About Us

Starts with you is a Social Enterprise set up by Bolton at Home, a large housing association, to provide employment and personal support and environmental and other services across Greater Manchester.

Social Enterprises aim to become successful and sustainable businesses which give something back to their communities. These are some of the services we will be able to offer;

  • Employment Support
  • Personal Support
  • Family Support
  • Community Research
  • Handyperson services
  • Cleaning services
  • Voids clearance & cleaning services

We have an organisational vision, aims and values that we live by.

Vision – what do we want to be in five years’ time?

We are an ethical, sustainable and profitable social enterprise that partners want to work with and people want to work for.

Aims – what do we need to do to get there?

Starts with you aims to:

1. Support Bolton at Home’s social investment aims and strategic priorities by profitable but ethical trading

2. Provide quality training and work experience opportunities for excluded groups, including the tenants of Bolton at Home and other housing associations to support their economic and social wellbeing

3. Provide excellent, ethical services for customers and partners so that we develop a reputation for integrity and excellence

Values – what behaviours will we adopt to achieve our vision?

Our values are important to us. They are not simply words, but a genuine commitment to how we work with colleagues, customers, clients and partners.

Our values have been agreed by our staff and Board, and helps us to deliver our mission and objectives: 

EMPOWERING PEOPLE - We makes lives better. Whether directly or through investment of our profits, we are committed to empowering service users, colleagues and customers to be the best that they can be

PASSION - We are passionate. We love what we do, focus on positives and create time and space to have fun in the workplace

INTEGRITY - You can rely on us. We are open, honest and transparent in our dealing with everyone an deliver on our promises

AMBITION - We are ambitious. We will work hard to learn, grow and achieve the best for ourselves, our company and those we work with

ONE TEAM - We take personal responsibility, admit our mistakes and ask for help when things go wrong. We fail, we succeed, learn and grow together. We treat each other with respect and celebrate our diversity, allowing colleagues to be their best self, feel valued and contribute to our success