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At Jigsaw Homes Group we take pride in our neighbourhoods and want to work with residents and partner agencies to achieve our mission of ‘Creating homes. Building lives.’

This plan identifies data for the area of Oldham on Employment, Financial Wellbeing and Health and Wellbeing and steers how Jigsaw Homes works to improve on these themes to make this neighbourhood a great place to live. We’ve been using neighbourhood plans across the Group for a number of years, helping us to target resources and carry out work in areas most in need.  This plan will be reviewed and updated quarterly.

Neighbourhood Profile information

The neighbourhood contains:

561 Jigsaw Homes properties

This includes:

  • 6 bungalows
  • 555 houses
How well is your neighbourhood performing?

We have identified a range of indicators that tell us how your neighbourhood is performing in relation to:

  • Employment, Skills and Training
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Financial Wellbeing.

Below is a breakdown of the indicators and projects and services that Jigsaw are delivering or supporting to help improve performance.

Employment, Skills and Training

Within the theme of Employment, Skills and Training the neighbourhood performs below average when compared with other areas locally.

11% of people are receiving either Jobseekers allowance or Universal Credit

40% of people are in employment

35% of people have no academic or vocational qualifications

Jigsaw projects and services

  • JET run a drop-in work club (Jigsaw Employment and Training Club) from Anchor Mill Oldham hub on Thursday afternoons 1pm -3pm ( Unit 8 Featherstall Road North, Oldham OL9 6AZ)
  • JET (Jigsaw Employment Team) offers a free employment support service available to all residents. We offer support with job searching, applications, CV’s, preparing for interview and business start-up support.
  • We offer a range of free training courses including:- digital skills, first aid, food hygiene and business start-up.

To contact JET or find out more please click here>>

Health and wellbeing

The neighbourhood performs average when compared with other areas locally in relation to health deprivation.

2% of people receive incapacity benefit as a result of mental health related conditions.

11% of people receive a Personal Payment Allowance to support extra costs of living with a long term illness or disability.

5278 on the Health Deprivation and Disability Rank (with 1 being the most deprived area in the UK)

65% of people take part in a sport or physical activity at least twice a month

The following sessions are running from Anchor Mill Oldham hub (Unit 8 Featherstall Road North, Oldham OL9 6AZ)

-Tuesday Introduction to Sewing and Employment  Tuesday 10-12.30

-Thursday  – Sewing and Employment Advance session 10 – 12.30

-Friday – Pre Entry level Everyday English

-Cook and Eat sessions will begin in June 2023. The course will teach how to cook a range of healthy, affordable and delicious recipes.

-Upcycling clothing project will start in June 2023 – The course will reach how to upcycle old clothes.

To find out more about Health and Well being projects in your neighbourhood please contact our neighbourhood engagement team by email NeighbourhoodEngagement@jigsawhomes.org.uk or by calling 0300 011 1144.

Financial wellbeing

Within the theme of financial wellbeing the neighbourhood performs below average when compared with other areas locally.

29% of children aged 0-20 are considered to be living in poverty

34% of pensioners are considered to be living in poverty

The area is ranked 2961 on the Index of Multiple Deprivation (with 1 being the most deprived area in the UK)

Jigsaw projects and services

  • Oldham Food Grocers is open every Monday 12-3 at Anchor Mill Oldham hub (Unit 8 Featherstall Road North, Oldham OL9 6AZ) offering affordable groceries. Membership is £4.50 a week and on average this buys £20-£30 worth of shopping.
  • School holiday fun and food activities. We recognise that school holidays can be a difficult time for families and so we run extra activities during these times or work with partner organisations to do so. For more information please contact the Neighbourhood Engagement Team by email NeighbourhoodEngagement@jigsawhomes.org.uk or by calling 0300 0111144.
How can you help?
  • Let us know when things don’t look great.
  • Tell us about environmental improvements needed, abandoned cars or any safety matters.
  • Inform us of  antisocial behaviour.
    For more information on our approach to tackling antisocial behaviour, click here>>
  • Report repair issues quickly.
    Reporting repairs>>

You can do this by calling 0300 011 1144 or email info@jigsawhomes.org.uk 
(Please note that for Emergency Repairs, you still need to call us).

Be a great neighbour – top tips.
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbours and consider your neighbours’ lifestyles
  • Be aware of the noise you create in your own home, particularly in buildings with communal entrances
  • Be mindful of where you park and be considerate of others
  • Maintain your garden and keep your communal areas free of items
  • Put your bins out on the right night and bring them in again once collected, use bin stores correctly
  • Keep an eye on your neighbour’s property
Get involved

We encourage residents to get involved in improving and shaping our performance and the standard of our services.  We understand that not everyone wants the same level of involvement, so we offer a range of ways to get involved.

Jigsaw Rewards

Jigsaw Rewards is an exciting opportunity for you to give your feedback online by completing surveys and consultations on our services which can be exchanged for gift vouchers or credits on your rent account.

Just visit rewards.jigsawhomes.org.uk and enter your surname, payment reference number or tenancy reference number and tell us which areas of the business you are interested in.

If you want to be more involved you can be part of our scrutiny panel to discuss critical areas of our business and make recommendations which are presented to our board. The scrutiny panels run twice annually and if you do take part you will be rewarded £50 in shopping vouchers or rent credits.

We want to hear your ideas for improving your neighbourhood and help you to make this happen. Our Neighbourhood Engagement team will support you to do this wherever possible so please get in touch if you have any ideas on how to improve your neighbourhood by emailing

NeighbourhoodEngagement@jigsawhomes.org.uk or by calling 0300 011 1144.

Jigsaw Foundation

The Jigsaw Foundation offers funds for local projects which make a difference to the lives of our residents and their communities.  The fund is open to charities, resident and community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and local partner agencies.

For more information please visit foundation.jigsawhomes.org.uk

Help with money and the cost of living

If you need a bit of advice or extra guidance to help maximise your income, manage money and tackle the rising cost of living, we are here to help.

We have pulled together important information and useful links to services available to support you in whatever area of life you might need an extra helping hand.

Click here to find out more>>

Our experienced Money Advice team is on hand to provide free and impartial advice. GroupMoneyAdvice@jigsawhomes.org.uk  

Energy Advice

Jigsaw offer a free energy advice service which may help you to heat your home more affordably. Our team can help you with:

  • General energy saving tips to reduce your bills
  • Advice and guidance on setting your heating controls and times
  • Support with switching your energy supplier and comparing energy tariffs
  • Tips on reducing mould and condensation
  • Referrals to WISE, the free energy and money saving service
  • And much more.

Click here to find out more about Energy Advice>>

A few simple steps could help you run your home for less as well as produce fewer harmful CO2 emissions.

Click here to view and/or download our handy energy advice guide >>

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