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Friends Of Moss Bank Park

We are a group of friends working in Moss Bank Park. We have been helping to maintain and improve the Walled Garden since 2001 and with the help of a Heritage Lottery Grant and financial support from Bolton Council we have helped to secure the renovation and reopening of the Rock Garden in 2012.

We meet at 10.00am on Tuesday mornings outside the Walled Garden (weather permitting) and carry out light general garden maintenance in both gardens for a couple of hours. Why not join us and help care for these lovely gardens? Just turn up and you will be welcome. The group is suspended during the winter months and will re-start on 5 February 2019.

For more information, have a look at our Facebook site at “Friends of Moss Bank Park” or Email our Hon Sec at mary_hesketh@sky.com or call her on 07496 900719.

Chorley Roads All, , Older people Animal Welfare
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
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
Heaton Lostock Labour Party

We are the Labour Party branch covering Heaton, Lostock, Ladybridge and parts of Deane. We are a democratic socialist party, believing that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.

Chorley Roads Parents/Single Parents, 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 Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Animal Welfare, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Mental Wellbeing, Reconciliation, Relieving Poverty, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Public Services, Supporting Victims of Crime, Transport, Unemployment/Employment
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 (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
Johnson F’Oldies

A friendship group for the over 50s on the Johnson Fold Estate

Chorley Roads Older people Ageing Well
Johnson Fold Youth and Community Support Group

We meet at Johnson Fold Community school on Worston Avenue
Monday 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm for children 5 - 12 years 50p
Thursday 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm 50p based at Youthopia on Worston Avenue
Friday in school 6 - 8pm for children 8 - 15 yrears Street Dancing £ 1.00

Chorley Roads Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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
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
Ladybridge Sports & Leisure Ltd

Voluntary organisation working with children and young people on the west side of Bolton. Includes football coaching, matches, referee training, coaching qualifications and emergency first aid.
Summer: Mon-Fri 18.00-20.00, Sat-Sun 09.00-17.00
Winter: Sat-Sun 09.00-17.00

Chorley Roads All Physical Activity
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
Live from Worktown

We are a community-based organisation who are working towards CIC status. Founded in 2014 we promote heritage, culture and arts activities that build on and contribute to Bolton’s identity and resilience. We have run Arts and Music Festivals and in 2018/19 created a Bill Naughton Festival celebrating the life and work of Bolton’s most successful author. We work in partnership with many others including Bolton Libraries and Museums Service, University of Bolton, schools and specialist interest groups (eg Bolton Documentary Photography). We are funded from a range of sources including private sponsorship, donations and fund-raising, Bolton’s Community Fund and the National Lottery (HLF and ACE). Before Covid we organised monthly Cultural Cabaret Nights (at Courtyard 36) and Modern Jazz Nights (at the Olympus Restaurant). Since/during Covid we created a number of on-line events and activities including a series of on-line walks, a monthly literary magazine ‘Worktown Words’, and events celebrating World Poetry Day and the launch of Poetry from the Platform (an anthology of work from Boltonians aged from 8 to 80, celebrating the completion of the adaptations to Platform 5 to create community-run meeting and exhibition facilities). We are now (June 2021) working with disability and other groups to get access to Winter Hill as part of the Winter Hill 125 Mass Trespass commemoration in September. We also plan a Writing for Performance Festival in October.

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, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society (MBBCS)

Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society (MBBCS) is a members’ organisation open to anyone with an interest in the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal. As a voluntary organisation the governance of the MBBCS is the responsibility of an elected Council. The MBBCS is also registered charity (1048407) and complies with the requirements of the Charity Commission.

The aim of the MBBCS is to restore, reconstruct, preserve, maintain and improve the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal which commences at Middlewood Locks in Salford and runs northwards to Nob End in Little Lever from where the canal divides into branches to Bolton and Bury, a total length of just over 15 miles.

The MBBCS does not own any part of the canal but works with the owners of the canal including the Canal & River Trust and with other interested organisations to achieve its aim. Parts of the canal are in water and used for recreation, mainly fishing. Other parts of the canal bed are wildlife habitats. The MBBCS is keen that any restoration that takes place achieves biodiversity net gain and benefits the wellbeing of all users of the canal.

The MBBCS has a range of activities including work on the infrastructure of the canal, regular meetings on various aspects of canal and related history and engagement with local communities to promote the canal as a resource for learning and for green and blue exercise. The MBBCS publishes a regular journal with a range of content that is canal related.

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, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Science and Technology, Sport, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport
Meadow Hill Tennis Club

Meadow Hill Tennis Club offers members outdoor tennis on two artificial clay courts between other members, competitive games against other clubs during the league season and the same with table tennis during the closed tennis season.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Looked-After Children and Young People, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Physical Activity, Sport
MHA Beechville Care Home

Methodist Homes for the Aged is a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life for older people, inspired by Christian concern. Our values include treating everyone fairly and with dignity, respecting every person as a unique individual and nurturing each person’s body, mind and spirit to promote a fulfilled life.

Chorley Roads, Horwich & Blackrod Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men Ageing Well
MhIST (Mental Health Independent Support Team)

MhIST offers advocacy, support groups and Talking Therapy. The services are accessed by appointment only. Referrals are accepted from associated professionals and self-referrals.

Groups that run are:
Monday – Craft and social, Mindfulness, Bereavement, Autism (which runs every two weeks)
Tuesday – Anxiety, Depression and Wellbeing AM and PM, Westhoughton Covid 19 group
Wednesday – Art for Wellbeing
Thursday – Depression Recovery
Friday – Anxiety, Depression and Self-esteem AM and PM
Saturday – Saturday Social (for existing group attendees)

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, 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, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing