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					Listening and responding
        since 1993
             1993

 Bolton Bond Board formally
   constituted 7th April as a
Company Limited by Guarantee
  and a Registered Charity

       Company No: 2807564
        Charity No: 1040176
              1994


Bolton Bond Board set up National
 Rent Deposit Forum in partnership
      with Kirklees Bond Bank
           1995


  375 bonds issued to date
58 bonds end without a claim
            1996

    The Department of the
 Environment fund a part-time
worker to recruit and support a
  team of volunteers to assist
     bondees to make their
        tenancies work
           1996


637 bonds are issued to date
            1997


 A team of 7 volunteers are
trained and deliver signposting
     support to 98 bondees
           1998


1363 bonds have been issued
            1998


Team of 10 volunteers giving 3
  hours a week of their time to
support bondees in their homes
                1998
  Funding secured to lead community
  development work in a multi-agency
          partnership group

Researching regeneration issues for the
   community of the Haulgh Bolton
            1999


Prime Minister Tony Blair sends
  a message of support for the
 work of the Bolton Bond Board
      and all its volunteers
          1999


349 Bonds issued in Bolton
          2000

2208 Bonds issued to date

   336 issued this year
                    2001

   January - Start to deliver a
Bond service in Rochdale at the
 request of, and in partnership
      with, Rochdale MBC

  (now known as Rochdale Strategic Housing Services)
                     2001

September - Bury MBC and the
Bolton Bond Board start a small
 pilot scheme for 6 months in
 response to the rise in street
        homeless in Bury
   Funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
          2002

 Bury’s 6 month pilot Bond
Scheme goes live in January

  19 people are housed
                  2002
Working in partnership with landlords and
  Housing Benefit teams in Bolton, Bury
 and Rochdale to secure funding for the
 support service from Supporting People

    Bolton Bond Board lead the way
  nationally to achieve this in the private-
                rented sector
             2002

Neighbourhood Renewal Fund
money secured for a dedicated
 Landlord Worker in Bolton to
deliver landlord training, support
     and deal with anti-social
         behaviour issues
             2003

Funding secured with Bury MBC
  from the Office of the Deputy
   Prime Minister to deliver the
  service for another 12 months
            2003
Supporting People contracts
 signed in Bolton, Bury and
          Rochdale

A new Support Team is put in
place to deliver tenancy-related
      support to bondees
             2003


3 tenants maintain their tenancy
           for 5 years
            2003
90 tenants receive support in
            Bolton

  15 receive support in Bury

11 receive support in Rochdale
           2004

Name change from Bolton Bond
          Board to:
                  2004
Landlords Good Practice Guide is
     launched - developed in
   partnership with Northwest
   Landlords Association, Bury
  Housing Advice and the Bolton
     Housing Advice Service

  On sale today at a special price of £4.99
                    2005
A small pilot is started in partnership with the
Strategic Housing Service and the Homeless
        Department of Rochdale MBC

  To start issuing bonds to families and to
 explore the issues for families in the private
          rented sector in Rochdale.
                 2005
Total number of bonds issued to date by
Area:
From 1993 in Bolton      3627
From 2001 in Bury        70
From 2000 in Rochdale 123

Total                   3820 issued
             2005
Bury and Bolton Office Open Days
           2005 & 2006
Young musicians held a fundraising
event for The Bond Board at the
Friend’s Meeting House, Bolton.
               2006
 A pilot scheme was set up to issue
bonds to families in Bolton and Bury.
              2007
Tenancy deposit protection schemes
     came in to force in April.
              2007
The Bond Board, as an organisation,
 was accredited by Bolton MBC for
           three years.
                2008
    Local Housing Allowance was
introduced. Agreements were made in
    Bolton and Rochdale for direct
 payments to landlords for vulnerable
 tenants. As a result, bond take up in
        those areas increased.
              2008
The Bond Board joined HACT (The
Housing Action Charity) to develop
  partnerships with other small
       providers in Bolton.
                2008
Consultation with the Box of Frogs for
 twelve months, to identify ways to
        improve the service.
                2009
In September, the bond closed for five
 months in Bolton, for new bonds, due
to high demand and lack of resources.
                2009
   In April, we received money from
    Probation for the bond pot and
agreements to deliver a service for two
                  years.
               2009
  In April, our funding increased in
Rochdale to deliver a combined bond
   and floating support service, as
     requested by service users.
                2010
In January, the floating support in Bury
  closed. However, the bond in Bury
               continues.
                2010
In April, we signed a new contract with
    Rochdale for undertaking Safer
   Homes, Mortgage Rescue, Empty
  Homes, Gypsies and Travellers and
     Landlord Accreditation work.
                2010
 We were audited by Rochdale MBC
and achieved a Grade A for the quality
   of our floating support service.
            2010
Service users formed BBAT (Bond
       Board Action Team).
We would like to thank our partners and
funders for their support over the years
especially those from:




             Society of Friends (Quakers), Bolton
The United Reformed Church of St Andrew and St George, Bolton

				
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