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4th Farnworth Scout Group

Has clubs for scouts, beavers, cubs and explorers

Farnworth & Kearsley Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25) Citizenship/Community Development
7th Bolton Moorland Scout Group

Our group is a Scout Group, operating under the policy, organisation and rules of the Scout Association. We have three sections: Beavers (6-8 years); Cubs (8-10 years); Scouts (10-14 years) All sections are open to boys and girls.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25) Education and Personal Development, Leisure and Hobbies, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities
Age UK Bolton

We are a local charity that works in the heart of communities within the borough of Bolton to improve lives and make a real difference to people 50+

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, Older people, Carers Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing
Anderton Centre (LOAI) Lancashire Outdoor Activities Initiative

The Anderton Centre’s primary role is to operate as a residential and day visit activity centre, with a focus on work with young people and community groups.
We also provides conference facilities with full outdoor land and water-based activities complimented by 70 bed accommodation with catering and self-catering options, plus parking for 40 cars.
LOAI is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. It was established in 1991 by a partnership of Lancashire County Council, The Sports Council and various local organisations and trusts. It was one of several similar initiatives and had start-up funding for a three-year period.
The Charitable purposes of the organisation relate to encouraging the positive use of the outdoors by all sectors of the community. In practice, this means offering opportunities for participation and access to facilities together with provision of training, advice and support.
Since the original start-up funding the LOAI has been predominately self-funding, using a business model that uses cross subsidy, with the more profitable activities allowing the provision of lower cost support for those aspects of the programme that need it. LOAI became part of the University of Bolton Group, which includes UoB, Bolton College, Bolton UTC and Alliance Learning in April 2019

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, 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
Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 that aims to offer support for those affected by Anxiety, Stress or Anxiety based Depression. We offer a range of support options include free information sheets and a therapy service. We also have a helpline that can be accessed for information or support regarding anxiety.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing mental health issues Mental Wellbeing
Apollo Network

The Scout Network Group is for the ages of 18 – 25. It allows young adults to carry on or join in with the scouting movement and develop more skills such as leadership by getting involved with other groups and enjoying the time with the scouting way of life.

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
Asian Elders' Resource Centre

We provide drop-in, advice and information, preventative services and activities to older Asian people. Our services are specially designed, need-led and culturally appropriate. All activities are based on keeping older people active, connected to communities and independent. Social interaction, leisure, trips, outings, adult learning are also an integral part of our service delivery.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Westhoughton Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People from minority ethnic communities Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport
Baby Basics

We believe every baby should start well and every new mum should have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their circumstances. Referrals to our service come from Midwives, Health Visitors, charities, or social services for those struggling due to due to deprivation, abuse, addiction or other challenging situations.

We provide essential baby items for babies aged newborn – 3 months.
A safe place to sleep by the provision of a Moses basket, clothing, toiletries, and bedding. Sterilisers and prams upon request.

Provision of labour bags, maternity pads, toiletry essentials in addition to information on safer sleep, perinatal mental health, and local support.

Our team of volunteers lovingly prepare each item communicating a message of value and self-worth to that woman and her baby. Support of our local community encourages recycling of excellent pre loved baby items and volunteer opportunities.
https://www.facebook.com/BabyBasicsBolton
https://twitter.com/babybasicsboltn?lang=en @babybasicsboltn
https://www.bridgebolton.com/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), Looked-After Children and Young People, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), 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, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Asylum Support, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Emotional Wellbeing, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
Banana Enterprise Network

We offer FREE pre-business start-up training and education programmes as well as one to one support and FREE personal development training to unemployed people aged 18 or older and low income families and single parents.

Our Pre-business start-up support is aimed at people who may not have a business idea yet or they have an idea but are at the very early stages of considering self-employment and want to learn more about what’s involved. Our service helps people to make an informed choice as to whether self-employment/starting a business is a viable and sustainable option for work for them to do.

In addition to running enterprise programmes, we offer short personal development training sessions on various topics including for example, Communication skills, Time Management, Leadership and Management, Finance for non Financial People, Mindfulness and Assertiveness, Manage Meetings Effectively, Coaching Skills for Future Managers and Resilience training for example.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
BAND-Family Action

BAND is a Bolton based community mental health project. We work with adults living or who are registered with a GP in the Bolton Borough offering a range of groups and support. We also offer support to people who are having difficulty with benefits and housing and we run a FareShare food club.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, People experiencing mental health issues Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Mental Wellbeing
Bank Street Writers

Bank Street Writers is run by writers, for anyone interested in creative writing, regardless of education, background and experience. Monthly workshop/discussion sessions (face-to-face or online), with optional creative writing assignments. We publish a magazine (Current Accounts) featuring members’ work.

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, Leisure and Hobbies, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Beacon Bolton Counselling Service

Beacon Bolton Counselling Service, established in 1990, is a well-established local charity that provides therapeutic counselling to anyone age 16+, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or sexuality. Over the past year, appointments have been offered to hundreds of people with issues ranging from stress, to anxiety and depression, bereavement, anger, relationships, abuse, suicidal ideation and more. With our team of dedicated counsellors, Beacon offers support to those intent on improving their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Our team of qualified counsellors, and a limited number of students on placement, have access to training and opportunities for continuous professional development. Supporting volunteers ensures they are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to deliver high-quality support for our communities now and in the future.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 12pm

Due to COVID-19, face to face counselling is suspended, however, we are still operating, and clients have the option to access our services via telephone or Zoom. Please call if you are apprehensive about these ways of working, many others were too. The majority have reported a good experience.

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 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, Mental Wellbeing, Saving Life, Supporting Victims of Crime
Bolton & District Hospital Saturday Council

Bolton and District Hospital Saturday offers simple and affordable everyday Health Cash Plans, Dental Plans and Private Medical Insurance from UK Healthcare, our wholly owned subsidiary.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Health
Bolton Advanced Motorists

We are dedicated to improving the driving standards of drivers with a full driving licence in the Bolton area. We organise Advanced Driver Courses in February, May, August and November each year. Practical training sessions take place on Sunday mornings from the University of Bolton. A limited number of midweek sessions are available. To obtain an enrolment form contact Lynn Jordan on 07766 651418 or email: boltoniam@gmail.com

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Education and Personal Development
Bolton Advice Centre

Bolton Advice Centre offers free advice, support, information and advocacy to the Bolton community on a wide range of issues including debt, homelessness, benefit claims, disability, domestic violence, immigration, criminal justice and poverty. We are available to anyone in our community who needs help and advice, especially parts of the community that are more disadvantaged, more marginalised or under-represented in our community.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing Homelessness, , Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Aphasia Self Help

BASH is a group which offers support and social contact for people who have speech or communication difficulties following a stroke or brain injury. They meet on the first Monday morning of each month from 10.00am until 12.00 noon

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers, , People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Cancer Voices

Formed in 2012, we are an inspirational, welcoming mixed-voice Choir open to anyone 18 years and over, who has received a cancer diagnosis of any type at any time.
Membership is FREE: there is no requirement to read music and no auditions to worry about.
We have no geographical restrictions, as long as people can travel to Bolton for rehearsals.
Though cancer brings our Choir together enabling people to meet others in a similar situation, the focus is on sharing our love of singing, having fun experiences, rising to new challenges and the anticipation of forthcoming appearances. We have lots of laughs; plenty of things to look forward to and never let cancer stand in our way or stifle our dreams and aspirations.
Whether you’re new to singing and keen to give it a try or a seasoned performer, we’d love to hear from you.
This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of something very special.

Facebook Page: Bolton Cancer Voices

Twitter Page: @VoicesBolton

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music
Bolton Cardiac Support Group

Bolton Cardiac Support Group (BCSG) meets monthly to offer friendship and support to people who are experiencing or recovering from some form of coronary (heart) cardiovascular illness, such as angina, heart attack, surgery (any) or ischaemic heart disease. The welcome also extends to their carers, spouse, family member or friend. Meetings held on 3rd Wednesday monthly at Friends Meeting House starting at 7.15pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Blue Room receives funding from BMBC

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

This service is commissioned by the Local Authority.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Children with Additional Needs, Carers Education and Personal Development, Play and Children's Activities
Bolton Christian Community Cohesion (BCCC)

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

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Faith and Faith Communities, Food and Essential Items, Mental Wellbeing
Bolton Community First Responders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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