An older person sat leading a class.

Little Lever, Bolton

Bolton at Home delivers the Pathfinder in the neighbourhood of Little Lever, Bolton with the support of Age UK Bolton and Bolton Council.

Together, they have been working to find out how local older residents feel about living in Little Lever, what could be done to improve the area and how partnership and collaboration can deliver meaningful change. 

Engaging with residents

As of April 2024, the Pathfinder has worked with over 200 residents in the area. As part of this, 13 different social activities and seven groups were supported. 

All of the work has been led by older residents from the local area who, together with Bolton at Home, have designed and created a social calendar that brings people together and reduces social isolation. To further support ageing well, residents have been provided with information and tools on how to live healthier lives.

A new extra care development, built by Bolton at Home, that contains 62 flats and 4 bungalows will allow the Pathfinder to expand its work with older residents this year. By working with local organisations, stakeholders and residents, Bolton at Home aims to improve the lives and experiences of older people in Little Lever by delivering improvements to local services and the physical environment of the area, among other things.

International Day of Older Persons 2023

For International Day of Older Persons, Greater Manchester Combined Authority partnered with Yellow Jigsaw to film local older residents in place.

Throughout August and September, films were recorded with local residents in each of the Ageing in Place Pathfinder neighbourhoods. Below is the video recorded with Pat from Little Lever.

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Article Published: 28/06/2024 08:59 AM