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:

Changes to Holts Community Hub

Changes to Holts Community Hub

The way we provide services and support from the Holts Hub is changing.

Phone line maintainence

Phone line maintainence

Our phone lines will be down between 8pm and 10pm tonight for ongoing maintenance work. In case of an emergency after this time, please use the below numbers.

Oldham community groups receive 15,000 cash boost

Oldham community groups receive 15,000 cash boost

Community groups in Oldham are celebrating after benefiting from a share of £15,633 in extra funding.

Some 24 initiatives across the town have received a share of  the Respect our Community Awards (Rapid ROCA), run by housing association First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO).

A lifetime at First Choice Homes Oldham

A lifetime at First Choice Homes Oldham

First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) recently said goodbye to painter and decorator Paddy Hetherington, after a whopping 45 years with the housing organisation.

FCHO recognised at national 24housing Awards

FCHO recognised at national 24housing Awards

We are delighted to announce that we achieved highly commended at the 24housing Awards for our development in Thorp Road, Royton.

Giant opportunities event for Oldham residents to offer employment and skills advice

Giant opportunities event for Oldham residents to offer employment and skills advice

Residents in Oldham are invited to attend a giant opportunities event on Tuesday 15th October. Directions Day hosted by First Choice Homes Oldham is a free event offering expert support in finding employment and training opportunities, drafting applications and perfecting interview skills.

Update: Community cash boost for Oldham

Update: Community cash boost for Oldham

Community projects in Oldham are set to benefit from a £19,000 funding boost.

First Choice Homes Oldham and its partners are once again inviting applicants for the next round of funding available through its Rapid ROCA (Respect our Community Awards) grant.

Local groups and voluntary organisations are invited to bid for up to £500 to help support projects and initiatives that will benefit the community and make a difference to the lives of people in Oldham.

Update: Growing Together 2019

Update: Growing Together 2019

This year's gardening competition is now closed for entries. Thank you to those that submitted an entry. Judges will visit all gardens by the end of August. They will have an ID badge and will leave a calling card. Entrants will be notified of the result by the end of September. All winners will...
Oldhams Housing services have moved

Oldhams Housing services have moved

Oldham Housing Advice Service (OHAS) is now known as Housing Options and is no longer be based at First Choice Homes Oldham.

Update: Great Get Together 2019

Update: Great Get Together 2019

Update: Applications for The Great Get Together are now closed. Applications will no longer be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed with decisions made and applicants will be notified by the end of this week.

The Great Get Together is the UK's annual get together for neighbours. The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox

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