About us

About us

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

We were established in 1983 following a stock transfer from Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council of its properties in Cantril Farm (now known as Stockbridge Village). In 2004, we acquired a further 1,200 properties on the Fitton Hill estate in Oldham and we also have two specialist dementia schemes in St Helens, Merseyside.

Since launching almost 35 years ago, we have worked in partnership with customers and partners to build sustainable communities where local people are empowered to improve their lives through education, training and enterprise.

We are a ForViva group member and our vision and values reflect this. ForViva’s vision of ‘improved lives’ underpins the group’s Community Impact Strategy, which is all about working openly and in partnership so that together we make a difference to lives and futures.