Welcome to the Harrow Churches Housing Association

HCHA is a small and growing housing association serving vulnerable people in the London boroughs of Harrow, Hounslow and Hillingdon. We provide affordable housing and support that gives people a better quality of life.

We were set up in 1964 by active members of the local church community concerned about the living conditions of elderly people renting privately in Harrow. The spirit of helping those less fortunate than ourselves, regardless of their race, religion or background, continues to motivate our staff and the board of volunteers who govern us and oversee our standards. We are proud to serve such a diverse corner of north west London.

Over the past 50 years our housing services have grown to include clients who may be: elderly, young, have a physical disability, or be living with a long term illness. All of our residents are vulnerable people who, with a little support can lead independent and fulfilling lives.

  • Paxfold sheltered scheme participates in Open House London

    On Saturday 17th September 2016, as part of the Open House London weekend, Paxfold sheltered scheme in Stanmore opened its doors to the public to show architectural design at its best in sheltered housing. There were architect and staff led guided tours in small groups between 9.30am and 4pm. The low energy sheltered and affordable housing…

  • Remembering Ellen Hagger

    The family of popular Paxfold resident Ellen Hagger, who passed away last year, visited the scheme to gift a beautiful wooden bench in her memory. Ellen’s four nieces pictured above sitting on the bench, along with their partners visited Paxfold to have tea with Ellen’s friends and neighbours. Ellen’s niece, Sue St Romaine said ‘It…

  • Care contract awarded to Hales

    In May Harrow Council awarded the care contract for Ewart House extra care scheme to our new partner, Hales Home Care, a division of the privately owned Hales Group, who have been providing bespoke person-centred care for over 30 years. Care staff that were employed by the previous care provider, Creative Support, have all been transferred…

  • Making neighbourhoods safer together

    A group of residents living at Dashwood Court in Hounslow invited their local Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Police Community Support Officers PC Danny Duprey and PC Seni Gulati for a coffee and chat about some of their concerns about anti-social behaviour and petty crime in the local park and nearby roads. The policing team listened to…

  • Harlington celebrates first anniversary

    Mayor George Cooper and his wife Mayoress Judith Cooper of Hillingdon visited tenants living at Woodforde Court sheltered scheme in Harlington to celebrate the first anniversary of its incorporation with Harrow Churches Housing Association. The Mayor and Mayoress were introduced to the residents in the communal lounge, including 94 year old tenant Connie Hancock.The Mayoress…

  • Festive spirit at Paxfold

      Staff at Paxfold organised a splendid Christmas lunch with roast turkey and all the trimmings for residents in the bright and airy communal lounge. Hyacinth Blake, Intensive Housing Coordinator said, ‘We wanted it to be a really special occasion where our new residents in the new blocks could meet those that have been living…

  • Tea & IT with the Digital Eagles

    Barclay’s team Marian Humphryes, Viraj Bharadva and Ed Baldeo with residents from Ewart House.  Residents from Ewart House enjoyed their first IT learning session with the ‘Digital Eagle’ volunteers from Barclays Bank. The community engagement initiative is designed to show those older people, who may not have access to or experience of handheld tablets, just…

  • Bob Blackman MP visits Paxfold

    Bob Blackman MP for Harrow East was invited by Christopher Holley, CEO of Harrow Churches Housing Association to view Paxfold sheltered scheme. Also present were Harrow Councillor Camilla Bath and Dave Smith, External Affairs Manager National Housing Federation. They met Paxfold resident Yvonne Bourke who showed the visitors around her home. Yvonne remarked, ‘I must’ve…

  • Allotments add to well being

    A group of residents recently received the keys to their long awaited allotment plot beside Ewart House. the group immediately got stuck in tackling the overgrowth and preparing the ground. Resident, Peter Callaghan enthused about the group’s new outdoor space, ‘It gets people together and is something to look forward to. I can see right…

  • Ewart House celebrates its 5th anniversary

    Ewart House extra care scheme celebrated its fifth anniversary marking the occasion with a special lunch for residents, musical entertainment and an invitation to the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Krisna Suresh to join them. Resident Marie Holland (pictured above) said, ‘I can’t believe that five years have flown past! I like it here, and it’s…

  • Doing the job I love for 25 years!

    After twenty-five years of service at HCHA, Christine Hill, Intensive Housing Coordinator at Gillian House sheltered scheme, is retiring. Christine started work at Gillian House in 1990 as a relief staff member; a month later she secured the post of deputy manager and a year on was promoted to scheme manager. Christine reflects, ‘All these years I’ve been doing a…

  • HCHA launches Year of Digital Inclusion

    This summer HCHA is launching a year of digital activity and training as part of its commitment to digital inclusion for older residents living in our sheltered schemes. Tracey Baldwin, HCHA’s Finance Manager said, ‘HCHA strongly believes that digital inclusion is important for all of our tenants and by making this a priority in 2015 we hope to reduce the digital divide.…

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