Bolton Community Homes
We bring together Housing Providers, Bolton Council, Health and Social Care Services and Voluntary and Community organisations to enable the development and management of affordable housing opportunities in Bolton.
Collectively our partners are responsible for approx. 25,000 homes and directly employ over 5,000 people in the Bolton area.
We are proud to support the development and delivery of Bolton Council’s 10-year plan to ensure Bolton 2030 is Active, Connected and Prosperous for all.
How we work together
We work together to combine the knowledge, skills and resources of our partners to help improve the provision of affordable homes and integrated services for people and communities within the Borough.
Find out more on our BCH Partnership page.
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Building the Vision for Bolton
Our work focuses on four areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact
Communities and Neighbourhoods
We work collectively to integrate housing, skills and education, health and social care support and services to improve people’s immediate and long term health prospects. We want to edit this box
We played a key role in the development of Bolton’s Integrated Care Partnership that brings together housing providers and NHS care providers to collectively plan and integrate health and social care support services to meet the needs of residents.
Growth and Development
BCH partners and Council representatives have worked closely over the years to deliver affordable housing schemes effectively and efficiently to meet identified housing needs and maximise resources for Bolton.
Together we take housing projects from drawing board to build and we are committed to supporting the development of housing schemes that add social value and maximise the impact on our local economy.
Access to Housing
Working with Bolton Council we operate the Homes for Bolton choice based lettings service. A partnership of eight landlords, representing approximately 95% of social rented houses and providing access to over 24,000 homes for rent in Bolton. Read our Allocations and Lettings Policy and register to apply for a home at Homes for Bolton.
We work in partnership to improve accessibility and availability of social housing, and also help people to maintain their tenancies. Our tenancy support service offers tenants regular contact, advice and assistance if they’re finding it difficult to manage their tenancy. Our Homelessness Pledge helps prevent and relieve homelessness and support vulnerable people at risk of losing their homes.
Strategic Asset Management
We work collaboratively to understand the performance of our current housing stock in Bolton, so that we can continue to invest in the homes we own to ensure that they remain to be safe, modern and energy efficient.
We are researching new and creative ways to keep our homes energy efficient while also protecting the environment as we move towards greener energy in response to climate change.