Partner organisations

Aksa logo

Aksa is a local community housing association.  We have more than 20 years experience and expertise in delivering services to tenants including advice, support and partnership with local authorities, other housing associations, government departments, charities and the public and private housing sectors. 

We offer added value and deliver services that exceed expectations.  Working in partnership, we are creating a more affordable housing sector for all across Oldham, and act as 'more than just a landlord' - ensuring that our residents have access to training and employment to improve their quality of life. 

With our parent company New Charter we connect health, welfare, education, housing and the built environment and aim to create successful public and private partnerships. 

Aksa is well known and is a recognised brand in Oldham.  We have forged strong links with local communities and our work on community engagement has been essential in understanding the drivers of community satisfaction and in encouraging residents to have a say in how we deliver management services.  This is an area that we will build on as part of this development and ensure that new residents are part of our community engagement programmes. 

We are committed to improving the quality of life in the neighbourhoods that make up the Oldham community. This means working across tenures to ensure that properties are well maintained and managed whoever the owner.  We have recently been awarded a contract by the council to help bring empty homes in the borough back into use and we feel that this development will compliment our existing work. 

CoContour Logontour Homes is a member of Symphony Housing Group which is one of the largest housing and regeneration organisations in the North West.  Contour operate across 22 local authorities and manage over 12,000 properties.  We have a proud track record of working in Oldham: owning and managing over 1,000 homes throughout the borough.  Our neighbourhood service is delivered through our local team based at our office in Hollinwood.  

As a founding members of OHIP, we continue to support the organisation both financially and by contributing staff time to OHIP projects.  Contour is committed to working with local people to provide innovative solutions for homes and communities and we see OHIP as a key driver in improving the lives of people living in Oldham..

FCHO logoFCHO are committed to working with our customers and within OHIP to ensure we can build better future for the people of Oldham. We want to make our homes and neighbourhoods places people are proud to live in and to provide the high quality value for money services we can to our customers.  

We can only do this by working together and with our communities. This means maximising our efforts and resources jointly to provide new affordable quality homes and to maintain and improve existing ones to high standards.  We work together to make neighbourhoods safe, clean and green for all citizens to live in and help to provide good amenities to improve health, education and well being and to provide opportunities for training and work. 

Great Places Housing Group Logo. Changing lives in Oldham

Great Places Housing Group is an award winning housing association that provides over 16,000 homes and supported homes in 32 areas across the North West and Yorkshire.  We put residents at the heart of everything we do and work hard to improve the services we offer to thousands of people.  We have a strong presence in Oldham with over 1,500 homes in and around the town.  We're a force for good in the area, liaising and working with other housing associations and relevant agencies to ensure that the communities we serve have access to quality homes.

In 2011, as part of the Inspiral Oldham consortium (comprising Regenter, Great Places and Wates Living Space), Great Places achieved financial close on the Gateways to Oldham housing and regeneration PFI project.  This landmark public private partnership is transforming of two 'gateway' neighbourhoods of Crossley and Primrose Bank into diverse and attractive residential areas, and providing much needed homes in Westwood and Fitton Hill. 

The first phase of the project will see 401 new social and private homes, the modernisation and refurbishment of 318 existing council homes, and the selective demolition of existing properties.  High quality public open spaces, two new community centres, improved car parking and new community facilities also form an integral part of the project and will create modern and sustainable communities where people will choose to live and work.  Inspiral will deliver the ongoing neighbourhoods and local area management, and repairs and maintenance services for the full duration of the 25 year Private Finance Initiative contract. 

While building homes is a big part of what Great Places is about, we continue to invest money, time and energy into the community long after the cement has dried.  Through community events. training courses and numerous events and activities, we help to bring the people of Oldham together.  We also place great emphasis on helping residents in their personal and professional lives, providing expert advice on everything from benefits and money saving tips, to the environment. 

Matthew Harrison, chief executive of Great Places Housing Group: "We have been working in Oldham for many years building homes and creating communities.  We look forward to re-invgorating more neighbourhoods in the future, where new facilities and enhanced open spaces will help build communities where everyone is proud to live."

Guinness Partnership LogoNorthern Counties Housing Association Ltd was established in 1966 and joined with the Guinness Trust in April 2007 to help form the Guinness Partnership. Our extensive range of innovative and award winning services are delivered from our network of local offices across the North and from our Corporate centre at Bower House in Oldham.  Many national Partnership wide services are also delivered from Oldham. 


Our Vision is: Great service, Great homes and a Great place to work. The Guinness Partnership - together really  making a difference.

Our strategic objectives, corporate business plan and service improvement priorities are all aligned to help deliver against this vision and are drafted taking account of customer’s priorities and needs. Our Grass roots governance strategy sets out this process and framework. 

Guinness Northern Counties now owns and manages 26,000 homes across over 75 Local Authority areas in the North of England.  Our homes are located in a variety of settings. Many of our homes are located in challenging neighbourhoods and in this respect much of our work is focused on partnership working. The majority of our homes are for rent, however over 4000 homes are of a variety of home ownership tenures.


Guinness Northern Counties are proud of what has been achieved in recent years and progress has been made across many areas of service.  We are particularly proud of our achievements in increasing customer satisfaction with our services and with us as a landlord of choice.

Housing and Care 21 logoHousing & Care 21 is a leading social landlord and charity which manages over 16,000 sheltered and extra care apartments and bungalows in over 400 schemes nationally.

Our values are to promote choice and independence for older people through a range of care, health and housing solutions. By offering a complete service, we aim to meet the changing needs of our customers and fulfil our vision of providing 'a life of choice'.

Housing 21 was chosen by Oldham council to run the largest sheltered housing PFI project in the country.  The 30 year contract includes a 5 year new build, refurbishment and modernisation programme that will provide to a high standard, around 1,500 sheltered flats and bungalows.

As a member of OHIP, Housing & Care 21 is committed to working with the council and other social landlords in providing an integrated approach to delivering sustainable communities.  Our expertise will allow us to continue playing a lead role in the development of services for older people.

 Oldham Council Logo.Oldham Council provides a wide range of services for people of the Borough and manages an annual budget totalling over £215 million. 

As a co-operative council, Oldham Council's ambition is to deliver a co-operative future where everyone does their bit to create a confident and ambitious borough. 

The Council wants all members of the community to be able to play an active part in building our co-operative borough.  Put simply, becoming a co-operative borough is about everybody doing their bit and everybody benefiting. 

Working with communities at a neighbourhood level and over the services and amenities that matter most to them.  They are devolving power and responsibility and supporting people to do more to help themselves and each other, helping to build greater resilience and self reliance that enables individuals and communities to make positive choices to change their neighbourhoods for the better - whether that means small choices that make a big difference, like putting litter in the bin instead of dropping it on the street, or making a big change, like taking control of local services. 

The co-operative ambition is underpinned by three objectives:

  • A productive place to invest where business and enterprise thrive
  • Confident communities where everyone does their bit
  • A co-operative council creating responsive and high quality services
The Council's key work programmes support the key priorities of job creation, economic growth, regeneration and getting a fair deal for Oldham residents.

The Council is committed to working with its OHIP partners to improve our 'housing offer' and quality of life for all citizens.  The 2012-15 Oldham and Rochdale Housing Strategy sets out how we will work with partners through our housing priorities of: 

  • Supporting development which meets economic need
  • Making best use of existing homes
  • Addressing fuel; poverty and home energy efficiency 
  • Preventing homelessness and supporting communities
  • Improving neighbourhoods

Regenda LogoRegenda Homes is a housing association with nearly 10,000 properties in the North West.  Most of these are social rented housing; the company also has over 30 Independent Living schemes for older people, and 160 supported homes. 

Regenda Homes aims to support its residents to realise their full potential and to ensure they have the best possible quality of life in healthy, safe, prosperous and sustainable communities.  It works with a range of partner organisations to provide affordable housing and to achieve sustainable community regeneration. 

Its head office is in Horwich, Greater Manchester, and it has neighbourhood offices in Liverpool, Fleetwood and Oldham. 

 Villages Hosuing Logo.Villages owns and manages nearly 3000 properties, across the North West.  The Fitton Hill estate, in Oldham, was transferred to Villages in March 2004.  We have properties ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms.  All our properties will have new bathrooms, kitchens, windows, heating and meet the Decent Homes Plus standard by 2010.   Our landscaping team ensure that the land we own is maintained to a high standard.  We have a strong community focus, with an estate-based office, and we encourage our residents to be involved in all aspects of our service delivery.  We welcome applications from the whole Oldham community.