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


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


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


South Somerset Homes is rebranded as Yarlington Housing Group.


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


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.


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.


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


YHG - UKHA Winner – Digital Landlord of the Year

YHG - UKHA Finalist – Resident employment and training award: Inspired to Achieve

YHG - EAC National Housing for Older People Gold Winner – Muchelney House (housing-with-care under 41 units)

YHG - Somerset Education Business Partnership – Pathways to Employment Award


Yarlington Housing Group - Investors In People Gold

Yarlington Housing Group - HQN

Yarlington Housing Group - CHI

Yarlington Housing Group - Considerate Constructors

Yarlington Housing Group - Women In Housing

Yarlington Housing Group - 24 Housing Awards


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.


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