Partnership projects

Partnership projects 

Would you like to make a difference to lives of people, and their families? We’d love to talk to you about opportunities that could benefit our customers and communities. Get in touch via the form below. Or call 01935 404528 for a quick chat. you can also send an email to enterprise.investment@yhg.co.uk.

We'll discuss proposals with potential partners and how your project or initiative could fit with our goals. If it’s a good fit we'll support you to develop the idea into a workable model.

Take a look below to see who we are already working with to deliver social, financial, digital and entrepreneurial support.

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Cosmic

Cosmic is a social enterprise that specialises in developing digital skills. We work with Cosmic to deliver Yarlington Online which aims to increase IT connectivity and digital skills for customers. Cosmic provide beginner and intermediate training courses, equipment loans, drop in sessions, and one-to-one and group tuitions. They also work closely with people to offer person-specific solutions.

www.cosmic.org.uk

Yarlington Housing Group - Cosmic

Citizens Advice South Somerset

We’ve teamed up with our local Citizens Advice to provide confidential, impartial support for customers struggling with debt. We work together to monitor referrals. And reduce the likelihood of debt becoming so burdensome that customers are unable to pay their rent.

www.citizensadvicesouthsomerset.org.uk

Yarlington Housing Group - Citizens Advice South Somerset

Westfield Community Centre

We have worked with St Peter’s Church to help transform a 1960’s-built hall into a new purpose-built centre; St Peter’s Community Centre. The centre sits at the heart of our biggest estate in Yeovil and is now a vibrant hub for the community. Offering meeting rooms, a community café, modern facilities and full disabled access, the centre holds a range of activities, clubs and support including a weekly job club hosted by our employment support, Inspired to Achieve.

 

 

Yeovil4Family

The Yeovil4Family project supports families who have been identified as needing extra help or support to address a range of areas from family breakdowns to enhancing social or life skills. The funding Yarlington contributed to this project along with South Somerset District Council will support their work until 2021.

 

Yarlington Housing Group - Yeovil 4 Family

Somerset Community Foundation

The Somerset Community Foundation raises funds for charitable causes. During winter, we partner with them to distribute funds for their surviving winter campaign. And make donations go further by offering 100% match funding.

Grants are awarded to the most vulnerable low-income customers to help make winter warmer.

www.somersetcf.org.uk

Yarlington Housing Group - Somerset Community Foundation

Smarterbuys

This partnership project helps our customers avoid high-cost credit by providing furniture and appliances on an affordable pay weekly basis.

www.yhg.sbstore.org/

Yarlington Housing Group - Smarterbuys

Spark Somerset

We are working with Spark Somerset to deliver the Take Part project across South Somerset. The aim of the project is to enable customers to access guidance on any health and wellbeing issues and to provide access to services and support through the Wellbeing Directory. This is being achieved by regularly connecting with the community and partnering with other organisations to offer a range of interesting and enjoyable local activities.

We have also begun a programme of training for front-line staff to create Community Connectors to help signpost customers to external, local specialist health and wellbeing support.

 

West Country Savings and Loans

Yarlington has partnered with nine other social landlords to support a strong, effective Credit Union for customers across the south west. The partnership provides customers with a choice of simple, cost-effective savings accounts and competitive loans to help customers make the most of their money.

 

 

Apply for partnership project funding by downloading the application form above.