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YHN Group

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.

Your Homes Newcastle (YHN)

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.

Click here to read the YHN Articles of Association

Abri Trading Limited

Abri Trading Limited is our trading subsidiary. It is a private company limited by shares, with Your Homes Newcastle as the sole shareholder and parent company. Abri Trading Limited was constituted to facilitate the commercial activities undertaken in the business and is responsible for the external trade of Newcastle Furniture Services and Palatine Beds.

Click here to read the Abri Trading Articles of Association

 

Governance

The organisation has adopted the National Housing Federation Code of Governance. Our corporate governance arrangements are set out in the Group Governance Handbook, a copy of which is issued to all Board members.

The YHN Board is made up of 12 non-executive directors, four council nominees and eight independent members. Click here to meet the board Three of the YHN directors are also directors of Abri Trading Limited.

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.

The operational day to day running of the organisation is delegated to the Executive Team.