- About Us
- About Us
Knit and Natter
This project provides a platform for ladies in the community, to come together to chat to each other over a cup of tea/coffee and light refreshment.
Through this project the ladies are able:
to make new friends
to do different activities which help them improve their health and wellbeing
to meet the needs of other people in their communities.
To share ideas, information and to advise each other
To Help with integration which leads to stronger community
To learn and develop skills and talents
To make things for themselves or for their families
To improve their confidence and
To help their local charities
Our knit and Natter projects are currently based in Kearsley and Halliwell wards.
Activities at Knit and Natter Kearsley
Knitting and crocheting
Chair based exercises
Knit and Natter project at Kearsley ward is based at
Kearsley Mount Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Bolton, BL4 8QL and run every Thursday from 12pm-3pm
Activities in Knit and Natter Halliwell
Knitting and crocheting
The Knit and Natter Project at Halliwell ward is based at
Halliwell Ucan Centre, Hatfield Road, Bolton, BL1 3BU and run every Friday from 12pm-2.30pm
The items made by members of Knit and Natter Project in both wards are given to people who are in need in the Bolton community. The ladies have been able to make items that were given to:
Homeless people at Saint Luke church
Homeless and needy people at Salvation Army,
Children in special care baby unit at Royal Bolton Hospital,
Women who are facing abuse in their relationship at Fort Alice,
Elderly people at Darley Court
Refugees and asylum seekers at Destitution project Victoria hall
And people in the community living with dementia
Precious Memories Project
The aim of this project is to help people living with dementia and their carers to meet other people who are in the same boat as they are, to create friendships and to support each other, and to get involved in their community.
The sessions start with sharing memories over a cup of tea/coffee followed by circle dance that is designed for people living with dementia.
Some of the benefits for people who join in our circle dance are:
Improvement of health and wellbeing
People are able to have fun
Feeling of togetherness ad friendship
Feeling of being accepted and protected
The dances are led by trained volunteers. Members of Precious memories Project enjoy it so much that they bring music of their choice for the dance and others learn these dance movements to teach others.
This project also provides information, support and advice for people living with dementia and their carers. It is open to all abilities. Wheelchair users are welcome. There are choices of dancing, sitting or standing. Those who don’t fancy dancing can still come and enjoy watching the others dance.
Precious Memories Project held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm – 3pm at Christ Church, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1JE.
Dementia Awareness Project
Many people in minority communities don’t have enough knowledge of dementia. They believe that dementia is an old age thing, something that is normal and is supposed to happen to everyone getting old. People who are diagnosed with dementia in these communities are not taken care of well enough. Their family members and friends don’t know the support that is available for them. This project also helps to transform minority communities into dementia friendly ones.
The Dementia Awareness project helps them to have a better understanding of what dementia is all about and information on the support that is available for people living with dementia. At the moment we are holding awareness in Bolton area.
Generation Reunited Projects
Our culture and society are changing so quickly. The way the older generation was brought up is different from the way the younger generation is being brought up. Many younger children have grandparents who are less than 50 years old. They don’t have much contact with older people. This can give older people a sense of fear and vulnerability when they do encounter the younger generations.
The aim of this project is to bring both generations together in order to have a better understanding of each other, to create relationships amongst each other and to learn from each other. This means they can then contribute better to their communities
Generation Reunited Activities
Arts and Crafts
Board games and jigsaw puzzles
Reminiscence/Reflect (bringing up an object/event from the past and sharing it with others and answering questions).
Music, dance and drama
Basic training on how to use tablets and internet.
The project is held in two wards (during term time only)
Kearsley Ward at Saint Stephen School, Bent Spur Road, Bolton, BL4 8PB and
Tonge moor ward at Tonge children centre, 260 Starkie Road, Bolton, BL2 3ED