Becky And Jack

An unlikely friendship between First Choice Homes Oldham’s (FCHO) Becky and 94-year-old Oldham resident Jack has blossomed during the coronavirus outbreak. The pair, who chat every day, were acquainted when Becky volunteered to become a ‘befriender’ in the Oldham area with Age UK. The ‘befriender...

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“My dear friends, this is not victory of a party or of any class. It’s a victory of the great British nation as a whole." “Advance Britannia. Long live the cause of freedom.”Sir Winston Churchill, 8 May 1945 On Friday 8 May 2020, the nation should have been coming together to celebrate the 75th a...

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Our Independence Service does what it says on the tin. Our team of fantastic advisors spend their working week giving support, advice and guidance to customers who need a little bit of help to stay living independently. We help a range of people, including a 73-year-old gentleman who is supported...

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Lots of our colleagues are taking time out from their day jobs to do their bit and make a difference to local people during the coronavirus pandemic. This time we hear from electrician Marc Flynn, from our Property Care team who's been spending time supporting Oldham FoodBank and being part of th...


Do you know your Hyacinths from your Hydrangeas? Your Busy Lizzies from your Begonias? As we can’t go out at the moment, we know lots of you have been putting your green-fingers to good use in your gardens so we’re joining in with the National Gardening Week fun by holding a customer gardening co...

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View all the latest information and answers to your questions about the impact of coronavirus on your tenancy Message from Emma Davison, Customer First Executive Director at First Choice HomesHello everyoneHope yo...

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We’re proud to be playing a role in helping to keep key public services going through the coronavirus pandemic. A number of customer volunteers and our colleagues have swapped their usual day jobs to help support Oldham Council’s critical frontline services in the borough and ensure that the most...

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You can get in touch with us as usual over the Easter bank holiday weekend by calling 0161 393 7117. Before you call, make sure you’ve checked our webpage first which has answers to any coronavirus FAQs and details of any service changes.

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Demand has recently surged at Oldham Food Bank and we’re appealing to people in the Oldham community who can donate any items to do so, and help local people in greatest need. We’re urging everyone who would like to donate items to please follow the government’s social distancing rules and, where...

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We have joined forces with Oldham Council, Oldham Foodbank, Action Together and other housing associations to launch a community response to help our borough’s most vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new service is coordinating the delivery of emergency food and essential pers...

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