News

Find out about the latest news from FCHO

Our regular newsletter First Choice for News is sent out to all our tenant and leaseholder customers every six months, in April and September. We will post news items here too so you can still keep up to date with the latest news from across Oldham.

For media enquiries please contact a member of the Communications team on 0161 393 8803. Alternatively, you can email communications@fcho.co.uk.

First Choice For News previous editions:

Service Centre training

Service Centre training

To ensure we offer the best possible service to you going forward, our Service Centre advisors will be in training on Tuesday 19th February

First Place vandalism

First Place vandalism

This morning we discovered that First Place, our office building on Union Street, had been subject to graffiti overnight. The graffiti was criticising our provisions for the homeless and has now been removed.

Normal service today

Normal service today

We have a reduced service today due to the weather and driving conditions across the borough.

All remaining appointments will be suspended and we are contacting all affected customers. A further appointment will be made within 48 hours.

However, we will continue to attend all emergencies. We apologise for the inconvenience and we expect normal service to resume tomorrow.

Be aware of bogus callers

Be aware of bogus callers

We have been made aware by a customer that there have been two men going door-to-door in the Holts Village area requesting access to go into people’s houses to look for defects.

These people are not from First Choice Homes.

Our Annual Report and Financial Statement

Our Annual Report and Financial Statement

Our Annual Report and Financial Statement are available now. Click here to view the reports.
Surveys - your views are important to us

Surveys - your views are important to us

At First Choice Homes Oldham we are committed to providing you with the best service we possibly can.

To help us improve and learn from your experience we send out regular text surveys or undertake telephone surveys.

We would be really grateful if you could help us to provide great customer service by filling in these surveys.

Your views are really important to us and we would love to hear from you.

As a thank you we will enter everyone who completes the survey into a monthly draw to win £100*.

So please give it a go, it will certainly be better odds than winning the lottery!

T's & C's apply.

Ambitious Plans Revealed For Meeting Greater Manchesters Housing Need

Ambitious Plans Revealed For Meeting Greater Manchesters Housing Need

Housing providers across the region set out ambitions for building 16,000 homes over next five years. Ambitious plans to help tackle the housing crisis across Greater Manchester have been revealed in a manifesto by a consortium of the region’s housing providers. The Greater Manchester Housing Pro...
Our pledges to support the Armed Forces community

Our pledges to support the Armed Forces community

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community in Oldham and we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Below is an extract from the Oldham Chronicle and it includes a link to a video about why we agreed to sign the covenant. First Choice Homes in Oldham pledges support to the Armed Forces com...
Family Safety week 23 – 27 April 2018

Family Safety week 23 – 27 April 2018

Family Safety week 23 – 27 April 2018 The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people. Every week at least one child under 5 is killed because of an accident. This week we are supporting Family Safety Week and over on our Fac...
Health and safety is a top priority for First Choice Homes Oldham

Health and safety is a top priority for First Choice Homes Oldham

The highest standard of health and safety for customers and employees has been met by First Choice Homes Oldham for the second year running. The housing association’s Property Care service, which provides repairs and maintenance for its properties, was awarded the Occupational Health and Safety A...