Our regular newsletter First Choice for News is 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.
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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.
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.
First Choice Homes Oldham is tackling housing fraud with a new investigation team.
This week is International Fraud Awareness Week (November 12-18) and with the recent launch of their Fraud Investigation Service, First Choice Homes want to make customers aware that they can help to reduce housing fraud.
The new service has a dedicated team who will investigate housing fraud claims and pursue them further. This ensures that all homes available are offered to people who are in genuine housing need.
A team of seven women at an Oldham housing association has transformed local people’s lives, by giving them the skills and self-belief they need to get fulfilling long-term jobs.
First Choice Homes Oldham’s Directions employment team has helped 202 people over 18 months into work since their launch. And they won in the Excellence in Career Development category at the Women in Housing awards 2017, on Thursday Novmeber 2, for their help.
The Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch is being launched by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and supported by organisations from across the city.
The criminal exploitation of children and adults (many of whom are vulnerable) is an issue in Greater Manchester.
This exploitation takes many forms, the most common being supply and movement of drugs, gun and weapon offences, money laundering, violent offences and in some cases “cuckooing” where criminals forcibly take over control of a person’s home.
First Choice Homes carry out repairs and maintenance to our properties. If customers are approached by anyone who suggests that unplanned works are to be carried out, please contact our Service Centre on 0161 393 7117 in the first instance. All FCHO staff have ID badges which they will show on arrival. FCHO are here to help and rectify any repairs issues. Please do not sign any paperwork on your doorstep to cold callers, this could potentially be a scam. If you are unsure you can contact our Service Centre on 0161 393 7117.