Greater Manchester Transformation Fund

As part of devolution, Greater Manchester has taken control of its combined health and social care budgets – a sum of more than £6 billion each year.

In addition to this all the different localities in the region were able to apply to receive their share of a Greater Manchester Transformation Fund. Our application was submitted jointly by all partners involved in our locality plan, and was based on the amount needed to introduce our planned changes. 

We have been awarded £28.8 million.


The locality plan is a five year plan.  We have spent the last year developing the plan and laying the groundwork – some of this has included extending services that we know work well already or piloting new services.  The award of the Transformation Fund money in March 2017 will allow things to progress more quickly. 

Changes to services will happen gradually over the next five years until the end of 2021.  We need to provide safe and high quality services whilst change is happening so we cannot do everything at once.

Involvement: public and partners

Our locality plan is all about working in partnership – and that includes the whole Bolton family.  We’ve already talked to local organisations, community groups, and of course Bolton people to inform them of how ambitious plans for health and social care. 

This is the start of a journey, not a masterplan, so there is scope for things to change along the way.  We’ve decided where we want to end up but the plan for how we get there is flexible.  We welcome the views, ideas, and feedback from Bolton people to help us to decide what to do next. Please see our frequently asked questions for further information.