Yarlington company looks to 2020
By Yarlington | Thursday, October 10, 2013, 13:37
The annual stakeholder event was held on 25th September as Yarlington Housing Group brought together up to 100 of their key partners and organisations to give their views on the future direction of the business.
Ken Comber, Head of Communities at Yarlington with Tracey Zimmerman, Director of Adult & International at Yeovil College
Stakeholders find out about Yarlington’s 2020 vision
Stakeholders take part in the interactive voting session
As Chairman Roger Powell asked for input to set the 2020 Vision for the organisation, he spoke of the challenges ahead and the need to work in partnership to deliver the needs of residents in increasingly difficult times.
"We were delighted at the response and commitment we got from our stakeholders" he said.
"Together we can achieve great results for our residents and build communities where people choose to live, learn and work.
"Organisations have pledged to work with us in many areas, including what is the major concern of supporting people into work, education and training."
Guests on the day were asked to give their view on Yarlington's future priorities, including expanding the building programme, delivering homes that are cheaper to run, providing support services enabling the elderly to remain independent and providing additional services such as a handyman.
When asked what was the biggest social factor that would have an effect on the business, the increasing and ageing population was by far the most popular response given.
"This input is invaluable to us, to gather first-hand feedback and opinion. We look forward to greater collaborative working in the future" added Chief Executive Gary Orr.