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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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  • Laurinda Hornblow Supporting our residents' to make ends meetLaurinda Hornblow, Head of Income at Sovereign, blogs: Since lockdown, the landscape in the income service is very different. We've taken thousands of calls from worried residents, supported in excess of 10,000 by giving them advice and helping them claim benefits, as well as having 2,500 residents move onto Universal Credit (UC). We continue to take a high volume of calls, but new UC claims have gone back to pre-lockdown levels... 11 August 2020
  • Sheila Hayward Using my voice for the greater goodWhen I was growing up, racism was a lot less subtle than it is now. People would say cruel things to my face, or in my earshot. I was taught to turn the other cheek, to ignore it. But as I grew older I grew less able to tolerate the abuse, even when comments were covert, rather than overt. I decided that I would call things out when they bothered me otherwise how would anyone know how to put it right? This strong voice has served me well, but has also seen me have to learn how to fight my... 28 July 2020
  • Aasia Nisar Resident engagement after lockdownFor Sovereign, like many other organisations, Covid 19 has had a big impact - not only for the services we provide, but how we provide them, including how we engage with our customers. We had to rethink how we could carry on engaging with our residents during this period in a meaningful way, as well as ensuring their contribution was continuing to make a difference to the services we provided. 27 July 2020
  • Jerome Williams Jerome Williams - Equality, Diversity & InclusionJerome Williams was recently appointed to the position of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, here he talks about his ambitions for Sovereign and the positive changes to be made in the workplace. 13 July 2020
  • Simone Shephard 100x100 What Pride Month means to meThis month is National Pride Month and I was asked if I'd write something about what it means to me. My affinity with this month has evolved over the years from my time of feeling ashamed of being gay to becoming comfortable and confident in who I am today. 22 June 2020
  • Kelly McArthur 100x100 Lettings during lockdownKelly McArthur talks through our lettings management during the coronavirus lockdown recovery to get things moving again in this video for the National Housing Federation. 19 June 2020
  • Heidi Leyshon New opportunities guaranteed as we sign up to Communities that Work call to actionHeidi 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. 16 June 2020
  • Scott Jacobs-Lange Hooray for the volunteers at the heart of our communities!Scott Jacobs-Lange, Community Development Officer blogs - In Volunteers Week 2020 we're celebrating the residents at the heart of our communities, going that one step further to support their neighbours. 03 June 2020
  • Dominic Gregory Supporting our key workers through Covid-19Dominic Gregory, Key Worker Business Manager blogs - From the heart of Leicestershire to the Isle of Wight, Sovereign Housing Association's relationship with the NHS means thousands of key workers have a home to go back to after a day on the front-line caring for people in the eye of this Covid-19 storm. 13 May 2020
  • Heather Bowman A place to call home is a human rightHeather Bowman, Chief Operating Officer blogs - Barry is not doing too badly in COVID-19 isolation. He's been mowing the lawn, trimming the hedge and checking on his tomato seedlings, which are now more than 12 inches high. He wants to transplant them to gro-bags, but is struggling to source any at the moment. 07 May 2020
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