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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
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
Howfen Runners

We are a friendly Westhoughton based running group who run on Tuesday evenings from The HUB on Central Drive. Please book on our runs via the Run Together Website https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/HOWFENRunners

Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Health, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport
Hulton Lane Community Centre

We provide activities and outings for elderly residents and members of the local community.

Rumworth Tenants and residents, , Older people, Only Women, Only Men Ageing Well, The Arts/Arts and Crafts
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
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
Kaalmo Welfare Trust (kwtrust)

Kwtrust is a charity based Bolton
The aim of kwtrust is to provide a service that will benefit recently arrived refugees and EU migrants.
Kwtrust provides the following services primarily: Drop- in sessions, ESOL class for adults, help with security licence, driving theory, health care (and many more); sport activities for children and young people. After school club for children aged 6 to 17, activities for both men and women to create cultural awareness and integration of different cultures.

Central and Great Lever, Halliwell & Crompton, Rumworth Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People with learning disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, 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, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Food and Essential Items, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Supporting Victims of Crime, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, 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
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
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
Moodswings

Moodswings is a Queens Award winning, charity set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and families. All services are provided free of charge and much of the work is done by volunteers. Each year Moodswings works with around 1500 people, of whom approximately a third are friends and family. Services include a helpline, one to one support, recovery courses, groups and activities. We are opening a Community Cafe to reduce social isolation, and for people to develop skills in hospitality and catering.

Although specialising in working with people with mood disorders, the charity supports people with other forms of emotional distress. All their work centres around recovery, which means ‘living the best life you can with, or without, the symptoms of emotional distress’. Their aim is to help people develop a better understanding of their symptoms, to manage them and strive to achieve the things they want in life regardless of their difficulties.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing mental health issues, Carers Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
Motor Neurone Disease Association Manchester and District Branch

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In Bolton we provide financial support grants, support meetings and volunteers who can provide one to one practical and emotional support.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers Health, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
MS Society (MSS) - Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Improving Quality of Life Project aims to support people with MS in Greater Manchester to improve emotional wellbeing and financial security. It’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is delivered in partnership with Citizens Advice Manchester.
What can we help with?
• Finance - financial advice, debt and benefits advice or support with your housing queries
• Employment - supporting you to stay in/return to work or help with an employer who doesn’t understand MS
• Independence - enabling you to be as independent and mobile as possible, including applying for an MS Society grant for equipment
• Wellbeing - linking you with other people with MS via our online chats or local groups who can provide information on services and opportunities in your area
• Counselling - helping you access and covering the costs of up to 6 counselling sessions

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Unemployment/Employment
Neighbourhood investment in community enterprise

Charity working in Bolton. Providing food clothes and furniture to families and individuals struggling to survive in our Town 365 days a year.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing Homelessness, , Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Nuffield Bowling Club

We play outdoor crown green bowls socially and we are affiliated to three leagues, which, at the moment, are not playing due to Coronavirus. Playing in these leagues only takes up three evenings a week.
Our season runs from March to the end of September depending on the weather. We are open 7 days a week.
We offer membership to everyone, but this will be cancelled if people abuse the club rules.
Some of our members help out with any jobs that need to be done on the green and around the green as we have plenty of flower beds that need attention. Often this provides a change of scene for some people and a chance to get outside and meet people.
If people come to us who can't play, our members will show them how to play and encourage them.
We also have a social side: every 3-4 weeks we hold in-house competitions for which we have trophies which members can keep until the following season. We provide a buffet-type tea which is usually enjoyed by everyone; there is a small charge for this. Also a raffle. This helps boost the club funds. There is also an Annual General Meeting, under normal circumstances. Everyone is welcome.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport, Unemployment/Employment