Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

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:

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

St.Vincent's SnugBug shortlised for Award

We are delighted that our SnugBug Houseshare service has been shortlisted for the NHF’s Community Impact Awards in the Better Neighbourhoods Category.


SnugBug, which launched 12 months ago, provides 60 shared rooms for young people in Manchester.  The service has proved to be immensely popular, and a cracking opportunity for young people to get the independence they want, along with the support they need.  Each young person must complete the pre-tenancy training prior to being offered a property.


We partnered with Manchester City Council to develop the service with £50k seed funding.  Further investment of £2.5m from St Vincent’s has seen SnugBug become a well know and popular service offering high quality fully furnished properties.


Charlie Norman, Chief Executive of St Vincent’s said “Any parent in the country with children or young adults in the household will wonder how on earth their children will actually make the transition from living at home to living in their own place.  There are so few options now for young people and those opportunities that are available are so often way out of the price range of many.  We know that to buy a property in the city many young people will need significant help from the bank of Mum and Dad, something that many parents are unable to give their children.  Shared social housing for young people just hasn’t really taken off before.  We feel that St Vincent’s has stuck its neck out and gone for it, with the belief that we can offer young people something different in a city with few real housing options open to them.”


Author - | Added on 27/03/2014

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