COVID-19 Management Plan for HCHA

HCHA’s COVID-19 Management Plan sets out what HCHA is doing to maintain services through the disruption caused by a potential or actual COVID-19 outbreak in one of HCHA’s services or office. The Plan is a framework for the management and control of the situation and on-going review of HCHA’s response.

The Plan aims to protect service continuity and the health and wellbeing of HCHA’s staff members, suppliers, residents and visitors to its schemes, homes and offices. It identifies, assesses and balances a number of risks to ensure that essential services are maintained.

The detailed plan is based on the latest advice from Public Health England.

Read our latest COVID-19 update

Welcome to the Harrow Churches Housing Association

HCHA is a small, innovative and growing housing association providing housing for people in West London and the South East. We specialise in providing high quality lifetime homes for older people and in offering much needed affordable housing for others when opportunities arise. We provide:

  • Extra care;
  • Sheltered housing;
  • Homes for people with life limiting chronic conditions and physical disabilities;
  • Housing for those who need affordable homes many of whom were homeless or in high priority housing need;
  • Single homeless people;
  • Rent to buy properties.

Our Values

We started out in 1964 and were set up by members of local churches who got together to do something practical to change the living conditions of elderly people in Harrow. That ethos continues to drive our social mission and values today. We are proud of our past and we aim to continue to provide more homes for more people in the future. We may be small but HCHA is an ambitious organisation that is also strongly committed to delivering the best value for money for both tenants and the public purse.

  • Coronavirus (Covid -19) update 27th March 2020

    We appreciate that this a very difficult time for our residents and their loved ones. We’re continuing to minimise the risk to residents and staff, and support all those affected. We’re also doing all we can to minimise the disruption to services.Please only call if absolutely necessary. If possible email instead. If you are unsure…

  • Karaoke fun!

    About twenty tenants dressed  up or put on red outfits and joined in the Ewart House Valentine’s Day Karaoke party. The love songs playlist was chosen by tenants and included hits by Westlife, Abba, Tom Jones, Elvis, and Rod Stewart. Scheme manager, Luca said, ‘I know how much our tenants enjoy singing karaoke and thought it would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day themed afternoon.…

  • Whirlpool Product Recall

    We’ve been informed about a product recall affecting tumble dryers, and want to share this important information with all HCHA tenants. Whirlpool is recalling some of the tumble dryers sold under its Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands made between 2004 and 2015. If you think you might have a tumble dryer from one of these brands, you…

  • Diwali – Happy New Year!

    On the 7th of November St Barnabas tenants held a celebratory Diwali lunch in the communal lounge to mark the Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ and the beginning of their New Year. Tenant Beatrice (pictured below in brown sari) said, ‘I’m not very steady on my feet so don’t get out much, but I made a special effort to join…

  • Ghoulish goings on at Ewart House!

    Halloween saw terrifying axe murderers, hairy bears and wicked witches walking about the communal lounge scaring off our tenants. Oh wait a minute, they were our tenants! This tenant-led activity was the idea of Ewart resident Marian who organised the food, decorations and Halloween fun for tenants living in Ewart House.New tenant Rita (pictured top right) said, ‘I…

  • A place I can call home

    HCHA’s over 25s housing project provides single homeless people aged over 25 with support and a safe place to stay to help them get their lives back on track. Adam (pictured in the centre with our project staff Raph & Laura) explains his experience, ‘I split up with my ex-partner and moved out, then stayed at my mum’s, but…

  • Harrow Talking Newspapers receives HCHA Community Star Award

    HCHA produces the printed quarterly newsletter for tenants. But as almost a quarter of our tenants are aged over 75, many have sight related difficulties with print.  With this in mind we approached the charity Harrow Talking Newspapers (HTN) 3 years ago and requested an audio version of the HCHA Tenant Newsletter. Barbara Turner, long-time…

  • Dr Paul Shenton GP awarded HCHA Community Star Award

    Dr Paul Shenton a community GP from Maswell Park Health Centre in Hounslow has been awarded a Community Star Award by Harrow Churches Housing Association (HCHA).  Dr Shenton has been recognised for his 30 years of dedicated service to tenants living at HCHA’s Dashwood Court sheltered scheme for older people. Dr Shenton holds a small…

  • Ewart Gardening Club

    The Ewart Gardening Club was started this spring by residents of Ewart House following on from discussions at a tenants meeting about the need for a hands-on green space. It was decided that funds from the scheme’s social budget would be used to purchase a raised flower bed. Whilst all the other gardening materials were…

  • Mayor of Hounslow & local MP help mark 30th anniversary of Dashwood Court

    Hounslow’s Mayor Sue  Sampson, Ruth Cadbury MP, Catherine Dunne, portfolio holder for Housing and local ward councillors Ajmer and Pritam Grewal were invited by HCHA to join tenants and staff in marking three decades of social housing provision at Dashwood Court in Hounslow. Mayor Sampson said, ‘I would like to thank HCHA for inviting me…

  • Preparing for Remembrance Day

    Much to the delight of Paxfold residents, Stuart McDonald moved into the sh­­eltered scheme one year ago and instantly became a popular figure, his poppy festooned trike drawing both attention and smiles. Stuart tells us about his passion for volunteering with the Royal British Legion. Q: What made you decide to decorate your trike with…

  • Community Star Awards presented to a full house!

    Above left to right: Mayoress Mrs Marilyn Devine, Mahesh Naran, Tony Butler, Kim Van Den Berghe,  Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Margaret Davine and Christopher Holley, CEO of HCHA. Photos by Lucy Baker. On Wednesday 13th September the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Margaret Davine accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Marilyn Devine visited Ewart House extra care scheme to…

Positive & Healthy Living

Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018 Wolstenholme Wednesday 17th January 11am-1pm & 2-4pm

Expressive Art

Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage) Paxfold on Friday 19th January 11.00pm – 1.00pm

Expressive Art

Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage) St Barnabas on Monday 22 January from 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Positive & Healthy Living

Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018 Dashwood Court on Tuesday 23rd January at 2-4pm
  • Positive & Healthy Living

    Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018

    Wolstenholme Wednesday 17th January 11am-1pm & 2-4pm

  • Expressive Art

    Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage)

    Paxfold on Friday 19th January 11.00pm – 1.00pm

  • Expressive Art

    Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage)

    St Barnabas on Monday 22 January from 2.00pm – 4.00pm

  • Positive & Healthy Living

    Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018

    Dashwood Court on Tuesday 23rd January at 2-4pm

  • Expressive Art

    Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage)

    Gillian House on Wednesday 31st January 2.00pm – 4.00pm