A partnership is a relationship between two or more people,
agencies or organisations. The relationship is often based on
trust, equality, and mutual understanding and obligations. They can
be formal, where each party's roles and obligations are spelled out
in a written agreement, or informal, where the roles and
obligations are assumed or agreed to verbally.
Why work in partnership?
Working in partnership opens up opportunities that otherwise
would not have existed or would not have been as beneficial for the
Working with partners has many benefits for YHN, it allows us
- Achieve more by pooling resources and achieve greater value for
- Provide extra services and better support our most vulnerable
- Extend our creative possibilities and deliver positive
activities tenants which we would not be able deliver on our
- Help our tenants access employment
- Work in partnership with other organisations and communities to
help make our communities safer
- Improve the energy efficiency of our homes, and provide more
homes for people to live in.
At YHN we know we cannot achieve our vision on our own, we
recognise the power of great partnerships. Many of our most recent
successes have been based on team work and partnerships with
The document below describes partnership working and contains
important information about how we should approach partnership
Examples of recent and current partnership working
||What we did/do we do
||How has it helped our customers
|West Denton Bowls Project
||Coaches from West Denton Indoor Bowls Centre provided training
to children from two local schools. The children then went on to
compete against each other in a tournament.
||The aim of the project was to get residents of different ages
working together to learn more about each other. The partnership
helped improve community relations, promote healthy living, promote
existing community groups and introduce children from the area to a
|Newcastle Futures Partnership
||We work with Newcastle Futures to help tenants gain access to
training and employment.
||By May 2011 we had referred over 200 tenants to Newcastle
Futures. We have also worked with Newcastle Futures to deliver a
number of employability events and workshops for customers.
|The Newcastle Graded Response Partnership
||A partnership between the Police, Victim Support, Public
Health, the Drug and Alcohol Service and the Youth Inclusion Team.
YHN is a lead agency and aims to tackle anti-social behaviour and
reduce the risk of re-offending through tackling the problem
||The use of graded response letters have been a useful tool in
tackling ASB within the city, contacting offenders early has proved
a valuable deterrent and helped to stop many incidents escalating
or an individual’s behaviour getting out of hand. Since the 1st
April 2011 YHN has issued 359 ‘1st warning letters’. Where problems
have persisted 84 perpetrators received a ‘2nd warning letter with
78 of those perpetrators agreeing to an acceptable behaviour
This effective approach to tackling ASB has helped to reduce
Anti-Social Behaviour across the city making our communities safer
and our estates more attractive places to live.
|Newcastle Warm Zone
||YHN works in partnership with Newcastle Warm Zone to provide
energy efficiency measures such as insulation to our homes, and to
provide advice to customers about how to save energy and reduce
||Thanks to YHN’s partnership with Newcastle Warm Zone we have
been able to offer free cavity wall and loft insulation to all YHN
Our other partners
We are represented on the Delivery Board of Newcastle
Partnership, the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for
Partnership brings together, at a local level, a range
of public, private, community and voluntary sector groups; allowing
different initiatives and services to support one another so that
they can work together more effectively.
here to see partners for Your Choice Homes
Click here to see our
construction partners for the Modern Homes Investment