Jon Lord | Bolton At Home | Bolton, UK
Diverse Company of the Year
We own, manage and maintain more than 18,000 homes across the borough. We invest to improve the quality of our properties and are building new homes to give as many people as we can the opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home.
Our work goes far beyond bricks and mortar. We tackle poverty with debt and money advice. We provide food and clothes initiatives and help people keep warm for less. We support residents into training and employment, and deal with antisocial behaviour. We help customers to remain independent in their own homes with a community alarm service and adaptations. And we work with volunteer groups to build sustainable communities.
We are a charitable community benefit society that works to make people’s lives better by providing quality housing, giving people opportunities to prosper and helping customers to maximise their income. To achieve this we work in partnership with a variety of local charities, social enterprises and other agencies.
We also work at a Greater Manchester level as one of the Greater Manchester Housing Providers. And we have created subsidiaries within our Bolton at Home group structure to acquire more properties, deliver contracts and training opportunities, and provide the means to invest more in communities.
We know that successful community regeneration requires more than developing and managing homes, it needs a commitment to help people become more socially and economically active.
Last year our employment related programmes helped more than 360 people into paid work and 239 people into learning or training programmes. We provided more than £1m of direct financial support to the voluntary sector; spent £24 million with local suppliers; supported 88 charities, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations; and supported 59 community groups or tenant and resident associations.
At any one time we provide housing and personal support to 650 people who are vulnerable and 80 victims of domestic abuse.
We support community interest groups and run projects to develop people’s skills, health and confidence. And our staff make a difference in the neighbourhoods we serve by volunteering and donating to charitable causes.
Learn more about what we do and how we can help by following us on Facebook, or Twitter, or taking a look here on our website.