Our partner organisations

  • Contour Homes  
    ​Contour Homes provides and manages more than 12,000 homes across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside. We currently have over 1,100 homes in Oldham, where we provide a number of local services to help support our residents, and ensure our neighbourhoods are great places to live.

    Contour Homes is part of Onward Homes, the largest registered provider of social housing based solely in the North West.
  • First Choice Homes Oldham  
    FCHO are committed to working with our customers, communities and partners co-operatively to ensure we can improve lives and build a better future for the people of Oldham. We want to make our homes and neighbourhoods places people are proud to live in, create thriving communities, build new homes and provide high quality value for money services to our customers. We can only do this by working together with OHIP and other partners and our communities to help to help themselves and others.

    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 are all working together to make neighbourhoods  safe, clean and green for all citizens to live in, to help to provide good amenities and services to improve health, well-being and education and to provide opportunities and support for training and sustainable well paid work.
  • Great Places Housing Group  
    Great Places Housing Group is a modern, forward-looking profit-for-purpose organisation. It provides over 19,000 quality affordable homes in 34 local authority areas across the North West and Yorkshire.
    We put residents at the heart of everything we do and provide career, financial, and wellbeing advice and support to our customers. We have a strong presence in Oldham with nearly 1900 homes.  We work with other housing associations and relevant agencies to ensure that together we’re building vibrant, sustainable communities for the people of Oldham.

    In 2011, aspart of the Inspiral Oldham consortium (comprising John Laing, Great Places and Wates Living Space), Great Places achieved financial close on the Gateways to Oldham housing and regeneration PFI project. This land mark public privatepartnership is transforming 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 project has seen the creation of 650 new and refurbished homes as well as two new community centres and high quality public open spaces.
    Inspiral is delivering the on-going neighbourhoods/local area management and repairs and maintenance services for the full duration of the 25 year Private Finance Initiative contract.
  • The Guinness Partnership  
    The Guinness Partnership was founded over 125 years ago and is now one of the largest affordable housing and care providers in England.
    They are committed to improving people’s lives by providing as many high quality affordable homes as possible, and the housing and care services that customers most need. They have more than 135,000 customers across the country, living in more than 65,000 homes.
  • Housing & Care 21  
    Housing & Care 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for older people. We deliver affordable, contemporary, person-centred housing, support and care that meet’s individual needs, improves wellbeing and promotes independent living. We are a not-for-profit organisation and manage around 19,000 Retirement and Extra Care apartments.

    Housing & Care 21 was chosen by Oldham council to run the largest sheltered housing PFI project in the country. The 30 year contract has been running for 10 years and has seen the new build and refurbishment of 1,400 flats and bungalows. We also deliver support services to tenants to improve their ability to live independently.

    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  
    Oldham Council provides a wide range of services for people of the Borough and manages an annual budget totalling approx £180 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
    Oldham Council’s Housing Strategy 2015-18 sets out:

    • Progress and achievements made in the past three years
    • What the key housing challenges are and outlines these through a national, regional and local context
    • Our vision and priorities for the next three years

    The Strategy is supported by a detailed annual delivery plan, which sets out how we will work with partners to ensure our key priorities are delivered.
    As a co-operative borough, we look forward to working with our partners and residents to make the delivery of this strategy a success.
  • Regenda Homes  
    ​Regenda Homes (part of the Regenda Group) operates across 30 LA areas across the North West, managing around 13,000 properties including social rented housing, housing for older people, supported housing, privately rented property, shared ownership and housing for sale.

    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 Liverpool with additional offices in Oldham and Fleetwood.
  • Villages Housing  

    In 2015 Villages joined the For Viva Group which owns and manages in approximately 20,000 properties across the North West. Villages own and manage around 3,000 of these properties within the Oldham and Knowsley areas. The Fitton Hill estate (915 properties), in Oldham, was a stock transfer from Oldham Council to Villages in March 2004.  The homes we provide range in size from 1 to 5bedrooms and include Housing for Older People.  

    All our properties are maintained to a high standard and meet the Decent Homes Plus standard.   We employ a dedicated landscaping team which ensures 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 for housing from the whole Oldham community.

Oldham Housing Investment Partnership
Oldham Council
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West Street
Oldham OL1 1UH

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