News

Find out about the latest news from FCHO

Our regular newsletter First Choice for News is now 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 FCHO Communications team on  0161 393 5279, 0161 393 5515 or 0161 393 5523.  Alternatively you can email communications@fcho.co.uk.

First Choice For News previous editions:

MyFCHO closure for maintenance

MyFCHO closure for maintenance

From 8pm tonight through to 8am Monday 23rd April customers will be unable to access the MyFCHO portal. This is due to essential maintenance work taking place on the system. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
IWD 2018 and Gender Pay Gap report

IWD 2018 and Gender Pay Gap report

In celebration of International Women's Day here at First Choice Homes. We held a networking breakfast for our female colleagues with a moving talk from one of our colleagues who spoke about the fantastic work that she does supporting her hometown in Malawi. There are some infographics on women i...
Helpful hints to prevent frozen pipes in your home

Helpful hints to prevent frozen pipes in your home

3 helpful hints to prevent frozen pipes in your home: Turn up the heating thermostat Open one cold and one hot tap so they are running as slow as possible, a constant drip will suffice, this will help to keep water constantly running in the pipes, running water will not freeze. This will also he...
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...
First Choice Homes Oldham is one of the best companies to work for in the UK

First Choice Homes Oldham is one of the best companies to work for in the UK

Housing association First Choice Homes Oldham has been given the accolade of being ranked 55th in the Top 100 Sunday Times Best Not for Profit Company to Work for in the UK. This is up ten places from its position last year and shows the company continues to improve how it looks after employees....
People in hardship to benefit from new First Choice Homes Oldham funding

People in hardship to benefit from new First Choice Homes Oldham funding

Households in Oldham who are struggling financially will get help to eat healthily on a budget thanks to £20,000 funding for community groups. The Ancora Project has been able to launch its Eat Well, Spend Less courses due to receiving £320 from housing association First Choice Homes Oldham.   Ol...
Oldham housing partnership pledges to bring an end to homelessness

Oldham housing partnership pledges to bring an end to homelessness

Oldham Housing Investment Partnership has vowed to help Greater Manchester Housing Providers end rough sleeping and reduce homelessness over the next five years.

Housing association seeks local contractors to help build much needed homes

Housing association seeks local contractors to help build much needed homes

First Choice Homes Oldham are seeking expressions of interest from local contractor’s that offer a full house building package to build 26 units across five sites within the Oldham area.

Oldham children are making a big noise!

Oldham children are making a big noise!

An innovative musical project is helping children gain confidence by learning how to play instruments and bringing the local community together.

The Incredible Plastic Street Band is run by local organisations

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