News

Find out about the latest news from FCHO

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.

For media enquiries please contact a member of the Communications team on 0161 393 8803. Alternatively, you can email communications@fcho.co.uk.

First Choice For News previous editions:

First Choice Homes Oldham cracks down on housing fraud

First Choice Homes Oldham cracks down on housing fraud

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.

Inspiring women win national award for changing lives

Inspiring women win national award for changing lives

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.

FCHO joins the Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch

FCHO joins the Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch

The Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch is being launched by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and supported by organisations from across the city.

Trapped Campaign

Trapped Campaign

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.

Doorstep seller scams

Doorstep seller scams

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.

Electrical Product Recall

Electrical Product Recall

Electrical Safety First have a list of electrical items that are up for product recall, a list of these can be found on their website

Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

Important message for customers

Important message for customers

Customer Direct Debits. We are aware that Allpay have taken some of our customers direct debits twice in error today (Friday 8th September). Repayments are being processed as quickly as possible. We expect that most repayments will be paid back by today or by Monday at the latest via Allpay. We a...
New chair at FCHO

New chair at FCHO

We have appointed a new chair, Ged Lucas. Read about his vision for FCHO and about his previous experience.

Update to allpay App

Update to allpay App

The allpay app has been updated - to continue using the app you will need to install the updates. Here is some communications from allpay that you should have received:
Dear Customer, We are delighted to announce that allpay will be upgrading our mobile application (app) on Monday 17th July with increased functionality.

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