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Organisation description Where the organisation operates Who the organisation is for The organisation's themes
Breakthrough Link

Breakthrough Link is a community project whose aim is to 1) promote the welfare of living conditions of those who are disadvantaged through provision of food, clothes, shoes and other basic amenities; 2) promote informal learning and opportunities to improve confidence and encourage participation in positive activity like summer club and after school club; 3) provide opportunities for social interaction, counselling, support and information to reduce isolation; 4) parenting training and drop in session

Central and Great Lever All, , Parents/Single Parents, People experiencing Unemployment, Young Children (aged 0 -12), People experiencing Homelessness, Older people, Refugees and asylum seekers, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
British Thyroid Foundation

The British Thyroid Foundation provides information, advice, support and research into all thyroid disorders for the general public and the medical professions.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities Health
Caribbean and African Health Network

The Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) works with the community and cross sector organisations to reduce health inequalities in the Caribbean and African community in Greater Manchester.
Our ambition is to eradicate health inequalities in a generation. We run activities and programmes that empower our community to self-care and self-manage their health.
We collaborate with commissioners and service providers offering invaluable cultural and religious insight necessary to make services appropriate for our community.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People from minority ethnic communities Health
Caritas Young Parents Accommodation

Caritas Diocese of Salford (‘Caritas Salford’) is the social action agency of the Catholic Diocese of Salford. We are proud of our history of supporting people in poverty or situations of vulnerability through a diverse range of projects and services. We operate a Young Parents’ Accommodation Service supporting those between the ages of 16 - 25 years old.

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), Looked-After Children and Young People, Parents/Single Parents, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
CATS Youth Central and Great Lever Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Changing Life Directions

Changing Life Directions is a registered charity which, in partnership with the community, aims to enrich the quality of life for residents of all ages by providing educational opportunities, raising awareness of health and well-being, training volunteers and engaging communities.
Objectives
• To support disadvantaged people in education, recreation, training and health
• To reach out to the older adults living in isolation
• Empower and support women who are/have been victims of domestic violence
• Support refugees to build better lives for themselves
• Support people from different cultures to interact and actively build bridges between each other.

Central and Great Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Young people (aged 13-25), Only Men, Only Women, People experiencing mental health issues, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing Homelessness, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Food and Essential Items, Health, Mental Wellbeing
Choices Youth Support

Choices was formed to promote the relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or another disadvantage and to advance in life and relieve needs of young people through:
the provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life. We provide support and activities which develop their skills, capacities, and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
We help young people, especially but not exclusively through leisure time activities, so as to develop their capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
We act as a resource for young people up to the age of 19 living in Greater Manchester by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:
(a) advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
(b) advancing education;
(c) relieving unemployment;
(d) providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons.

Central and Great Lever, Farnworth & Kearsley 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), Only Women, People from minority ethnic communities, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence Emotional Wellbeing
Chris Movement CIC Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, People from minority ethnic communities Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Food and Essential Items, Housing and Homelessness, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Supporting Victims of Crime, Transport
Christians Together In Bolton Town Centre (CTBTC) Bolton's town centre Churches Together group)

We are a group of 13 town centre churches and Christian organisations of all denominations who work together for the good of the community. We encourage our members to worship, pray and reflect together through a number of ‘united’ services and events throughout the year. Also we are very active in promoting Christian mission and social action in the town centre as well as working alongside other faiths and community groups to develop community cohesion across Bolton.

Central and Great Lever All Ageing Well, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Faith and Faith Communities, Food and Essential Items, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty
Claremont Community Church

We are a non denominational, family orientated church with links to other Bolton churches and Lifelink International,
and members of the Evangelical Alliance. We meet Sundays at 10.30 am. and mid week in House Groups covering all ages.
We don’t have a formal membership, but regard ourselves as very much a family of believers, and welcome
people from all groups and walks of life, from all faiths and none, to share the life changing experience
of faith in Jesus as Saviour and sin bearer.
Our meetings are family friendly, informal and lively, and open to anyone who wants to join with us.

Central and Great Lever All
Community Care Options (Comco)

Support at home and in the community. We are particularly focused on activities. Monthly Social Nights at Railway Club on Green Lane, all welcome

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Community Court Helpdesk - Timebank Central and Great Lever All, Offenders / Ex-offenders, People experiencing Unemployment, Victims / survivors of crime, , People experiencing mental health issues The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Compass Education

Compass Education, is a small charity organisation whose aim is to provide educational support to refugees and asylum seekers.

Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Halliwell & Crompton, Rumworth People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers Education and Personal Development
CreateBolton

A Bolton based Christian charity that uses the 'arts' in their widest sense to help connect people with each other and their communities. We have a range of projects all described on our website including Café Create:

www.createbolton.org.uk

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, Faith and Faith Communities, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Creative Crafters

To participate in crafts and help members develop their skills through mutual support to share ideas and socialise through craft activities . To raise funds for Bolton Carers Support.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers, , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men
Cronys Foundation

Our core values entail community engagement, promoting physical and mental well-being of male adults below 65 years old through physical and social engagement.

We currently organise different weekly activities such as social gatherings and sporting activities (football, table/lawn tennis, hiking and group walking) for over 60 registered members of the organisation. We aim to focus more on ethnic minority groups of the above age range to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce the burden on our national health service (NHS). We also engage young people to be active with various activities. We also support people from minority ethnic backgrounds in our community in terms of integrating into society. Feel free to join us in any of our social events or physical activities and we will be glad to work with you.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Only Men, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Unemployment/Employment
Crossroads Together

The support we provide is based around building resilience. We do this by providing:
• Fortnightly thematic personal development sessions that work towards building resilience of young carers. We have an 8-12 year group and a 13-18 year group meeting on alternative weeks.
• 1-1 sessions that build and support social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
• One annual day trip per age group each year. The young carers will design and choose where they go.

To make a referral please fill out one of our referral forms that can be accessed by contacting Jessica.smith@crossroadstogether.org.uk

For more information please visit our website: https://www.crossroadstogether.org.uk/young-carers-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), Carers Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing
Darcy Lever Cricket and Sports Club

We provide opportunities for playing cricket and rounders and social events. Coaching and training sessions are regularly held through the summer and winter.

, Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever All Physical Activity
Daytrippers (Bolton)

Daytrippers (Bolton) is a parent and carer led registered charity that provides mutual support and companionship, via days out and other activities, for families that have children with disabilities.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
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
Doe Hey Bowling Club

Commitee Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month.
Bowling in summer, Dominoes and short mat bowling in winter.

Central and Great Lever, Farnworth & Kearsley Older people Physical Activity
Emmaus Bolton

To support homeless people, provide accommodation and work for them, relief of poverty, hardship, distress.

Central and Great Lever Offenders / Ex-offenders, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, , People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men
Ephrata Church Community

Ephrata Church Community is a registered charity organisation based at the Victoria Hall, Bolton. Ephrata aims to help refugees to integrate into the British society. Most of the members are African and disadvantaged regarding their economic life, the environment, and the language as English is not their first language. English and French speakers are welcome. Ephrata community aims to help members to discover and increase their talents such as playing musical instruments, singing and dancing. Our members are involved in different activities such as Children dancing group, Youth festival, German Exchange Students, Women conference, debt advisory and support project, Weekly fellowship, Visiting and Singing with old people at the care homes and hospital. Ephrata is member of and work closely with Bolton CVS, Bolton Age UK, Churches Together in Bolton Town Centre; Bolton Christian Community Cohesion and Bolton vision 2030.

Please join:
1. Fellowship, Praise and Teaching every Sunday @ Victoria Hall
2. Learning new skills with Ephrata Music Band
3. Time to build your Confidence @ Youth festival of life & Youth summer camps
4. Tackle loneliness by visiting and singing with the elderly at the care homes and hospital (1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays of each month)
5. Intercession and Power of the name of Jesus every 2nd Sunday
6. Supporting refugees and debt advice group every week
7. Reaching vulnerable people with Street church
8. Volunteering in the RD Congo, Africa

Central and Great Lever Young Children (aged 0 -12), Older people, Refugees and asylum seekers, Young people (aged 13-25) Ageing Well
Europia

Europia is a registered charity and community development organisation established in 2008. Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are committed to supporting and empowering European nationals who have come to live and work in Greater Manchester. Our main working areas are Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Rochdale and Tameside.

Europia is working in partnership with Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton (CABB) to offer support to EU nationals across Greater Manchester who are trying to apply for the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS). The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021.

Europia and CABB offer online or telephone appointments for application guidance in Polish and Lithuanian with EUSS Officers. Guidance can also be provided in other EU languages by request. To get in touch with Europia about EUSS Application Assistance, please call us on 0333 3058 570 or email us at support@europia.org.uk

Europia offers an Emergency Fund where vulnerable EU nationals living across Greater Manchester can easily apply for a grant of £30-60 to help them buy supplies such as food and medicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applications are open and are to be submitted over the phone or via an online google form. Forms are available in five European languages: English, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Russian. For more information on how to apply, please visit our website here: bit.ly/EuropiaEmergencyFund

Europia offers online appointments to EU nationals for Welfare advice, Legal support and Advocacy. For more information, contact support@europia.org.uk

Central and Great Lever People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing Homelessness, Older people, Refugees and asylum seekers, Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
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