About us

About us

Yarlington is an award-winning, not-for-profit community benefit society. We work hard to try and solve the housing crisis, whilst providing opportunities and support for our customers and communities.

We do this by building quality new homes. And taking good care of the ones we already manage. But, we are about more than just housing. We also offer education, employment, financial advice, and training opportunities. And we support community projects.

Our history

1999

Yarlington starts life as South Somerset Homes, who buy nearly 9,000 homes from South Somerset District Council.

2003

South Somerset Homes become a charity that turns over £20 million. And secures national funding. Yarlington Commercial Services, and Yarlington Homes Limited are established.

2009

South Somerset Homes is rebranded as Yarlington Housing Group.

2011

Gary Orr joins the company as chief executive. The Building Communities strategy is launched.

2014

The social enterprise organisation, Inspired to Achieve, joins Yarlington becoming a wholly owned subsidiary, providing support and services to help customers into employment, education and training.

2017

The Next-Gen strategy is launched.
The first outright sales site is secured, Novello in Burnham-on-Sea.
The first Bristol site is secured, at Kings Weston Avenue in Shirehampton.
Our online platform for customers, My Yarlington, is launched.

2018

Gary Orr steps down as CEO
Caroline Moore becomes interim managing director

Yarlington today

We continue to go from strength to strength, delivering quality homes and services that change people's lives.

We have over 20,000 customers, manage more than 10,000 properties, and are adding to our portfolio all the time by building more and more affordable homes alongside those for outright sale. All the while supported by a stellar team of staff.

We've won many awards, maintained high Moody's credit ratings, and are gold standard Investors in People.

Our Yarlington Next-Gen strategy lays out our commitment to building 1,500 new affordable homes by 2021. Expanding our development program to Bristol. And delivering our customers’ services more efficiently. It’s an exciting time for us.

“We have to be more commercial, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t value our customers and still deliver with compassion – that’s important because it’s where we’ve come from, it’s what we’re about – being smart but with heart.” Lindy Morgan, Chair of the Board.

Awards for Yarlington

2018

Yarlington Housing Group - Investors In People Gold

Yarlington Housing Group - HQN

Yarlington Housing Group - CHI

Yarlington Housing Group - Considerate Constructors

We’ve also been shortlisted for the following and are looking forward to hearing the outcome in Autumn 2018:

Yarlington Housing Group - Women In Housing

Yarlington Housing Group - 24 Housing Awards

Yarlington Housing Group - 24 Housing Awards

Yarlington Housing Group - 24 Housing Awards

2017

Yarlington Housing Group - Times Top 100Sunday Time Top 100
Yarlington ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Top 100 best not-for profit organisations to work for.

2016

Yarlington Housing Group - HANA AwardsHANAA
Finance Team of the Year

Yarlington Housing Group - CHICIH
South West Regional New Professional of the Year – Patrycja Rej

Yarlington Housing Group - CHICIH 
National Housing Hero Awards New Professional of the Year – Patrycja Rej

Yarlington Housing Group - CHICIH
South West Regional Apprentice of the Year – Kirsty Musgrove