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Celebrating Shared Lives Week

The Bolton Cares Shared Lives team is celebrating Shared Lives Week 2017 (17-25 June). We have just had a fantastic Bingo morning which finished off with a big cake! Thank you to all our team, carers, service users and family members who attended The aim of the event is to celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm […]

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Improvements To New Lane

Work is underway to refurbish New Lane Short Break Service. The old woodchip wallpaper has been removed and the building is being redecorated throughout. The kitchen is being replaced with modern units and long standing drainage and damp problems have been fixed. The old furniture is going into a skip and there will be new […]

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Improvements to the Jubilee Centre

As part of the transfer of the Harrowby’s Day Care service to Bolton Cares, work is underway to improve the facilities at the Jubilee Centre for the benefit of all service users. Improvements are being made to the interior of the Jubilee Centre, including repainting and improvements to some toilets and bathrooms. A new accessible […]

Good rating for disability short breaks service

Bolton Cares has been awarded a good rating by the Care Quality Commission for Mere Hall View, which provides respite care for adults with learning, physical and sensory disabilities. Mere Hall View is a service for adults with disabilities and provides short breaks and respite care for them and their families. This was the first […]

Permanent appointment of Chief Executive

John Livesey has now been confirmed as the permanent Chief Executive of Bolton Cares. John has worked in local government and in children and adults services for over 20 years. He was previously Acting Director of Adults and Children’s Services at Bolton Council and was involved in the setting up of Bolton Cares from the […]

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Good inspection result for short break service

‘Caring with friendly staff’ and ‘people fully involved in decisions about their support and care’ are just some of the findings from an inspection of a service for people with mental health needs. The Respite House in Breightmet received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – It provides short respite breaks for […]

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New apprenticeship scheme forged for adult social care

Bolton Cares will create opportunities for 12 apprentices as part of a new partnership with Bolton College. The company is linking up with the college to enable up to 12 young people a year to work within the company whilst studying for a NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 in health and social care. Including […]

Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, cuts the ribbon at the new Brazley Centre, with the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Lynda Byrne, guests and staff from Bolton Cares

Improved day care facilities in Horwich

Improved day care facilities for adults have been officially re-opened in Horwich thanks to a £1 million building refurbishment. The Brazley Centre, off Cedar Grove, was launched by the Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris on Thursday, January 19. The new hub involved the transfer of older adults’ day care provision from its previous […]

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Success at Bolton’s Best awards

Bolton Cares staff have come up trumps at the Bolton’s Best staff awards. The awards celebrate and reward the work council staff do to improve the quality of life for everyone in the Bolton family. Our staff were able to take part as we still worked for the council for the first half of the […]

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Shared Lives cash boost

More Bolton adults with health needs will be able to live fulfilling lives in our community thanks to a national funding boost. Bolton’s Shared Lives scheme has gained £127,000 from NHS England, via the national Shared Lives Plus organisation, plus match funding from NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The money will enable Shared Lives […]