Bolton and Bury Veterans Aid (COVID-19 Project)

Bolton and Bury Veterans Aid (BBVA) is a project being run by the Bolton Guild of Help (BGoH) throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Commencing on the 15 June it will finish at the end of November 2020.

The project is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and is entitled ‘Veterans Will Not be Forgotten’

Many of our veterans are finding the current situation very challenging and quite isolating.  Their reluctance to ask for help can exacerbate this. This project will make direct contact with veterans to identify any immediate and ongoing needs. By regularly checking in with each veteran we will be able to reduce social isolation, review and ensure that the support is effective.

As the lockdown is lifted some veterans will be able to venture out into the community but may still feel socially isolated.  The project aims to provide ongoing access to further support and access to engage in community social activities.  Whilst maintaining contact and ongoing support for those who must remain at home a while longer. 

Welcome To Health Watch

Welcome To Heath Watch

The Bolton Guild of Help would like to welcome Healthwatch Bolton to Scott house.  Healthwatch moved into two of the refurbished offices on the first floor of Scotthouse where they now operate from.  As a charity it good to share such a prime office location with other charities and organisations working for the benefit of the Bolton Community.

Animal Magic!

Animal Magic!

The Bolton Guild of Help manages many legacies for the benefit of people living in the Bolton area.  Did you know however that we also manage a legacy for the benefit of animals?  The Joyce and Frank Smith animal fund was set up by a former trustee of the Bolton Guild of Help in memory of his late wife Joyce Smith.  Sadly, Frank Smith passed away some years ago leaving the remainder of his estate to in trust with the Guild for the benefit of Animal welfare around the Bolton area.  For further details go to our contact page. 

Back To Our Roots

Back To Our Roots

A couple of years ago we looked through our archives and discovered that the Scott Trust based in Kendal Windermere have links with the Bolton Guild of Help.  Sir James Scott, one of the founders of the Guild in 1905 made many donations to the charity over the years until his death in 1914. 

1926 – Scott House, 27 Silverwell Street was given in Memory of Sir James W Scott Bart and Lady Scott by their sons Sir Samuel H Scott Bart., and Francis C Scott.  To commemorate the 21st year of the Bolton Guild of Help.  The Sir James & Lady Scott Trust was set up in 1909, now operating from Kendal but funding many organisations in the Bolton area today.

 

COVID-19

COVID-19

 

Throughout the lockdown the Bolton Guild of Help continues to operate to support people living in Bolton who are struggling. We continue to strengthen our links with other organisations to enhance the work we do, in partnership with other organisations. Applications are being carried out by appointment over the telephone. Telephone and email contact is available during office hours for enquiries. We are working hard to make sure that we can deliver as much support to people as possible especially during this difficult time.

 

Support for Veterans

Support for Veterans

 

Bolton Guild of Help has had links with Veterans for over 100 years, with Scott house being the original home of SSAFA Bury & Bolton (now based in the Fusilier Museum in Bury).  We continue to work closely with SSAFA today.  We launched our Bolton Veterans Aid in 2019, providing support to veterans of Bolton in their time of need with essential items, benefit support, food voucher referrals and debt advice via our partnership scheme with Christians Against Poverty.  We are working hard to build on this with projects prepared and funding applications submitted.  Further information on this will be provided once funding to expand on the project is secured.

 

Contact Us

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Bolton address

info@boltonguildofhealth.org.uk