At Sovereign we carry out research, whether it is led by our in-house Insight team or delivered in partnership with others, to inform our business decisions, share best practice across the social housing sector and contribute to the debate on local and national policy.
Retrofit for the future: tenant attitudes to decarbonising social housing
Sovereign is committed to decarbonising our housing stock and achieving net zero carbon by 2050. This will involve a significant programme of investment, retrofit and regeneration, which will inevitably involve upheaval for some of our customers. This qualitative research examined customers’ current views on the environment and climate change, and how these might influence how they engage with our decarbonisation strategy.
Universal Credit in a time of crisis
Our Head of Income Laurinda Hornblow contributed to National Housing Federation research into the role that Universal Credit played during the pandemic, an in-depth analysis of the effects of the £20 uplift, and how customers can manage debt, arrears and seeking employment. - April 2021
Rethinking social housing
Produced by the Chartered Institute of Housing, sponsored by Sovereign, Home Group, Incommunities, Optivo, PA Housing, Peabody, Riverside and South Liverpool Homes – June 2018
Produced by Sheffield Hallam University, in partnership with CASE – May 2017
Produced in partnership by Policy Exchange, Genesis Housing Association, Home Group, Orbit Group and The Riverside Group – September 2016