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Job Opportunity - Wellbeing Trainer

Posted on: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BAND has been working in partnership with the Red Cross for the last 2 years to develop and deliver a Wellbeing Course for people across Greater Manchester from the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Communities.  The aim of the course is to help people to understand what changes they can make to their lives to help them to feel better in their mind, body and spirit.  Each course lasts for a total of 12 hours over 3 or 6 weeks, and is delivered twice a year in each of 6 localities around Greater Manchester.

We are looking for a Wellbeing Trainer to deliver the courses in community settings in Oldham, Salford, Leigh, Bolton, Gorton and Rochdale.

You will:

· be able to speak English (including as a second language)

· have a good understanding of the issues facing asylum seekers and refugees

· ideally will have experience of working with diverse communities or asylum seekers and refugees in either a paid or voluntary role.  Applications from within the refugee community are welcome.

Your application must reach us by Monday 11 September 2017 at 5.00pm

BANDstand - April edition

Posted on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Our second newsletter is out, get your hands on a copy here.

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From The Grassroots Up

Posted on: Monday, February 20, 2017

There is a long list of things we can be thankful for. Boltons volunteers come high on that list. Thankyou, your kindness is felt by everyone.

This video shows some of your great work.

BAND Central Forum

Posted on: Tuesday, January 17, 2017



Every 6 weeks

Thursday's, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at BAND

Starting 26th January


Full details available in:








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and have a great day


Read Aloud - shared interest group

Posted on: Thursday, January 5, 2017

We have a new shared interest group starting on Monday 9th January at the central hub in the YMCA between 10:30 and 12:00.

The Read Aloud group is there to share reading and is a great place to relax, make new friends and share stories with others every week. You can just drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a great story or poem. There is no pressure to read or talk.

Light refreshments available.

Please contact the BAND office on 01204 3806 to register or for more info.

The group is facilitated by Mike Wilson.


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