Reverend Lydia Seddon 7

16/10/2020
Food is one of the few examples of something that is classed as an everyday part of life, but at the same time, plays such a big part. We mindlessly pick up a sandwich on our lunch break and shove down our breakfast before a busy day, yet in contrast, we place food at the heart of celebrations an...

PPE Edited

16/10/2020
We know these are unprecedented and worrying times for us all. Our absolute main priority throughout this is your safety and the safety of our staff. We are working hard to maintain our services to you wherever we can and as a business, we’ve put a range of measures in place to protect you, your...

Customers Leighanne Read And Darius Robinson At FCHO's First Jumble Sale

14/10/2020
Our most in-need customers have been able to purchase brand new household items and gifts for a little as 50p at a special one-off 'jumble sale'. The jumble sale, which took place on on Wednesday 14 October through our partnership with Greater Manchester-based affordable food charity, The Bread a...

Hillside Nursery

09/10/2020
We’re delighted to report that Hillside, our development site at Sholver Lane, has received praise from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a recent coronavirus compliance inspection. Coronavirus has presented many challenges for organisations so it was fantastic news for both us and our main...

1 West Vale

07/10/2020
We're pleased to announce that our plans to demolish Crossbank House and Summervale House tower blocks have been approved by Oldham Council. This is the first important step in our ambitious West Vale redevelopment project in the heart of Oldham. We want to bring around 90 high quality, affordabl...

ROCA Round 2 Launch Thunderbirds

05/10/2020
Today the second round of our 2020 Respect Our Community Awards (ROCA) funding has opened, meaning much-needed monetary grants are available for Oldham-based community and voluntary groups. Until 5pm on Friday 30 October 2020, members of community groups can apply for grants of any amount up to £...

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04/10/2020
Covid-19 hasn’t stopped us launching our Customer Voice Panel (CVP). The group officially launched on Monday 28 September with its first virtual meeting! Our CVP is made up of 13 customers from across the borough, and has been set up to give a real voice to those who live in our homes. We want pa...

Learning Styles

03/10/2020
We’ve moved our training sessions online for now. These short sessions will be relaxed and informative. All are welcome. Effective job search and applications: 1.30pm-2.30pm Friday 9 October We’ll look at where to find job vacancies and how to submit effective job applications. Multiple Choi...

New Apprentices

01/10/2020
This week we’ve welcomed two more apprentices to FCHO. Both Amy and Cody have joined us as Site Carpentry apprentices in Property Care – taking our apprentice cohort to four. Amy, 18 from Oldham, lives in one of our homes and opted for the apprenticeship route to get on-the-job work experience a...

Day In The Life Of A Caretaker

30/09/2020
This week we’re going behind the scenes with Gary, a Senior Caretaker in our Environmental Neighbourhood Care team. Gary has been with our organisation for a whopping 25 years and has been in his most recent role for nine years. Here he tells us why he’s so passionate about his role making our ne...

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