Contact us on:
0300 123 5522

Villages Housing Association, a ForViva group member, is a not-for-profit organisation that manages almost 2,700 homes in Knowsley, Oldham and St. Helens.  

We were established in 1983 when Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council transferred its properties in Cantril Farm - now known as Stockbridge Village - to the company. In 2004, our portfolio expanded across the North West when we successfully acquired 1,200 properties in Fitton Hill, Oldham, including a mixture of family homes, apartments and sheltered accommodation.

We also have two specialist dementia schemes in St Helens, Merseyside.

Community Impact Strategy

ForViva's vision of "improved lives" is underpinned by the Community Impact Strategy. It's all about working openly and in partnership so that together we make a difference to lives and futures. You can view the full strategy here.

Mission Statement

Villages Housing's mission statement is "To be more than just a landlord by working in partnership to create an environment for communities to flourish". This means that we are involved in issues and projects far wider than just bricks and mortar of our homes, and work with partners to improve our communities across education and training, crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB), health, transport, social activities and shopping provision.


Our Priorities
Community Impact

  • Health
  • Education & Employment
  • Safe Communities
  • Neighbourhood


  • Finance
  • Value for Money
  • Governance
  • Risk Management & Business Continuity Plan
  • Health and Safety
  • Procurement
  • Income Management


  • Asset Management
  • Repairs & Maintenance
  • Development

Growth with Purpose

  • Growth
  • Business Development

Service Excellence

  • Customer Access & Care
  • Customer engagement & Invovlement
  • Digital Inclusion