Sovereign Housing
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Annual report and financial statements 

2018/2019

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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. Providing more than 58,000 homes across the south of England, we continue to grow and evolve, making even more of a difference for people and places every single day.

Our performance

Take a look at this video of our performance this year and find out more about the places we’re building, our flourishing communities and our exciting plans for the future.


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Gordon Holdcroft - Chair

Gordon Holdcroft, our Chair, reflects on a great year of development and a strong financial performance for Sovereign, delivered against an uncertain political backdrop.

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Mark Washer - Chief Executive

Our CEO, Mark Washer, looks back on his first year in post, but also introduces Sovereign’s ambitious plans for the future, detailing how we intend to step up and do more, build more and continue to grow.

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A strong business

We keep our residents at the heart of everything we do, bringing together the social values of a ‘not for profit’ organisation, yet maintaining a commercial approach. 


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How we're doing

A leading landlord

Our core mission is to be a leading landlord, providing great service to our residents and customers. But as well as quality housing services, our work doesn’t stop at the front door. We offer a range of services, investing in communities, to help people be the best they can be.

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More homes, better places

We don’t just deliver one of the largest new affordable housing programmes in the country, we make great places too. Whether it’s new builds, conversions or regeneration schemes, we focus on design, quality and sustainability to make places people want to live.

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Quality property services 

Looking after 58,000 homes is a big job, but we know that the quality of a home can affect every aspect of a person’s life. We’ve been changing how we work, thinking differently and increasing investment, so our residents can be even prouder of where they live.

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Flourishing neighbourhoods

We’re here if residents want a little extra support, whether that’s to sustain their tenancies or to work towards realising their potential, by signposting relevant agencies, working with external partners and making sure that we share helpful information.

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Excellent engagement

Our award-winning approach to engagement cements the resident voice into Sovereign’s governance, scrutiny and community engagement. We listen and act as residents influence our strategy, scrutinise our services and retain a local focus.

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Inspiring people

We’re investing and bringing out the best in our people by building an environment where employees are engaged, valued and passionate about what they do, developing our leaders, employees and apprentices so they can contribute more and advance their careers.

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Our strategy
2018-2023
 
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At Sovereign we provide safe and affordable homes for people. But we want to do more.

We want to have more impact, to be more innovative and influential, and bring out the best in our people so we deliver a great customer and employee experience today and tomorrow.


We’ll maximise the social impact 
of everything we do



We’ll think differently, creating solutions that do more



We’ll lead from the front




We’ll invest and bring out the best in people