Welcome to Bolton Community Homes

The Bolton Community Homes (BCH) Website is a useful directory of BCH services, working groups, local services, organisations, schemes and projects within Housing and other related services.  It enables you to find out about upcoming BCH meetings and allows access to meeting documentation including copies of agendas, minutes and presentations. It allows partners, stakeholders and colleagues to signpost and refer individuals you work with to services available to them in Bolton.  There is a links section enabling access to other useful websites, linking those who need help with the organisations that can provide it. 

Bolton Community Homes (BCH) is Bolton's independent strategic housing regeneration company, founded by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in 1992. 

Our membership encompasses Registered Social Landlords; private landlords and developers; customers and community and voluntary organisations.  Collectively, our members manage and maintain more than 25,000 homes, directly employ more than 1,300 people in Bolton and lead on a wide range of regeneration initiatives which are crucial to the propersity of the borough.

BCH plays a facilitating role - bringing partners together to deliver joined-up services and helping developers to take projects from the drawing board to final delivery.  Although we usually work behind the scenes, our results are highly visible, as we improve housing provision, and unlock new opportunities for residents.

Our partner organisations are all unique, but are still able to come together with a shared vision and approach.

This shared vision is contained in the BCH Partnership Agreement, to which all partner organisations are committed.  Members also subscribe to a wide range of shared protocols, from tackling anti-social behaviour to equality and diversity, to ensure key issues are handled consistently and professionally across the borough.

Together, BCH and its partners have achieved some remarkable successes over the years - and there is so much more to come.


Policies and procedures

Policies

Bolton Community Homes policies and procedures repository

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Meetings

Policies

Full list of Bolton Community Homes meeting dates

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Local Services

Policies

Local service listings and contacts


Delivery plan

Policies

Bolton Community Homes delivery plan 2012 - 2015

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UCAN events

Urban Community and Neighbourhood Centre (Ucan) centres

Urban Community and Neighbourhood Centre centres offer basic core services available most days such as free computers and internet access and have free phones for ringing benefits, job centre, bills etc. and also offer free photocopying.



Wed
24
Apr 2019
Arts & Craft at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 10:00

The arts & crafts group  partakes in all sorts of craft work, including paper craft, quilting, embroidery, beadwork, and painting.
 

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Wed
24
Apr 2019
Ambition for Ageing - Chair Based Exercise with Get Active at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 10:00

A gentle exercise class for those who want to keep fit and healthy in later life.

If you want to join in, come along to Spinningfields Sheltered Housing in Halliwell on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.

For more information contact Lucy Bird on 01204 337879

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Wed
24
Apr 2019
Halliwell UCAN Food Growing Project at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 13:00

We’ve started a community food growing project in partnership with the Lancashire   Wildlife Trust here at the Halliwell UCAN Centre, where members of the Halliwell community can grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the project or would like to know more, please speak to a member of staff.
 

View details

Wed
24
Apr 2019
Arts & Craft at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 10:00

The arts & crafts group  partakes in all sorts of craft work, including paper craft, quilting, embroidery, beadwork, and painting.
 

View details

Wed
24
Apr 2019
Ambition for Ageing - Chair Based Exercise with Get Active at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 10:00

A gentle exercise class for those who want to keep fit and healthy in later life.

If you want to join in, come along to Spinningfields Sheltered Housing in Halliwell on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.

For more information contact Lucy Bird on 01204 337879

View details

Wed
24
Apr 2019
Halliwell UCAN Food Growing Project at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 13:00

We’ve started a community food growing project in partnership with the Lancashire   Wildlife Trust here at the Halliwell UCAN Centre, where members of the Halliwell community can grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the project or would like to know more, please speak to a member of staff.
 

View details

Thu
25
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Thu 25/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

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Fri
26
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Fri 26/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Fri
26
Apr 2019
Knitt and Natter - Precious Gems at Halliwell UCAN centre

Fri 26/04/19 12:00

This group is for anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, sewing and arts (or would like to learn) and would like a cuppa and a chat. You can meet new people, share hints and tips, swap patterns and get creative.

Come along to  have fun, relax, do some knitting and have a natter.
 

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Basic IT Courses at Breightmet UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 13:30
UKOnline Basic IT computer courses – Petrified of computers, always wanted to learn how to use one then come along on Monday afternoon. Work at your own pace, lots of support - total beginners from even turning the computer on. Improve your IT skills and learn how to use your keyboard and mouse, navigate the internet, set up an email account and use online searches and public services.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Work Club at Johnson Fold UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 13:00
Every Monday afternoon, we offer help with job searching, writing a CV, interview skills and advice and more. Pop in and have a chat with us and sign up.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Computer Access & Job Seeking at Halliwell UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 09:00

Come along and use our computer facilities available everyday.
Conduct your job searches, homework and even games,
Both Children and Adults welcome.
 

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Caribbean Elders craftwork at Halliwell UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 10:00

Carrabean Elders is a group of ladies who enjoy spending time together creating various bits and bobs during their arts and crafts sessions.

Every month they come together and have a meal at the UCAN which they provide for themselves.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Bolton Carers Coffee Morning at Tonge Moor UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 10:00

Bolton Carers Coffee morning, drop in for a brew and a chat.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Citizens Advice at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 10:00
Citizens Advice Bureau drop in service – CAB offer a free confidential money advice service and one to one support to tenants who have debt or welfare issues. CAB provides help with benefit enquiries, employment, housing, family and relationships issues. They also deal with any benefit enquiries and can work out if you qualify for any benefits, grants, discounts or services.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Work club at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 13:30
Employment work club – We provide FREE one to one support to people who are looking for work. We can help you create a CV, create a Cover Letter, fill in an application form, search and apply for jobs, attach documents to your email to apply for jobs and give you the latest recruitment information.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Tai-Chi at Halliwell UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 10:00

Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

There is a small monthly charge.

 

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
UCAN WORKCLUB at Tonge Moor UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 09:00

Every Thursday morning 9.30am - 12.30 noon Help and advice is available for people looking for work or volunteering. FREE IT facilities for jobsearch, CVs, setting up emails and applying for jobs online. Business Bolton Advisor for advice and guidance on back to work training, Business Start ups and jobs. Next Step Advisor - Advice and Guidance on finding the right job/training for you and advice on preparing a CV . For this service you need to book an appointment to see Angela the Next Step...

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Wed
01
May 2019
Arts & Craft at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 01/05/19 10:00

The arts & crafts group  partakes in all sorts of craft work, including paper craft, quilting, embroidery, beadwork, and painting.
 

View details

Wed
01
May 2019
Ambition for Ageing - Chair Based Exercise with Get Active at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 01/05/19 10:00

A gentle exercise class for those who want to keep fit and healthy in later life.

If you want to join in, come along to Spinningfields Sheltered Housing in Halliwell on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.

For more information contact Lucy Bird on 01204 337879

View details

Wed
01
May 2019
Halliwell UCAN Food Growing Project at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 01/05/19 13:00

We’ve started a community food growing project in partnership with the Lancashire   Wildlife Trust here at the Halliwell UCAN Centre, where members of the Halliwell community can grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the project or would like to know more, please speak to a member of staff.
 

View details

Wed
24
Apr 2019
Arts & Craft at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 10:00

The arts & crafts group  partakes in all sorts of craft work, including paper craft, quilting, embroidery, beadwork, and painting.
 

View details

Wed
24
Apr 2019
Ambition for Ageing - Chair Based Exercise with Get Active at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 10:00

A gentle exercise class for those who want to keep fit and healthy in later life.

If you want to join in, come along to Spinningfields Sheltered Housing in Halliwell on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.

For more information contact Lucy Bird on 01204 337879

View details

Wed
24
Apr 2019
Halliwell UCAN Food Growing Project at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 24/04/19 13:00

We’ve started a community food growing project in partnership with the Lancashire   Wildlife Trust here at the Halliwell UCAN Centre, where members of the Halliwell community can grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the project or would like to know more, please speak to a member of staff.
 

View details

Thu
25
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Thu 25/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Fri
26
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Fri 26/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Fri
26
Apr 2019
Knitt and Natter - Precious Gems at Halliwell UCAN centre

Fri 26/04/19 12:00

This group is for anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, sewing and arts (or would like to learn) and would like a cuppa and a chat. You can meet new people, share hints and tips, swap patterns and get creative.

Come along to  have fun, relax, do some knitting and have a natter.
 

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Basic IT Courses at Breightmet UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 13:30
UKOnline Basic IT computer courses – Petrified of computers, always wanted to learn how to use one then come along on Monday afternoon. Work at your own pace, lots of support - total beginners from even turning the computer on. Improve your IT skills and learn how to use your keyboard and mouse, navigate the internet, set up an email account and use online searches and public services.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Work Club at Johnson Fold UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 13:00
Every Monday afternoon, we offer help with job searching, writing a CV, interview skills and advice and more. Pop in and have a chat with us and sign up.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Computer Access & Job Seeking at Halliwell UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 09:00

Come along and use our computer facilities available everyday.
Conduct your job searches, homework and even games,
Both Children and Adults welcome.
 

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Caribbean Elders craftwork at Halliwell UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 10:00

Carrabean Elders is a group of ladies who enjoy spending time together creating various bits and bobs during their arts and crafts sessions.

Every month they come together and have a meal at the UCAN which they provide for themselves.

View details

Mon
29
Apr 2019
Bolton Carers Coffee Morning at Tonge Moor UCAN centre

Mon 29/04/19 10:00

Bolton Carers Coffee morning, drop in for a brew and a chat.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Citizens Advice at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 10:00
Citizens Advice Bureau drop in service – CAB offer a free confidential money advice service and one to one support to tenants who have debt or welfare issues. CAB provides help with benefit enquiries, employment, housing, family and relationships issues. They also deal with any benefit enquiries and can work out if you qualify for any benefits, grants, discounts or services.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Work club at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 13:30
Employment work club – We provide FREE one to one support to people who are looking for work. We can help you create a CV, create a Cover Letter, fill in an application form, search and apply for jobs, attach documents to your email to apply for jobs and give you the latest recruitment information.

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
Tai-Chi at Halliwell UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 10:00

Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

There is a small monthly charge.

 

View details

Tue
30
Apr 2019
UCAN WORKCLUB at Tonge Moor UCAN centre

Tue 30/04/19 09:00

Every Thursday morning 9.30am - 12.30 noon Help and advice is available for people looking for work or volunteering. FREE IT facilities for jobsearch, CVs, setting up emails and applying for jobs online. Business Bolton Advisor for advice and guidance on back to work training, Business Start ups and jobs. Next Step Advisor - Advice and Guidance on finding the right job/training for you and advice on preparing a CV . For this service you need to book an appointment to see Angela the Next Step...

View details

Wed
01
May 2019
Arts & Craft at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 01/05/19 10:00

The arts & crafts group  partakes in all sorts of craft work, including paper craft, quilting, embroidery, beadwork, and painting.
 

View details

Wed
01
May 2019
Ambition for Ageing - Chair Based Exercise with Get Active at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 01/05/19 10:00

A gentle exercise class for those who want to keep fit and healthy in later life.

If you want to join in, come along to Spinningfields Sheltered Housing in Halliwell on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.

For more information contact Lucy Bird on 01204 337879

View details

Wed
01
May 2019
Halliwell UCAN Food Growing Project at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 01/05/19 13:00

We’ve started a community food growing project in partnership with the Lancashire   Wildlife Trust here at the Halliwell UCAN Centre, where members of the Halliwell community can grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the project or would like to know more, please speak to a member of staff.
 

View details

Thu
02
May 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Thu 02/05/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Fri
03
May 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Fri 03/05/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Fri
03
May 2019
Knitt and Natter - Precious Gems at Halliwell UCAN centre

Fri 03/05/19 12:00

This group is for anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, sewing and arts (or would like to learn) and would like a cuppa and a chat. You can meet new people, share hints and tips, swap patterns and get creative.

Come along to  have fun, relax, do some knitting and have a natter.
 

View details

Mon
06
May 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Mon 06/05/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Mon
06
May 2019
Basic IT Courses at Breightmet UCAN centre

Mon 06/05/19 13:30
UKOnline Basic IT computer courses – Petrified of computers, always wanted to learn how to use one then come along on Monday afternoon. Work at your own pace, lots of support - total beginners from even turning the computer on. Improve your IT skills and learn how to use your keyboard and mouse, navigate the internet, set up an email account and use online searches and public services.

View details

Mon
06
May 2019
Work Club at Johnson Fold UCAN centre

Mon 06/05/19 13:00
Every Monday afternoon, we offer help with job searching, writing a CV, interview skills and advice and more. Pop in and have a chat with us and sign up.

View details

Mon
06
May 2019
Computer Access & Job Seeking at Halliwell UCAN centre

Mon 06/05/19 09:00

Come along and use our computer facilities available everyday.
Conduct your job searches, homework and even games,
Both Children and Adults welcome.
 

View details

Mon
06
May 2019
Caribbean Elders craftwork at Halliwell UCAN centre

Mon 06/05/19 10:00

Carrabean Elders is a group of ladies who enjoy spending time together creating various bits and bobs during their arts and crafts sessions.

Every month they come together and have a meal at the UCAN which they provide for themselves.

View details

Mon
06
May 2019
Bolton Carers Coffee Morning at Tonge Moor UCAN centre

Mon 06/05/19 10:00

Bolton Carers Coffee morning, drop in for a brew and a chat.

View details

Tue
07
May 2019
Open IT Access at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 07/05/19 09:00
Free open IT access – Anyone is welcome to use our FREE IT facilities to search for jobs, pay bills, create documents and surf the internet. We also have a printing and copying service available.

View details

Tue
07
May 2019
Citizens Advice at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 07/05/19 10:00
Citizens Advice Bureau drop in service – CAB offer a free confidential money advice service and one to one support to tenants who have debt or welfare issues. CAB provides help with benefit enquiries, employment, housing, family and relationships issues. They also deal with any benefit enquiries and can work out if you qualify for any benefits, grants, discounts or services.

View details

Tue
07
May 2019
Work club at Breightmet UCAN centre

Tue 07/05/19 13:30
Employment work club – We provide FREE one to one support to people who are looking for work. We can help you create a CV, create a Cover Letter, fill in an application form, search and apply for jobs, attach documents to your email to apply for jobs and give you the latest recruitment information.

View details

Tue
07
May 2019
Tai-Chi at Halliwell UCAN centre

Tue 07/05/19 10:00

Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

There is a small monthly charge.

 

View details

Tue
07
May 2019
UCAN WORKCLUB at Tonge Moor UCAN centre

Tue 07/05/19 09:00

Every Thursday morning 9.30am - 12.30 noon Help and advice is available for people looking for work or volunteering. FREE IT facilities for jobsearch, CVs, setting up emails and applying for jobs online. Business Bolton Advisor for advice and guidance on back to work training, Business Start ups and jobs. Next Step Advisor - Advice and Guidance on finding the right job/training for you and advice on preparing a CV . For this service you need to book an appointment to see Angela the Next Step...

View details

Wed
08
May 2019
Arts & Craft at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 08/05/19 10:00

The arts & crafts group  partakes in all sorts of craft work, including paper craft, quilting, embroidery, beadwork, and painting.
 

View details

Wed
08
May 2019
Ambition for Ageing - Chair Based Exercise with Get Active at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 08/05/19 10:00

A gentle exercise class for those who want to keep fit and healthy in later life.

If you want to join in, come along to Spinningfields Sheltered Housing in Halliwell on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am.

For more information contact Lucy Bird on 01204 337879

View details

Wed
08
May 2019
Halliwell UCAN Food Growing Project at Halliwell UCAN centre

Wed 08/05/19 13:00

We’ve started a community food growing project in partnership with the Lancashire   Wildlife Trust here at the Halliwell UCAN Centre, where members of the Halliwell community can grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the project or would like to know more, please speak to a member of staff.
 

View details