Bolton Destitution Project

"Seeking to provide a safe environment where Refugees and Asylum Seekers can find friendship, food and practical help."

Mayor's DP Visit

We at DP were delighted to welcome the present Mayor of Bolton (Councillor Elaine Sherrington) to visit us on the 9th January.

She was only available for an hour as she is such a busy lady, but during that hour she was able to visit various areas of the Project.

She called in to see the classes being taught English, the Clothes Room (where we give out donated clothes to those in need), the Triage team and our Caseworker (who have a huge list of people to help), our Drop-in room (where folk can get free hot drinks all day and enjoy games of table tennis, pool and table football and also a hot meal at lunchtime), and the Food Room (where refused asylum seekers can get food parcels).

She was therefore able to have an overview of our weekly activities.

We are very grateful to the Mayor for sparing time within her busy schedule to visit us.

The first photo below shows the Mayor's visit, the others show a range of recent activities at Bolton DP

Mayors DP Visit

We're looking for help! >>

English Teachers - the Destitution Project is looking for experienced English teachers who would like to volunteer to teach beginner or intermediate/advanced classes for our service users. Classes are up to 2 hours long and take place on Wednesdays at various times and we currently have 2 levels for women and 2 levels for men. Each volunteer teacher would work with one class, and likely be part of a small team of teachers (some of whom are not trained in teaching English). We also try to provide one-to-one instruction throughout the day for those service users with very little English knowledge.

Reception Volunteers - the Destitution Project is in need of volunteers to man our reception desks each Wednesday. This would require you to be present between 9.45am and 3.00pm. You will need to have good interpersonal and organisational skills, and like to meet and greet people but also comfortable ensuring that access to the Drop-In Centre and its services are well managed. You will likely work as part of a two-person team. Previous experience in this sort of task would be ideal, but not essential.
You must be 18 and over to apply.

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