Sovereign Housing

We make great places

We are a leading housing association, driven by our social purpose where our residents are at the heart of everything we do – more homes, better places, excellent services. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

It’s really important that all our residents and employees 'keep safe and don't pass it on', so please keep checking the government’s latest advice on what you can do to keep yourself and others safe. We’ve also carried out a risk assessment to make sure that we comply with the government’s guidance on managing risk and being ‘Covid-19 Secure’.

We know that some of you are worried about how you'll pay your rent if you have the virus or need to self-isolate. We want to reassure all our residents that no-one will lose their home during this difficult time but you should keep paying your rent to avoid future financial problems and large debts. Please contact us as soon as possible if this is a struggle.

As restrictions gradually lift, we're reintroducing more services. We initially prioritised the backlog in services like lettings, mutual exchanges and repairs. We've now restarted some planned maintenance and are taking calls to book new routine repairs and are working in some new ways to provide these services safely.

We’re also continuing with essential services like emergency repairs, safety in your home, and support with rent, financial issues and employment. You can continue to call us about these on 0300 5000 926 (or 0300 330 9496 if you’re a market rent customer).

For the latest update on how else this affects our services, please click here (updated 2 July) 

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Our year in review

It's been a tremendous year for Sovereign, as we publish and share our annual report and accounts.

Annual report

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Our mission

We’ve got big plans, maximising the social impact of everything we do, thinking differently, leading from the front and inspiring people to be the best they can be.

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We don’t just deliver one of the largest affordable housing programmes in the country, we make great places too. Whether it’s building new homes, conversions or regeneration projects we invest in building places people want to live today and tomorrow.

Our developments

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Latest News & Views


New opportunities -guaranteed as we sign up to Communities that Work call to action

Heidi Leyshon, Communities Manager blogs - The full impact of coronavirus is as yet unknown. But we do know that, as a nation, we're heading for a recession unlike anything we've seen before...

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Read all about it!

Children across Bristol will receive 250 free books to help with home reading thanks to Sovereign Housing Association. 

The books, worth £1,000 - purchased by the Hannah More Primary School after successfully applying for funding from The Good Exchange...

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Sovereign strengthens liquidity position to support growth post-Covid 19

Sovereign Housing Association successfully issued a record-breaking £125m retained bond in the capital markets on Friday 24 April, opting for a one day execution to better manage potential market volatility...

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Investor relations

Our growth and financial resilience has resulted in a strong balance sheet and business plan, giving us choices in how we provide more homes for people in need.

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Manage your home online

MySovereign is the online home of everything to do with your tenancy and is available 24 hours a day, every day.

You can pay your rent, book a repair and update your details all in one place. Enjoy taking control of your home at a time that suits you.

Manage your home

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How our residents shape Sovereign

Resident and Board Partnership

This group influences our strategy, policies and service standards, as well as monitoring the quality and performance of our services.

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Scrutiny Coordination Group

Their main role is to embed and make scrutiny a valued tool for monitoring, managing and developing our services.

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Community Engagement Groups

Provide a structured place for local conversations and feedback. Residents get involved with larger community and estate projects

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How we're doing

Being a trusted and accountable organisation is about being more open and honest. Find out what's going well and where we need to do better.

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Looking for the perfect place to live?

We provide good quality, affordable accommodation in a wide range of flexible housing options, from rented through to outright ownership to meet the ever changing needs of our customers.

Start your journey

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Are you a key worker?

We have a range of quality key worker accommodation at competitive prices. Whether you are employed by the NHS, are a medical student or a local key worker looking for short stay accommodation.

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Looking for a new place to call work?

We're a social business and people are what motivates us. We want people and communities to thrive – and that includes those in our workplace too.

Join us and make a difference

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Be the best you can


I joined Sovereign in early 2013, working as an advisor in the Contact Centre. This position gave me a good grounding of Sovereign's purpose and what we offer our customers.

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Sam, Head of Digital Customer Technologies


I started seven years ago but have been within Property Services for six years. I knew I wanted to get back into maintenance, so I could make a difference to our residents.

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Contract Manager Hannah


Since joining in 2003, I've enjoyed success in progressing my career. From carpenter onto contract supervision, project management and now, to area project manager.

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Project Manager James