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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
Supported Steps CIC

Supported Steps is a recovery based mental health service, serving the entirety of Bolton with the potential for accepting out of Borough referrals. We work predominantly in client’s homes, but also offer group sessions at our community hub to support with self-care, daily living skills, and improve mental health and wellbeing, thus improving the quality of life for sufferers of mental health issues.

We use the Recovery Model of mental health which works to increase confidence in people who may have been affected by living with a mental health condition and enhance their daily living skills ,where issues such as social isolation and hospital stays have had an impact.

We work with local charities and providers to ensure that all clients, have access to appropriate services and opportunities to enhance their quality of life. We use a variety of practical, creative, therapeutic tools and interventions to support this process, including:

· SMART goal setting
· Healthy relationships and boundaries
. Art therapy
· Anxiety/challenging negative thoughts
· Building confidence/self-esteem
. Self-care and coping
· Understanding and managing mental health
· Vision boards
. Substance misuse
. Grief and loss
. Self-harm
. Social inclusion
. Mindfulness and meditation
. Food and mood

We recognise the importance of providing support in the home and understand the significant impact mental health conditions can have on independence and confidence. We work to give clients the skills, resources, and confidence to learn do things for themselves, and live a better quality of life overall.

Farnworth & Kearsley Older people, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men Ageing Well
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 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 Sycamore Project (Zac's Youth Bars)

We offer a wide range of activities for young people including: non-alcoholic bar nights, drop in sessions, after school clubs and life skills, business and enterprise, sport sessions, one to one listening service, holiday activities, peer support group, sessions and support for young people with special needs and host the Farnworth Youth Forum and Young Volunteer Scheme.
We also open our doors to community use i.e. Bumblebees parent and toddler group and venue hire i.e. Social events and business meetings.

Farnworth & Kearsley People with learning disabilities, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25) The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Think Cre8tive Group CIC

TCG provides a singing therapeutic intervention led by both an experienced musician and vocal coach, and a qualified health professional. The aim is to improve the mental health of participants through group singing involvement. This is achieved in several ways, and is tailored to meet the particular circumstances of the participants and staff. It can take place in community venues as well as health and social care settings.
Much work is carried out in care homes and sheltered accommodation, and includes individuals experiencing various mental health issues, including depression and dementia.
The interventions can initiate a specific community choir, led by TCG, to reduce issues of anxiety, depression and isolation.
TCG also run an interactive course of sessions of therapeutic group singing for those experiencing mental illness at all levels. Participants are involved in the choice of songs and ownership of the project.
Volunteers are vital to the interaction, and provide a valuable contribution. And it’s fun.

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, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Trust Music

Trust Music supports young musicians in Bolton, helping them to access lessons, instrument hire and ensemble sessions. The charity also runs a series of £5 Music Sessions for adults in their Bolton Marketplace Studio led by professional tutors from Bolton Music Service. Members of the public are invited to participate in weekly sessions on instruments including the ukulele and guitar, alongside a rock-choir. Please e-mail ask@trustmusic.org.uk or visit the Trust Music website for more information.
NB: Sessions are currently being run via Zoom www.trustmusic.org.uk/event/music-sessions-via-zoom/

Registered Charity No: 1156540

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Turton Swimming Club

We are a swimming club run by volunteers, teaching children from the age of 4 how to swim and water safety. Our volunteers can be from 12+ and we welcome children doing their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E). We provide training and support for volunteers and the potential to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Education and Personal Development, Health, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Saving Life, Sport
Voice Education C.I.C

We teach ESOL, maths and basic I.T. mainly to asylum seekers and refugees. We also develop employment skills and promote cultural and community cohesion. People from the local community are welcome, if they want to improve their English.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers Education and Personal Development, Equality and Diversity, Unemployment/Employment
Volunteer Services Bolton CVS

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we can help you to explore the opportunities available, match you up with the most appropriate ones and provide on-going support.

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, Keeping Active and Involved
Water Adventure Centre

Free kayaking sessions available for youth and community groups from Bolton and across Greater Manchester

WAC is a vibrant youth project beside the Ashton Canal in Droylsden, Tameside. Youth work alongside canoes and water promotes broad social, educational and recreational objectives, focusing on developing confidence and self-esteem, awareness of self, others and the environment, and communication and collaborative working.

WAC aims to work with those most affected by disability, discrimination and disadvantage, and grants are sought to make the provision free or very low cost.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Young people (aged 13-25) Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
WAVE Adventure

WAVE offers outdoor activity, teambuilding, confidence building, leadership, mentoring & volunteer training opportunities to those who are most disadvantaged in Bolton.
Our objectives:
WAVE's main objectives are:
• To offer the most disadvantaged in our local communities opportunities to take part in activities which are healthy for the mind & body.
• To enable those experiencing social harm to make a positive contribution to their community.
• To work in partnership with relevant organisations with a clear focus on the well-being of a wide range of individuals.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport, Unemployment/Employment
Willow Hey Community Project

To encourage community involvement, to develop and deliver safe and sustainable
recreational and social activities that tackle food poverty, social isolation and
unemployment, including food growing, social activities, environmental projects, arts,
woodland crafts, joinery/construction projects and training, community consultations,
health and wellbeing, social activities, life skills, citizenship, personal resilience,
community events and volunteering opportunities within and beyond the Willow Hey
Community Project site.

To promote the programmes and activities at Willow Hey site to the wider
community to maximise community engagement and involvement. To promote the
Willow Hey Community Project to partners and potential partners, and to other
organisations with the same or similar objects.

To ensure that the Willow Hey Community Project benefits all members irrespective
of gender, age, ability, religious belief or ethnicity.

Men in Sheds: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 9:30-2:30 pm
Woodworking Skills: Monday/Wednesday 10;00am-1.00pm
Food Growing and Sharing: Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm

Women's Group: Friday 10.00am -1.00pm

Farnworth & Kearsley Carers, , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, , People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Wingates Brass Band

World famous Wingates band, a self funded band based in Westhoughton, Bolton. The Band meet on a Tuesday and Thursday. www.wingatesbrassband.co.uk

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Education and Personal Development, Music
Working Well Early Help

FREE NHS backed programme, delivered on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which could support you and your family.

Working Well Early Help provides free support to help you stay in or return to work, if you’re currently off work sick, furloughed and struggling with your health – we may be able to help.

If you have a health issue, you are recently unemployed (under 6months) or if you are self-employed – this might be just what you need.

We are a telephone-based service offering a range of support, advice and guidance. You will work on a one to one basis with one of our friendly, highly trained caseworkers, who will support your needs.

We are committed to operating as usual during this time of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any issues stopping you or a member of family returning to work.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing Unemployment Health, Unemployment/Employment
Worktown Arts (Bolton Visual Arts Collective)

Worktown Arts is a collective of visual arts and craftspeople of all ages, both professional and amateur. The collective's main objective is to promote the work of its members through exhibitions and other venues. It is a fully constituted organisation and is supportive of arts throughout Bolton in general.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All The Arts/Arts and Crafts