Bolster Community

Broker Details

Name: Bolster Community
Address: Unit 1, Whitegates Business Park, Killeavy Road, Newry, Down, BT35 6UA
Primary Contact Allison Slater
Email: allison@bolstercommunity.org
Telephone: 028 3083 5764
Mobile: 07557 676916
Website: www.bolstercommunity.org
Contract Type(s): ICT, Services, Supplies
Location(s): Armagh, Down
Clause(s): Cyber Security initiatives, Digital Inclusion initiatives, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Health & Wellbeing Strategy for staff, Health and wellbeing initiatives, Paid employment for education leavers, Paid employment for people 25 years old or over and unemployed for 12 months, Paid employment for people under 25 years old and unemployed for 6 months, Skills development and educational attainment initiatives, Support for the Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise sector, Use of Social Enterprises in the Supply Chain, Work placements

Location

Bolster Community

Unit 1, Whitegates Business Park, Killeavy Road, Newry, Down, BT35 6UA

Bolster Community is a not for profit organisation with offices in Newry and Kilkeel. We’re a practical, hands-on charity that works alongside individuals, families and communities to help them get through and get ahead.  Since 2004, we’ve had the privilege of helping countless individuals reach their full potential. From early years right through to later years, we support and strengthen people facing life’s tough challenges. Bolster Community has grown from a small campaigning organisation to a key third sector agency providing services, support, training and leadership on community development, resilience and well-being.

Our services are centred around supporting three categories – Family, Ability and Seniors.

  • Our Family Support Service provides practical and therapeutic support and a range of parenting, wellbeing and resilience training programmes for parents and children. We help find solutions for families facing physical and mental health problems, family breakdown, parenting difficulties, financial problems and social and rural isolation.
  • Our Ability services are dedicated to connecting children and young adults of mixed ability to reach for the stars.   We are especially proud of our Social Enterprise and online gift shop (www.bolstercommunity.org/shop/), a co-designed safe place for young adults to feel connected, valued and purposeful. Our young adults learn manufacturing, merchandising and retail skills and all profits go back into supporting our vital work.
  • Signposting and practical support to older members of the community are delivered through our Seniors services. Comfort Zone is a social group bringing seniors together to make new friends and enjoy some company. Home2Hospital, a driver service for those over 60 that live in rural Mournes and Slieve Gullion, is a lifeline to many.

We have a range of ways in which you can support our families and adults with additional needs and can support your teams to connect meaningfully with the wider community.  We can offer resilience and wellbeing programmes to your teams and their families and would be keen to discuss with you how Bolster Community can support your company to achieve social value.