What We Do

For over 40 years we've been a part of the community in Bolton, giving free advice on a wide range of issues to anyone who needs it. 

We're staffed by volunteers who can help you with everything to making phone calls to other agencies on your behalf, helping you to fill in forms or being by your side at hearings and tribunals. 
If we are unable to advise you on a particular issue we are usually able to signpost you to another source of advice.
Our drop-in centre is open Monday to Friday 10-3pm or you can email us on support@boltonadvicecentre.co.uk.

We will try to reply to every email as soon as possible, but please remember that we are run by volunteers and it may not always be possible to respond immediately. 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT ADVICE​

We offer advice on many issues relating to unemployment, including benefits and issues relating to redundancy, dismissal and unfair treatment, as well as advice on seeking new employment opportunities.

JOB SEARCHING

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

EMPLOYEES LEGAL ADVICE

REDUNDANCY
CAREERS ADVICE 

 

 

BENEFITS ADVICE​

Claiming benefits can be stressful and we have the experience to either directly helping people to claim what they are entitled to or signposting them to the best place for them to receive the correct help.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

INCOME SUPPORT
ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE

COUNCIL TAX ADVICE

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (DLA)
DLA PREMIUMS

HOUSING BENEFIT

AFFORDABLE WARMTH GRANTS 
PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS (PIPS)
EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE (ESA)
JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE (JSA)

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

TAX CREDITS

CHILD TAX CREDIT
NEW & EXISTING CLAIMS ADVICE

 

DEBT ADVICE​

Many people fall into debt through no fault of their own and this can be very stressful. We can give practical help on managing your finances and paperwork and by  signposting to the best places to receive further help.
 

PAYDAY LOANS

HELP AFTER BEREAVEMENT

UNEMPLOYED DEBT ADVICE

SELF-EMPLOYED DEBT ADVICE

TAX DEBTS

PAYDAY LOANS
RENT ARREARS

COUNCIL TAX ARREARS

BANKRUPTCY

 

 

OTHER ADVICE​

We can also provide advice on the following issues:

ADVOCACY

HOMELESSNESS

UTILITIES ADVICE 

BUS PASSES

BANKRUPTCY

REPOSSESSIONS & EVICTIONS

EX-SERVICES 
RELEASED PRISONERS

 

148 Deansgate, Bolton, 
Lancashire, BL1 1BB