We are always looking at new and different ways that we can get
customers involved and one of new methods is through our Positive
This programme is a different way for you to get involved with YHN.
We have worked with customers to develop lots of activities for the
programme and we have already taken lots of great ideas on board.
We know that we have a diverse customer base with people of all
ages from different backgrounds so we have tried to include a wide
range of activities to encourage all customers to get involved.
Here are just a few of the activities that you can take part
Generation Game Festival
Golfers as old as 85 and as young as 8 took part in a festival
to celebrate the end of six months working with Rookie Sports to
improve the lives of Your Homes Newcastle (YHN)’s sheltered housing
Over100 people took take part in the festival, forming four
intergenerational teams. The winning team was St Margaret’s Targets
which was made up of residents of Margaret Collins House and
children from St Albans Primary School.
Around 300 YHN tenants have been involved in the Rookie Golf
programme since the project started. It was designed to increase
physical activity and social opportunities for those living in
sheltered housing. The festival also challenged perceptions and
broke down barriers between different generations.
A2B is our partnership with the Newcastle Eagles basketball
We have a number of tickets for Eagles home games at the Sports
Central Arena at Northumbria University. The tickets are available
free of charge to any YHN tenants but we specifically target
families as we run a number of competitions and reward schemes for
the kids to enjoy.
The Eagles have music, street dancers, ball jugglers and loads
of other things on game nights so it is a great night out for the
If you would like to come along to an A2B game please contact
the Customer Involvement Team on 0191 278 8723, e-mail your details
to email@example.com or text
A2B to 07814 753 088.
Your Goals Newcastle
Newcastle is a football development project that we deliver in
partnership with Hat-Trick. It gives young people who live on our
estates in the West End of Newcastle the opportunity to access free
football coaching and play in the Neighbourhood Football
The project is available to young people aged 10-18 and lots of
estates now have their own football team in the league so get in
touch and we’ll find a team that is local to you.
If you want more information about the Your Goals Newcastle
project then contact Stuart Clarke on 0191 278 8723 or e-mail
Training with Sainsburys
have worked with Sainsburys to give our customers the opportunity
to experience what it is like to work for one of the largest retail
The Sainsburys training team put our customers through their
paces by giving them a course in customer service. The customers
then got to put their new skills into action by working with
Sainsburys staff on the shop floor. Our tenants really became
Sainsburys staff for the day by helping out on the tills, doing
some bag packing and assisting customers around the shop floor. The
group of tenants then had an assessment day with Sainsburys which
helped them prepare for the application process and interview.
This is just one of the training courses that we provide so if
you are interested in this course or any of our other courses then
contact the Customer Involvement Team on 0191 278 8723 or e-mail
Find out more
We are always looking for new ideas - if you know about an
activity you think we could get involved in then please let us know
You can also get in touch if you or your family would like more
information about the wide range of activities that we have on
offer. Contact the Customer Involvement Team on 0191
278 8723 or firstname.lastname@example.org