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Are you an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizen, or the dependent of someone who is?

March 5th, 2021

If you are, you are likely to need to apply for immigration status to stay in the UK due to Brexit. You can do this by applying to the European Union Settlement Scheme. Your Homes Newcastle can offer you free advice and support to apply. Help to Apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme YHN […]

Women in Construction: April Halligan

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I moved up from Birmingham as my mum’s family lived up here and attended Trinity Solutions College which was where I found out about the apprenticeship opportunities with Newcastle City Council. Including your apprenticeship how long have you worked in this profession? 5 years. 4 years of […]

Women in Construction: Hannah Porter

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I applied for an apprenticeship a few weeks after leaving school, without any interview experience I knew I would struggle trying to get job experience elsewhere. I didn’t expect to be offered the apprenticeship a few days later, which was amazing. I chose electrical as my uncle […]

Women in Construction: Caitlin Hood

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I always preferred technology/engineering at school I think it’s stemmed from there. Including your apprenticeship how long have you worked in this profession? 6 and a half years. Had you always wanted to work in construction? / what inspired you to go down that route? I had […]

Women in Construction: Linzy Tumilty

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I applied for an apprenticeship within the council, I was then given an interview and successful in doing so. Including your apprenticeship how long have you worked in this profession? This year I will have been with the council for 8 years. Had you always wanted to […]

Move now with Housing Plus: Affordable homes to rent for people over 55

February 26th, 2021

Your Homes Newcastle offers rented bungalows and apartments exclusively for people over 55, all designed with quality, comfort and home security in mind. Benefits of Housing Plus from Your Homes Newcastle: – Independent living for longer – No fees or deposit to pay – Repairs and maintenance team on hand and costs covered – Optional […]

Season’s greetings for our customers!

December 18th, 2020

Children from Dame Allan’s Schools in Fenham and Archibald First School in Gosforth have spread festive cheer to over 70 vulnerable Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) customers by sending Christmas cards and starting new friendships. One of YHN’s Board members, Leisa Docherty, whose child goes to Dame Allan’s Schools, contacted us to see whether there were […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest information for YHN customers

March 16th, 2020

We are working closely with Newcastle City Council to review the implications of the Government’s roadmap to gradually ease national coronavirus restrictions. We will provide an update on changes to our services as soon as possible. Service overview: • Our responsive repairs service is now limited to urgent and emergency repairs and gas safety checks […]
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Applications open at Your Homes Newcastle to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2020

February 5th, 2020

Applications open at Your Homes Newcastle to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2020 Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) is recruiting new apprentices in roles ranging from social care to marketing during a national campaign to highlight the importance of apprenticeships in the workplace. YHN’s apprenticeship programme is open to people who live in homes managed by YHN […]

Community grant brings festive fun to people across Newcastle

December 17th, 2019

From turkey and tinsel dinners and pensioner Christmas parties to school pantomime trips and Christmas crafts for kids, YHN’s Festive Fund grant is helping inspirational community groups to spread festive cheer throughout the city. Your Homes Newcastle’s (YHN) Festive Fund has seen 21 community groups benefiting from some extra Christmas cash to go towards their […]

Christmas Opening Times

December 17th, 2019

We will close for Christmas at 3pm on Tuesday 24th December and reopen at 8:30am on Thursday 2nd January 2020. For urgent enquiries during the Christmas holidays, you can contact us on 0191 278 8600. Due to Newcastle City Council closing some of their premises earlier, some of our offices will close before 3pm: East […]

YHN Customers Learn Health & Safety Skills with Safetyworks Trip

December 12th, 2019

Residents from Kilbourn and Theresa Russell House spent an afternoon learning about how to make safer choices in their home and the community during a trip to Safetyworks. Safetyworks is managed by the Tyne and Wear Fire Service and is an interactive safety centre that provides innovative and enjoyable learning about safety in realistic everyday […]

Changes at our Outer West hub

November 22nd, 2019

As part of our commitment to providing excellent customer service, we have made some changes to how we deliver services at the Outer West hub. From Monday 25th November, customer service advisers will be on hand in the Outer West to answer customer queries and signpost to services. The customer service advisers can also schedule […]

YHN appoints new Chair and Board members

November 15th, 2019

Housing provider Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) has announced the appointment of Tony Gates as their new Chair, who will take up the post from 1st January 2020. Mr Gates has worked in landscape and heritage management for over 19 years and is an experienced senior executive and non-executive director, currently serving as Chief Executive of […]

Techy Tea Party

November 11th, 2019

Do you have a tablet, iPad or smartphone that you want to get more out of? Or, are you interested in getting one but would like to have a practice first? Is there something specific that you want to use your mobile device for, but aren’t sure how to go about it? Come along to […]

100 years of the Hexham Avenue estate

September 11th, 2019

Hexham Avenue estate in Walker celebrated its 100th anniversary last month. Wor Hoose, a community project based in the area, celebrated the 100th birthday of the estate by hosting a carnival party for those who live in the area. Newcastle City Council bought the land that would become Hexham Avenue in July 1919 after the […]

Community Investment Fund – back for year two!

September 6th, 2019

Community Investment Fund – back for year two! Great news! The Community Investment Fund is back for another year – with another £100,000 to invest in local communities.  The fund is open for voluntary and community organisations to bid for up to £10,000 to deliver projects that will focus on: Building stronger communities Strengthening community […]

Changes at your housing office

August 27th, 2019

We’re constantly looking to improve how we deliver services to you so that you have the best possible experience as our customer. With this in mind, we have reviewed our Housing Services team. From September 2nd, there will be a new Housing Services Manager based in each local YHN Housing Office. Each manager will be […]

East End Office Reopens Following Refurbishment

June 6th, 2019

YHN’s office on Shields Road, Byker will reopen on Thursday 17th October following recent refurbishment work.   Usual services and opening hours will resume at the office.   Contact information for our East End team:   In person: YHN Housing Services @ East End 83-85 Shields Road Byker NE6 1DL by telephone: 0191 278 1566 […]

Read our brand new newsletter

July 25th, 2018

Homes & People Summer 2018 The brand new issue of our Homes & People newsletter is available to read now. Take a look to get the latest news from YHN, including how to access free training courses, information about our new customer service committee and the help available from our Armed Forces Outreach Service. Click […]