About us

About us

We are a housing association formed to benefit our local communities.

We are committed to our mission of being a trusted provider of quality homes, delivering excellent landlord and support services, and creating thriving and independent communities in our Oldham heartland and beyond. Our vision is ‘Improving lives, and with around 10% of the local population living in an FCHO home, we are proud to be an anchor organisation through our significant contribution as a large local business and employer.

We own and manage around 11,500 homes, and have the highest regulatory (G1/V1) rating, with plans to build more than 700 affordable new homes by 2025.

Our commitment to improving lives is set out in our ‘Big Plan 2.0 2022-2026’ which is focused on four priority areas of delivering Great Services, Great Homes, Great Neighbourhoods, and being a Great Company.

Our vision: Improving lives

Our commitment to improving lives is what makes us more than just a landlord.

Our Purpose: Homes we are proud of

Delivering homes we are proud of sits at the heart of everything we do and want to be.

Our values:

  • We listen
  • We own
  • We care
  • We act
  • We learn
  • We keep it simple

Awards and accreditation

Awards And Accreditations Logo Grid (June 2024)

Company details

  • First Choice Homes Oldham Limited is a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Mutual Society. Company Number is 31138R.
  • First Choice Homes Oldham Limited is regulated by the Regulator for Social Housing. Registration number is 4582.
  • First Choice Homes Oldham Limited has a Board of Non-Executive Directors which is made up of between eight and 12 members who oversee the overall running of the company. First Choice Homes Oldham Limited is the sole shareholder and the Board of Non-Executive Directors are appointed by the First Choice Homes Oldham Limited Board.
  • New Living Homes Limited is a subsidiary of First Choice Homes Oldham Limited set up to undertake development activities including design and build services on its behalf.
  • New Living Homes Limited is a company limited by guarantee and is governed by its Articles. New Living Homes Limited was registered with Companies House on 1 February 2017, company number 10438384.