Bolton Solidarity Community Association

Bolton Solidarity Community Association (B.S.C.A.) was founded in 2002 and achieved registered charitable status in 2003. Over the last 19 years, B.S.C.A. has become a model of best practice working with diverse communities. Our background and our experience means that we have unique insight across Bolton’s many communities. BCSA works to aid communication, promote understanding, facilitate integration, and empower new and emerging BME communities, including Somali; Ethiopian; Sudanese; Oromo; Eritrean; Kurdish and other communities. BSCA also provide support and guidance to refugees, asylum seekers and EU citizens in Bolton (e.g. helping filling EU scheme settlement applications. We also provide support, expertise and training to empower our clients to become successful and active members of the community. B.S.C.A has been recognised for its contribution to communities in Bolton and received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2019. If we take as an example the activities/services that BSCA have provided for young people in particualr these include
: -Homework club for children and young people between KS1 and GCSE. –
Activities for girls
Wellbeing support
FGM awareness sessions –
Tackling substance misuse for young people
Working with ex offenders and crime prevention projects
Sports and recreational sessions.
Employment support

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