in the north to Manchester Airport in the south, Wigan to the west and the centre of Manchester to the east. It’s true – that sounds like a mainly urban area that you wouldn’t associate with “Mountain Rescue” however our patch contains quite a lot of moors and open land which is full of walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and horse riders.

And that’s not the end of the story. Believe it or not many of the incidents we attend aren’t on the moors at all. Whether it’s a 10 year old child who’s fallen off a rope swing and is stuck in a stream bed, an elderly person who’s been reported missing from home, or looking after stranded motorists on snowbound motorways, you’ll find Bolton MRT working alongside the police, ambulance and fire services of Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Health, Physical Activity, Saving Life, Supporting Public Services
Bolton Newstalk

We record the Bolton News, and distribute it on USB memory sticks, via the Royal Mail, to over 200 visually impaired people.

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, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provides patient care in the community at health centres and clinics as well as services such as district nursing and intermediate care. We also provide services at the Royal Bolton Hospital.
Volunteers play a vital role in supporting our staff to deliver the highest quality care and improving the experience of our patients and visitors. They sacrifice their time to help provide a warm and friendly environment and help our staff by assisting with services of a non-clinical nature which enhance patient care.
There are a number of voluntary roles, from welcoming patients and visitors and helping them to find their way around the hospital, to supporting our fundraising activities.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Unemployment/Employment
Bolton Parent Carers

BPC is the parent carer forum for the Bolton area. We work with SEND professionals across education, health and social care to ensure that the views, opinions and experiences of local families are heard by those planning, developing and reviewing services that 0-25’s with SEND use. We provide opportunities for parents and carers to access workshops and a variety of activities to enable them to meet other parent carers.

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, Equality and Diversity, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Bolton Prostate Cancer Support Group

The group supports people affected by prostate cancer. There are no meetings at present but support and advice is still available by phone.

Bolton Prostate Cancer Support Group is part of the national organisation
• Raises awareness of prostate cancer within community
• Offers support to men, their partners, families and carers.
• Offers a safe and confidential environment to talk to others with similar experiences.
• Share knowledge of treatments
• Signpost you to other organisations
• Offer information on lifestyle, well-being and use of our library.
• Meet 2nd Wednesday of month 2pm - 4pm St Luke’s Church, Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 3BE
• Social events, lunches, conferences.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Only Men, Carers Health
Bolton Ring & Ride

Ring and Ride provides a door to door mini bus service for people of all ages who find it very difficult to use ordinary public transport

, Central and Great Lever All Animal Welfare
Bolton Rugby Union Football Club

Bolton RUFC looks after the promotion and playing of the rugby union in Bolton. Mini, junior and adult rugby are available. Please visit the website for more details and information.

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), Men and Women, Service and ex-service people Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport
Bolton Rugby Union Football Club - Junior Section

Bolton RUFC looks after the promotion and playing of the rugby union in Bolton. Mini and Junior rugby, for ages 5 up to 18. Spectating and socialising for parents. Please visit the website for more details and information.

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), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together) Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport
Bolton Scottish Dance Club

The club was formed in 1954 to provide a venue for Scottish Country Dancing in Bolton. It provides an opportunity for members to learn new dances as well as enjoy the old ones and to attend weekend dances run by several clubs around Lancashire and Cheshire. It is very much a social class and the emphasis is on enjoying the dancing. We hold weekly classes at 8 pm on Monday evenings at Stepping Stones Nursery, Chorley Old Road, from August to May. The club is open to all; Scottish Country Dancing is very popular around the world and while we have some Scottish members, the majority are English.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton Men and Women Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity
Bolton Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets helps to launch young people for life today, transforming them into confident, resilient young people who thrive in a complex world, whatever they want to be when they leave school. It offers young people the opportunity to experience challenges and develop friendships through working as team.
It also offers volunteers a chance to develop new, transferable, skills and to help young people be the best they can be.

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
Bolton Shopmobility

We provide free loan of electric scooters and wheelchairs for use within the town centre, Monday to Friday. There are several free dedicated parking bays within the car park, located close to Shopmobility. We also provide a short term loan service for members at a substantially reduced daily or weekly rate. From the New Horizons Centres in Back Bark Street, Shopmobiity provides an equipment, information and advice service.

, Central and Great Lever People with learning disabilities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, Victims / survivors of crime, Carers, , People from minority ethnic communities, Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Solidarity Community Association

A range of services working particularly but not exclusively with new communities.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, Tenants and residents Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Housing and Homelessness, Play and Children's Activities, Sport, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Unemployment/Employment
Bolton Sports Federation

The Bolton Sports Federation (BSF) is a voluntary group covering ladies' hockey, ladies' rounders, men's over 35s football, men's tennis with a men's, ladies and junior league. The leagues organise matches and manage their own affairs. The BSF Executive Committee oversees the various leagues.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women Physical Activity, Sport
Bolton Together

Bolton Together is a collaboration of diverse community and voluntary sector providers delivering evidenced based interventions to support children, young people and families in Bolton. We support young people to reach their full potential and to improve their health and well-being. We contract manage key programmes for the CCG and NHS Trust, working with partners to attract additional funding into Bolton and make the best use of the Bolton pound to improve outcomes for children and young people.

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), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, People experiencing mental health issues, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities
Bolton Town Centre Workplace Chaplaincy

Bolton Town Centre Workplace Chaplaincy offers a listening ear and support to people who work in shops, hospitality and other businesses in Bolton Town Centre. If any staff members are going through a time of illness, bereavement, worry or concern of any kind our team are there to listen, and, when appropriate, signpost people to relevant support services in Bolton.

Central and Great Lever Men and Women Health, Mental Wellbeing, Unemployment/Employment
Bolton Toy Library

Bolton Toy Library is a registered charity established in 1981. We provide regular ‘drop ins’ to support the children’s development (0-11 years) enabling families to meet to access information and gain support. We loan quality resources to children, families, schools, nurseries, foster carers, childminders and practitioners. Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities/additional needs [SEND] are able to borrow specialised resources that are tailored for their needs. We operate an Outreach service that delivers toys/resources to the home (High priority during Covid19)

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), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), 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, Refugees and asylum seekers, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Bolton U3A

University of the Third Age (U3A) is a welcoming and stimulating self-help organisation, operating at local, regional and national levels, for older people – or 'third-agers' – who are no longer in full-time employment and who retain an interest in life-long learning and social recreation in the company of like-minded friends.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies
Bolton Wanderers Disability Football Club

Providing regular training and competitive football matches for adults with disabilities

Our projects are currently aimed at a range of disabilities including Moderate Learning Difficulties, Autism, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Cerebral Palsy and Downs Syndrome.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities Physical Activity, Sport
Bolton Wanderers in the Community

Across Bolton we deliver a number of programmes and projects working with a wide range of ages from 5 years old through to 95 years old. Our programmes include working with primary schools and their pupils to inspire them to learn, be active and develop important life skills. We also work with secondary school pupils to improve their employability, life skills and personal development. Through our mentoring programme we carry out interventions with identified children who require additional support; whether that is in their behaviour, English, Maths, confidence or physical literacy. We have a large youth outreach and engagement programme, working in youth settings and in areas where there are identified high levels of anti-social behaviour. We have a disability programme which aims to increase to numbers of those with disabilities playing sport and creating an active and healthy way of life. This includes offering qualifications, meaningful work placements and volunteering opportunities and increasing their social and support network. We deliver weight management programmes to men, as well as mental health programmes. We work with those aged 55+ across a number of programmes including physical activity projects, other projects that look to reduce social isolation through bringing people together, garden gate visits to their houses, making welfare phone calls, delivering a sporting reminiscence session at the stadium. We have also worked with primary schools and older members of the community to deliver an intergenerational programme of work.

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), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs, Families (Parents and Children Together), Only Men, Only Women, 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, Refugees and asylum seekers, Offenders / Ex-offenders Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Unemployment/Employment
Bolton Wholefood Co-operative

We are a collective that buys food and household products in bulk, direct from the wholesaler. We buy anything our members want, organic produce, nuts rice, flour, sugar-free jams, foods suitable for allergy sufferers, also household products and toiletries that are made from natural ingredients and are not tested on animals. None of the products contain genetically modified ingredients.
The benefits to our members are the wholesale prices and the freshness and quality of the products. The idea behind the co-operative is that members share the work involved in the ordering and distribution and help each other develop skills that will enable each other to do the work.

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, Health
Bolton's Money Skills Service

Bolton Council’s Money Skills offer a range of FREE and impartial advice to Bolton residents.
The Money Advice team can help with debts including:
• Rent or Mortgage Arrears
• Council Tax
• Energy Bills
• Credit Card Bills

We can do this by negotiating affordable repayments on your behalf.
We also offer advice and assistance with court forms plus debt relief orders and bankruptcy.
The Money Skills team can help with advice on:
• Budgeting
• Making ends meet
• Savings on gas and electricity
• Energy efficiency advice
• Switching to a cheaper tariff or supplier

Due to government restrictions all appointments are via telephone

Money Advice
01204 331 965 or
01204 332 916

Money Skills
01204 331 983
or
01204 331 968

This service is for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Bolton .

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Relieving Poverty
BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers)

BRASS are a local group working with asylum seekers & refugees who meet on a weekly basis.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Refugees and asylum seekers Domestic Abuse and Violence, Food and Essential Items
Breaking Barriers NW (BBNW)

Breaking Barriers is a parent led organisation aiming to: promote, improve and advance the emotional wellbeing of parents, carers and families of children and young people aged 0-25yrs with social and communication requirements; provide support with a listening ear and signpost to local services; offer tailor made training, raise awareness and promote inclusion and social acceptance; promote equality and opportunity for all sectors of the community.

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), People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing