We are always looking at ways to improve our services by listening to you and acting on what you tell us.  So why not have your say and make a difference to your housing services now and in the future! There are lots of different ways you can give your views on the services we provide. Whichever way you choose, they all give you the chance to help shape the decisions made about your homes. Check out the news and events section of this website to keep upto date with whats happening in your housing service or click the links below to find out how you can get involved.
  • LGBT Group

    If you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender tenant we have an online group where you can have your say on our services!

    When we are consulting with customers we will contact you by email to ask you for your views!

    Members of the group can also suggest issues and services they would like to give their views on.

    your personal details are kept confidential and not given to anyone else!

    If you are interested in being part of the group please contact us by:

    Email - getinvolved@yhn.org.uk

  • Mystery shopping

    Mystery shopping is a great way to help us improve our services for all customers. Mystery shoppers measure the quality of the service from a tenant's perspective, focussing on the customer experience. Your feedback can help us understand how we are seen by our tenants. It's a great way to make a big difference with a relatively small time commitment.

    As a mystery shopper, you could get involved in assessing the services provided by our front line staff by visiting one of our offices or by email or phone. You might highlight excellent service, suggest ways we can improve.

    You don’t need any previous experience since all of our mystery shoppers receive training.
  • Newcastle Independent Tenant Voice

    Newcastle Independent Tenant Voice (NITV) is a new and genuine conversation between tenants, leaseholders and the council on major issues of interest and concern to people living in Your Homes Newcastle properties. Each of the 26,000 YHN tenant and leaseholders will be welcome to share their views on major policy changes using their independent voices.

    How can I get involved?

    There will be lots of opportunities for you to have your say on housing issues through things like online surveys, social media, pop-up events and work with groups to understand your views.

    Tenant Panel

    An important part of NITV is the Tenant Panel. This group will be made up of tenants and leaseholders from across Newcastle. They will be responsible for interpreting the information gathered from all tenants and leaseholders and then presenting it to the Council's Fairer Housing Unit (FHU). The FHU, responsible for strategic engagement, will use this information to make decisions which will be fed back to the Tenant Panel. The FHU will use NITV to engage and consult tenants and leaseholders when new national or local policies are going to change.

    The Panel will also be able to shape how tenants and leaseholders across the city are engaged. This will include developing an engagement plan and a digital plan with the help and support of the Communities Team. The intention is that all work should be owned and shaped by tenants and leaseholders to allow them to make their independent voices heard.

    If you are interested in learning more about the Tenant Panel or think you would like to join please email the Communities Team on:
    nitv@newcastle.gov.uk

    You can also follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleIndependentTenantVoice/


  • You've Got the Power Panel

    We have a wide range of activities and events happening on our estates throughout the year.

    Check out the news and events section of this website to find out more about what is happening to improve your community or please contact us by:

    Phone - 0191 278 8600

    E mail - getinvolved@yhn.org.uk
  • Social Media

    YHN Chit-Chat
     
    This is our involvement group on Facebook. It has been created  for us to have a chat, keep in touch and keep you informed about different things that might affect you and where you live.

    You will get kept up to date with what we are up to and of there will also be competitions and a little fun. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know our customers a little better on a more informal level.
     
    To join the group search 'YHN Chit-Chat' and request to join and we will add you to the group.

    Facebook

    Follow YHN on Facebook by searching 'Your Homes Newcastle' in the search bar.

    Our local Hubs also have their own Facebook pages to keep you up to date with local events and community news.

    Search:

    • YHN Housing Services at Outer West
    • YHN Housing Services at West End
    • YHN Housing Services at Kenton
    • YHN Housing Services at Walker
    • YHN East End Housing Services

    Twitter

    Get updates and news from YHN on Twitter by following @NewsfromYHN

     

  • Discussion groups

    Throughout the year we hold discussion groups where customers give their views on a specific service or issue that we want feedback on. 

    We use customers’ comments from the groups to make changes and improve our services.

    The groups are held in easy to get to places and we can help with travel costs.

    If you'd like to take part in a discussion group please contact us by: 

    Phone - 0191 278 8600

    E mail - getinvolved@yhn.org.uk

  • Online surveys

    If you are looking for a way to give your views on housing services from your home you can join our online panel. Online panel members are invited to take part in email and telephone surveys.

    If we are holding consultation events and you aren’t able to come along you can still have your views heard as part of the panel. If you’d like to join the panel please contact us by: 

    Phone - 0191 278 8600

    E mail - getinvolved@yhn.org.uk

    Need help getting online? Check out the getting online section of this website for further information about the ways that Your Homes Newcastle can help you get online. 

  • Support to get involved

    We want all of our customers to have the chance to get involved.  To help you to take part we can offer:
    • help towards travel expenses
    • help with childcare costs
    • interpreters and translators
    • disabled access
    • hearing loops
    • use of Plain English
    • British sign language signers
    If you have any questions about the support we offer then please contact us to find out more