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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity (originally called the Sue Ryder Foundation and more recently Sue Ryder Care) which was founded in 1953 by Sue Ryder, with the creation of a nursing home in Suffolk, UK. Sue Ryder supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses across the UK and internationally. We provide bespoke palliative care to individuals and their families during this time in their lives. Our retail charity shops provide the necessary funding in order to provide neurological care, palliative care both in our centres and in people's homes.

Horwich & Blackrod, Westhoughton Carers, , People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men
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
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 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
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
Westhoughton Active Communities Organisation WACO

WACO is an organisation campaigning for a community centre for all Westhoughton It also aims to develop a partnership with all community groups in the area.

, Westhoughton All The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Westhoughton Age Support Project

Social and interactive events for senior citizens at John Holt Centre, Westhoughton. Every monday drop in 13.00 - 16.00 and every thursday BINGO 18.30 - 21.00 Coach outings are arranged every so often.

Westhoughton Older people Ageing Well
Westhoughton Community Network (WCN)

Established in 2011 Westhoughton Community Network (WCN) is an independent information sharing network run for the benefit of its participating local volunteer groups, its goal to advance and promote community activities and community projects in Westhoughton, and to be both point of contact for and voice for community interests and relevant initiatives. The groups that make up WCN cover a wide variety of activities and interests across all age groups. The network meets quarterly at venues around Westhoughton, whilst promoting its activities though the website, social media, newsletters/emails and community events.

Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Animal Welfare, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Relieving Poverty, Sport, Supporting Public Services, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Transport, Unemployment/Employment
Westhoughton Local History Group

Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Westhoughton Library (first floor) from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

The aim is to stimulate public interest in heritage, to provide an arena for the public to study the social and industrial of the area, to secure, preserve and develop their heritage and also to encourage appropriate use of the countryside in the area as part of the heritage framework and to develop a sense of community in the area.

The programme includes speakers and trips to places of interest.

Westhoughton Carers, , Older people, Only Women, Only Men The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Westhoughton Sub Aqua Club (WSAC)

Westhoughton Sub Aqua Club is a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club. We meet weekly on Thursday nights at Westhoughton Community Leisure Centre at 8pm. We train people of all ages to snorkel and scuba dive.

, Westhoughton All Physical Activity
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
Women of Westhoughton

Local group of the National Association of Women’s Clubs (reg. Charity 273397) started in May 2013. An opportunity for all women from in and around Westhoughton to meet up, make new friends and learn new stills during our craft sessions and demos. We invite a variety of speakers – many from local charities and organisations and organise outings to local theatres, restaurants and places of interest. All women welcome, meet at JOHN HOLT COMMUNITY CENTRE, Birch Ave, Westhoughton, BL52NR each Thursday 7:30pm from 2nd September 2021.

Westhoughton Only Women The Arts/Arts and Crafts
Wonderfully Made Woman

Wonderfully made woman was established on the 17th of December 2011,we provide holistic support for women and girls who have experienced significant adversity, helping them build their confidence so they can thrive. A multi award winning organisation, winner of The Queen's Award For Voluntary Servive,2020. We work across Greater Manchester.

Westhoughton People from minority ethnic communities, Only Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
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