Day Services are Becoming Life Opportunities

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10th January 2023

Bolton Cares is working alongside Bolton Council and other stakeholders to modernise and improve the way we run day services across the town.

We believe that all people who access our Life Opportunities should have the opportunity to co-produce activities and flourish through varied and fulfilling ways of spending their time. Our aim is to work together to develop and provide services that support people’s independence and help them live enriched lives while connecting meaningfully with their community.

The initiative to improve day services started with the ‘Big Conversation’ in 2021, where almost 300 people had their say on how services could be modernised and run in Bolton.

Two important actions from the Big Conversation kick started our exciting journey:

  • That our day services should be renamed Life Opportunities to reflect the scope and breadth of our plans and give it a more modern feel
  • That working together with people to co-produce how services look and delivered is critical to our future.

As part of our journey, we have a newly built Community Centre set to open on Crompton Way in Bolton in the Spring. It will be a fantastic community asset for everyone to enjoy and a great place to enhance and strengthen our improved Life Opportunities offer within the community. It will be a place for socialising, learning new skills, personal development and community support.

To take the project forward we have established a new Life Opportunities Team, who will drive change, and champion co-production, best practice and drive opportunities to connect people better.

Working collaboratively, the team are out and about working alongside the people we support and their families, as well as our dedicated staff teams to make sure we are thinking creatively and listening to people’s new and exciting ideas to shape services for the future. Find out more about our Life Opportunities here Life Opportunities – Bolton Cares   Our Life Opportunities Journey – Bolton Cares