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:

Update - Direct Debit payments

Update - Direct Debit payments

We want to give you an update about rent payment issues from last week. Allpay have let us know there was a duplication of payments and if you have not already been in contact with your bank for a refund,

Direct Debit payments

Direct Debit payments

We've been informed that a number of banks are having issues with direct debits and BACS payments including salary payments. Customers whose direct debit payments for rent that were paid yesterday (7th), or today (8th) December may be experiencing problems.

Water supply for Summervale House

Water supply for Summervale House

Update: issues with the water supply to Summervale House have now been resolved.

We are aware there is a problem with the water supply to Summervale House and we are working to resolve this as soon as possible.

We will keep you updated with progress.

12 Days of Christmas with Stronger Communities

12 Days of Christmas with Stronger Communities

Join our Stronger Communities team at your local community centre for a free afternoon of festive fun! Receive your free winter warmer pack and advice on staying warm and well this winter.

New homes boost for people in Oldham

New homes boost for people in Oldham

More than 150 new houses will start being built in Oldham in the next few months to tackle the housing shortage.

There are currently 20,000 people on the housing waiting list in Oldham. These new First Choice Homes Oldham developments in Coleridge Road, Sholver, and Acre Lane, Derker, will help provide much needed homes for local people.

Crossbank House water supply

Crossbank House water supply

Update: The water is now back on at Crossbank House. Thank you for your patience. Update: We have a team on site at Crossbank house dealing with the water issues. United Utilities will also be on site this afternoon. We are aware that there are problems with the water supply at Crossbank House. W...
Doorstep crime on the rise

Doorstep crime on the rise

Doorstep crime on the rise First Choice Homes Oldham has joined forces with Oldham Council to raise awareness of how to avoid falling victim to doorstep crime. There has recently been a large increase in doorstep callers who are signing up customers to make legal claims and saying they are workin...
A new start in life for rough sleepers in Oldham

A new start in life for rough sleepers in Oldham

A new start in life for rough sleepers in Oldham An Oldham housing association aims to turn around the lives of rough sleepers as part of a £1.8m Greater Manchester drive to help them off the streets. First Choice Homes Oldham is in a partnership of housing providers, charities and social investo...
Green fingered residents come together to celebrate!

Green fingered residents come together to celebrate!

This year’s Growing Together awards evening was another blooming success!

Customers from all over Oldham were brought together through their love of gardening and being able to brighten up not only their own gardens, but their communities too.

The event was organised by First Choice Homes Oldham in partnership with Oldham Council and held on November 7 at local venue Smokies Hotel. It recognised the talents and dedication of its green fingered customers.

Chief executive hands over reins to keep transforming lives in Oldham

Chief executive hands over reins to keep transforming lives in Oldham

Oldham has seen many significant improvements in housing during the seven years Chief Executive Cath Green has led the award-winning First Choice Homes Oldham.
Cath will have an impressive legacy when she leaves at the end of December, following the recent appointment of new Chief Executive Vinny Roche. First Choice Homes Oldham is the largest housing provider in Oldham, looking after 60 per cent of the social housing properties.