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27/07/2020
We understand that some customers’ circumstances may have changed due to the impact of the coronavirus, and some of you may have concerns about your ability to pay your rent. We are a profit-for-purpose organisation and your rent is essential for us to be able to deliver our services to you, so i...

Phoenix Ironworks

27/07/2020
We are delighted to have received planning permission to build 20 new homes in Littleborough, Rochdale, all for affordable rent. Helping us to increase the supply of much needed affordable homes locally, the Phoenix Ironworks development will be a mix of one bedroom apartments and two and three b...

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24/07/2020
We’re pleased to announce that our playgrounds are now open again. We closed them in March following government guidance to help limit the spread of coronavirus, so thanks for being understanding during this period. We know that our playgrounds are important parts of community life and many of yo...

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22/07/2020
Keeping it local and investing in Oldham’s economy is the key focus for us moving forward, and we're using local companies to support our new 90-strong van fleet. The fleet of approximately 90 vehicles is key for our Property and Neighbourhood Care teams to deliver a high level of service to cust...

First Choice Homes Oldham Customers Save £100,000, Thanks To Affordable Food Service

16/07/2020
Our customers have collectively saved over £100,000 since we launched our partnership with The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) affordable food service. We partnered with Manchester-based food surplus redistribution charity, TBBT, in November 2019 to provide good quality food for a fraction of its u...

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15/07/2020
We’re encouraging our staff to lace up their trainers and get outdoors, not just for lockdown exercise but to host meetings! We want staff to take break from a Skype, Zoom or coffee shop meetings and arrange a walking meeting instead (maintaining social distancing, of course!) Not only is it a gr...

Resident Hilda Muffett (Left) With Graham Rogers, Salvation Army

14/07/2020
Elderly people in Fitton Hill are in high spirits despite coronavirus thanks to the efforts of their local Salvation Army branch. Earlier this year, The Salvation Army was successful in bidding for £500 of funding under FCHO’s Respect Our Community Awards (ROCA). This was set to part-fund some...

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10/07/2020
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 Monday 13 July We’ll look at where to find job vacancies and how to submit effective job applications. Interview Skill...

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07/07/2020
Three of our tradesmen celebrated an astronomical forty years’ service with the organisation today (Tuesday 7 July 2020). Painter and decorator, Dave Nield, and joiners, Keith Garrod and Phil Sidlow, all left school aged just fifteen and started their lengthy career as fresh-faced apprentices in...

More Than 5000 First Choice Homes Oldham Customers Benefit From Welfare Calls During The Coronavirus Pandemic

02/07/2020
5,047 of our customers have now been contacted by our staff to make sure they are safe and well since the government introduced measures in March to help tackle coronavirus. Customers aged 70+, and others flagged up to be vulnerable and isolated, received the calls during the Covid-19 lockdown as...

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