Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

Family Fun Day at the UCAN Centre

The UCAN Centre, Farnworth, held its first Fun Day on Friday 30th May and was packed out with local families getting involved in activities such as making crafts and healthy smoothies. There was a drumming workshop (pictured) taking place which proved particularly popular! Staff and families at the UCAN also met with Local Councillor Noel Spencer who dropped by to support the Open Day.

Every week scores of local people come to the Farnworth UCAN Centre to access the free computers, develop their CV, or to get involved in activities or support groups.  The UCAN has become a vital part of the Farnworth community as more and more people recognise the benefit of a centre like this.

If you would like to find out more about activities happening at the UCAN, please contact Julia Glover on 01204 794951

Author - Ruth Coglan | Added on 02/06/2014


New Pregnancy Clinic Opens at the UCAN Centre Farnworth

New pregnancy therapy/support clinic opened today at the UCAN Centre in Farnworth, aimed at the most vulnerable and at risk pregnant women in the Farnworth and Bolton area.  

The Pregnancy Massage clinic has been set up with the full support of Midwives and the NHS Trust to offer a calming and holistic place to relax, recover, and learn relaxation techniques and de stress. The aim is to work with a professional therapist to increase the women’s chances of having a good overall outcome for the pregnancy and birth of the baby. 

This project – which will run for 9 months has been funded by Bolton Community Homes, and supported by Bolton Council, Bolton midwives, Bolton outreach support services as well as local children’s centres. 

The first clinic starts on Wednesday May 14th at Farnworth Urban Care Centre.

For more information contact the UCAN Centre on 01204 794951

Author - | Added on 13/05/2014


Housing Minister, Kris Hopkins MP, visits our Manchester Foyer

We are very honoured at St Vincent's to have had a visit from a very important person. Kris Hopkins, Housing Minister, dropped into our fantastic Manchester Foyer to meet residents and staff and take a look around. He spent time talking to the young people at the Foyer about the challenges facing young people, particularly in a big city such as Manchester, but also about the talk about the opportunities that are out there for young people with a positive attitude.

Kris Hopkins was very impressed with the Foyer and thanked everyone involved.

He said “It is great to be in Manchester to see how St Vincent’s is helping to provide opportunities and a fresh start for so many people. The support they offer to young people, many of whom are homeless or come from challenging backgrounds, and who want to stay in education, seek out training and get into work really is invaluable. The stable, secure accommodation and help they provide can enable a young person, who may otherwise feel overlooked, set down roots in the local area, help to turn their lives around and spur them towards more ambitious goals.”

Author - | Added on 29/04/2014


Every Pound Counts

We’ve been working hard on our Every Pound Counts Strategy and last year, by listening to our customers and staff, have implemented a whole range of efficiency measures across the organisation.  If you would like to take a look at our Value for Money Statement you can see it here:

http://www.svha.co.uk/publications/valueformoneystatement/

Author - | Added on 28/04/2014


St.Vincent's Shared Ownership scheme in Ribble Valley

We are pleased to announce we are developing the first ever shared ownership bungalows in the lovely Ribble Valley.  The three two-bedroom bungalows overlooking the River Ribble are available on a part-buy-part-rent basis at Low Moor Gardens, Clitheroe, along with three two-bedroom houses, three three-bedroom houses and a four-bedroom house.

 

The homes are being developed by Taylor Wimpey in association with Ribble Valley Borough Council and ourselves.

 

We are hosting an open day at the development on Tuesday, April 29 from 4 to 7pm.

 

The properties have gardens and off-road parking, making them ideal for families or mature residents in an area where affordable housing is particularly scarce.

 

The shared ownership bungalows start at £75,000 for a 50 per cent share.

 

Pictured: Rachel O’Connor, St Vincent’s Development Manager and Colin Hirst, head of housing and regeneration at Ribble Valley Borough Council

Author - | Added on 08/04/2014


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