Governance

Governance

We are an Arms-Length Management Organisation (ALMO) responsible for managing council homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council.

We were set up in 2004 to manage council properties, to improve housing in order to meet the Government’s Decent Homes standard, and to provide a range of support services for Newcastle City Council. We also manage homes on behalf of Leazes Homes.

Your Homes Newcastle Limited is a private company limited by guarantee, with Newcastle City Council as the sole member of YHN. We operate under a 10 year management agreement for Newcastle City Council which is due to expire in 2026.

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YHN Board

Our Board of Directors are responsible for directing the vision and strategic direction of Your Homes Newcastle.

The Board meets every six weeks. Meeting dates, agendas and papers are published online and members of the public are welcome to attend.

The YHN Board is made up of 12 non-executive directors, four council nominees and eight independent members.

The Board has set up five committees with clear terms of reference setting out their functions and delegations. The committees are: Customer Service, Finance and Performance, Group Audit and Risk, Health and Safety, and Remuneration and Nominations.

Meet the YHN Board

Executive Team

The operational day-to-day running of our organisation is delegated to our Executive Team by the YHN Board.

Meet our Executive team

Customer Service Committee

Our Customer Service Committee ensure that tenants’ voices are heard by the YHN Board and YHN senior managers.

Meet the committee

Leazes Homes Limited

Leazes Homes Limited joined the YHN Group in 2021 as a community benefit society, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (registered number 8692). Its board members together with YHN as Group Parent are the shareholders. It is an exempt charity and a registered provider of social housing. A large proportion of its stock is designated as supported housing, providing homes for people with care and support needs. Leazes Homes is responsible for developing and implementing the supported housing vision for the Group and taking strategic leadership and oversight of the supported housing provision, which includes support and progression, employability, Housing Plus and safeguarding services.

Leazes Homes

Abri Trading Limited

Abri Trading Limited is our trading subsidiary. It was constituted as a separate subsidiary company to facilitate the commercial activities undertaken in the business and is responsible for the external trade of Newcastle Furniture Services and Palatine Beds.

Abri Trading Limited is a private company limited by shares, with Your Homes Newcastle as the sole shareholder and parent company.

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