What is Bolton House?
Bolton House offers supported housing to offenders on licence who are homeless or at serious risk of homelessness in Bolton.
We provide temporary accommodation and intensive support to those at risk of re-offending. Customers may also have one or more of the following needs: mental health, substance misuse, single homeless with support needs and generic/complex needs.
- Furnished self-contained flats with own kitchen and bathroom or shared units with communal facilities and communal laundry
- Allocated Support Worker who will develop a Support Plan with you to identify your needs and aspirations
- Referral to specialist services for specific needs such as substance misuse, domestic violence and mental health
- Advice and support around debt management and access to benefits
- Engagement with health services, including GP, hospital appointments and substance misuse services
- Assistance with resettlement to enable you to move on to appropriate accommodation with help to establish and maintain your home
- Advice on tenancy sustainment, utilities, setting-up home, arranging repairs and practical life skills including shopping on a budget, healthy eating and kitchen hygiene
- Access to education, training, employment agencies and volunteering opportunities
How it works
You will be male or female, aged 18 and over, with a recent offending background or risk of re-offending, and ordinarily resident within the borough of Bolton.
Referrals to the service is via Bolton Homeless Welfare, Housing Advisers at Prisons, Riverside Housing surgeries held at Bolton Probation and local drug and alcohol services.
Ideally, you will be expected to complete the support and move-on to independent accommodation within 6 months. Any move-on is dependent on the availability of suitable housing within the Bolton Borough.
Getting the most out of our service
- You’ll have access to our Floating Support services once you move-on to support your transition into independent living.
- You must be prepared to actively engage with a Support Worker; in return we will help build self-esteem and work with you to fulfil your aspirations.
Why we are different
We offer a joined up approach with support agencies in the community to help you break the cycle of re-offending, homelessness and related issues such as substance misuse, enabling you to live an independent, fulfilled life in the community.
66-68 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4BY
T: 01204 386010