Bolton Council is committed to the Armed Forces Covenant and works in partnership with the Armed Forces community to honour, recognise and remember the contribution made in the service of our country.

Bolton Council as an employer has been awarded Silver accreditation under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for our support to Defence and the wider Armed Forces community.

Bolton Council are aiming to achieve Gold status in 2024.

Please call in to the one stop shop in Bolton Town Hall or use the information below if you require advice or support.

The Bolton Guild of Help

Support is also available from The Bolton Guild of Help which has been assisting veterans since 1905.  The Guild has offered a wide range of support for veterans including food packages, help with rent arrears, provision of white goods and advice on energy costs.

It also runs a Veterans' Support drop-In centre at the Bridge Café in Bradford Street.  The sessions provide a relaxed social environment to ask for any help required.  The drop-in sessions take place every other Thursday between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

For more information please contact the Guild on 01204 524858 (Monday to Wednesday 9.30am - 2.30pm), or by e-mailing

Local support

Local Support is available in the One Stop Shop which is open from 08:45 until 16:30 Mon - Friday. Support by appointment only, please call 01204 333333.

Organisation Contact number Email
Housing 01204 335830
School admissions 01204 333333
Emmaus 01204 398056
MhIST (Mental health independent support team) 01204 527200
Age UK 01204 382411
Bolton CVS (community and voluntary service) 01204 546010
Veterans Hearing Support 0800 861 1102

National support

The Veterans' Gateway provides information about many of the charities available to veterans.

Find out more about the Veterans' Gateway


See the NHS Armed Forces offer

NHS Covenant

Armed forces champions

Armed Forces Admin
Armed forces champion Councillor Ryan Bamforth

Armed forces lead officer Lee Fallows