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First Choice Homes Oldham has launched a FREE hotline number to help its customers who are worried about Universal Credit. The number is Freephone 0800 1955 440.
Universal Credit is a new benefit for people out of work or on a low income. It is gradually replacing six ‘means-tested’ benefits including Housing Benefit,
The government wants to find out what issues and concerns social housing tenants have through its Social Tenant Engagement Questionnaire. Following the Grenfell Tower block fire the government wants to hear tenants views.
The survey closes on January 31, 2018.
Housing association First Choice Homes Oldham is a great employer – that’s according to Investors in People who have awarded it a gold accreditation for the second time.
The organisation has been given the award for commitment shown to employees, their working environment, improving skills and wellbeing.
The organisation also achieved a gold accreditation in 2014, and gained a bronze Investors in People award in 2011.
Nearly £1m has been spent this year on improving 447 homes in Derker, Oldham, which it’s hoped will cut energy bills and improve health.
First Choice Homes Oldham has so far invested £996,000 in a pilot scheme to trial new ways of helping customers who have problems with condensation, including those who haven’t reported any issues.
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,
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.
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.
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