Bolton Cares, the adult social care company established by Bolton Council is celebrating its first anniversary.
Bolton Cares, which was established in July 2016, is a not-for-profit company that provides a range of care and support for adults in the community including: supported living services; day care; extra care services; short breaks and the shared lives and outreach service
Over the last year, the company has grown and now employs around 500 staff. It has also taken on new business and has expanded its day care, extra care services and shared lives services. In March, Bolton Cares was awarded a contract from the council to deliver extra day care services. Bolton Cares has also taken on the running of six new Extra Care schemes across the borough and now looks after a total of over 250 extra care users at 10 locations across the borough.
The company is celebrating with a series of events including a garden party for staff, service users and families and carers at the Jubilee Centre on Friday 7 July. The Jubilee Centre has been recently refurbished, including repainting and new toilets and bathrooms, as well as the installation of a new community garden, which will provide a place of relaxation for service users, staff and the local community.
To celebrate its first anniversary, Bolton Cares is also launching its own staff awards to honour and reward the work of Bolton Cares employees who meet the values of the organisation, deliver high quality, compassionate care and support; put people first; are warm, friendly and caring; go the extra mile; tell it like it is and who help people live better lives. Service users and families can nominate staff for an award by going to the Bolton Cares website www.boltoncares.org.uk
John Livesey, Chief Executive of Bolton Cares said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of this innovative adult social care company. It has been a successful year, taking on extra staff and service users in both day care and extra care services and the first of our services to be inspected by the Care Quality Commission have been rated as good in all areas.
We are determined to continue to develop and improve, whilst maintaining our commitment to delivering high quality, compassionate care and support to help local people live better lives.”
Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council and Chair of the Bolton Cares steering group said: “We are really pleased to see the success of Bolton Cares on its first anniversary. The company has grown and developed a reputation for high quality, value for money services that meet the needs of the changing health and social care economy in Greater Manchester and beyond.”