Press release library

This is an archive of past press releases. 

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February 2021

Sovereign supports children's mental health projects

Sovereign donations mean £47.5k for lockdown learning

January 2021

Sovereign kickstarts employment for 40 young people

Older people’s housing needs “must be embedded in housing planning” says leading housing association

Teaming up to help the island’s unemployed into work

December 2020

Building starts for affordable housing in Thatcham

Sovereign launches £40k ‘Your Community Your Choice’ fund

Sally Hyndman appointed as Chief People Officer

Lockdown Woods commemorate the positives

A blooming good show for Sovereign’s Carnarvon Place!

November 2020 

Sovereign’s support for households in fuel poverty

Sovereign supports a hunger free future

Building the future of social value in social housing

Sovereign's response to the Social Housing White Paper

Sovereign’s support to end loneliness during the lockdown

Activity packs brighten up the day 

ESG Social Housing Working Group

Sovereign is latest local business to commit to the Race at Work Charter

Islanders inspired to turn business dreams into reality

Sovereign retains strong ratings and outlook is upgraded

October 2020

Sovereign sponsors APPG employment and social housing inquiry

MP Bob Seely visits new Sovereign Development on Isle of Wight

Putting down roots for three new Sovereign residents

We’re investing in our residents’ security to provide homes for life

Sovereign in record commercial property deal

Statement about Black History Month

Sovereign funding supports cooking up wellbeing from the inside out

A Sovereign story – 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

September 2020

Sovereign gives a further £150k to communities and businesses to ‘build back better’

In it to win IT

MP David Johnston visits carbon-zero affordable eco-homes in Oxfordshire

We stop, we listen to you and we learn

It’s a First for Housing First in Basingstoke

It's a good time to to gas about carbon monoxide safety

August 2020

New homelessness support service launched

"Don't miss out on funding!" says Sovereign Housing Association

Ring a ring of new friends

Sovereign puts its money where its heart is

Greenham Trust announces agreement with Sovereign for new operational hub on Greenham Business Park

‘Community Ambassadors’ given £15,000 boost by two housing associations

July 2020

Building Skills with NHS Test and Trace

Sovereign makes sure that Isle of Wight gets the write stuff

New affordable homes go local in the Isle of Wight

Partnership working sees successful outcome following racist incident

Affordable, carbon zero eco-homes in construction in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

June 2020

Keeping families fed during the coronavirus crisis

Wave goodbye to wasteful PPE

Read all about it!

Sovereign commits £250,000 of grants in 2020 through partnership with The Good Exchange

Statement on Black Lives Matter

An open letter to Boris: “Kick start the economy by investing in jobs and people”

Our shortlisted HQN 'Frontline Stars'

Celebrating Employability Day

‘Heart of my World’ photography winners announced

New affordable homes to be built in Shaftesbury

Recognising the Armed Forces in our homes and in our teams

May 2020

Measuring the impact of Covid-19 on the sector

Sovereign launches 'heart of my world' photography competition

Sovereign strengthens liquidity position to support growth post-Covid 19

A new place to call home

‘Communities Matter’ to Sovereign

Wheely great gifts for key workers improve wellbeing

Sovereign COO retires after 30 year career in housing

April 2020 

Crowd around - new fund available Sovereign Pay it Forward

There's light at the end of the 'Yellow Brick Road'

This week is Scrutiny Week – and we’re shining a spotlight on the people who shine a spotlight on us! 

Cooking up a storm

Residents sing together supporting their communities

‘Special of the day’ service for people isolating in Pan​, East Newport

March 2020 

Sovereign pledges £150k for communities affected by COVID-19

Planning granted for new affordable homes in Reading

Crucial role of housing recognised in Budget 2020

Brand new affordable homes celebrated in Lordshill 

Sticking with stories – magic of books builds confidence

Fish and tip for Christchurch community

New Chair to take over at Sovereign

Keyworker turns isolation into community sing-along

February 2020 

Westbury residents construct a bright future

Place to be proud of awards 2020

January 2020 

Naturally neutral - new show home launches this weekend at Perrybrook

December 2019 

Quality careers at Kennet

 New homes in Brockworth now selling off-plan

Sovereign and Legal & General Homes to bring affordable homes to Didcot

November 2019 

Round 2! £30,000 more community funding available for local projects

Housing association builds new home on Greenham Business Park

October 2019 

Southern Housing and Sovereign support self-employment sessions

Sovereign responds to the proposed right to shared ownership 

From grass verge to a room with a view at Poole’s latest housing development

Tracey Barnes joins Sovereign as Chief Financial Officer

First birthday party for Lyde Green Community Centre

Sovereign supports silver surfers to stay online

Sovereign makes cycles safe with Dr Bike

New homes planned for former magistrates’ court

Battle of Britain boogie brings the house down

September 2019 

Children enchanted with new play area

Next 250 homes topping at Wapping Wharf

Swinging into action with POPCAN

'Be-spoke' workshop for cycling mad students 

August 2019

Picnic in the park provides food for thought

Time's up for anti-social behaviour

Sovereign Housing Association reports strong performance

Sovereign launches £60,000 fund in partnership with The Good Exchange

Sovereign keeps 4Legs Radio community chatting

Parent volunteers needed to provide extra support for families

New look and new beds for The Foyer

New place in Alton for those experiencing homelessness

July 2019

Cinnamon Network project delivers sweet results

£229m Joint Venture with Crest Nicholson announced

Former school archway restored at Wessex Court

Smashing new flats on bottle factory site

The heat is on for new ceramics class

Wo-manual trades boost by Sovereign and Guinness

Sovereign agrees £250m unsecured credit facility to fund ambitious plans

The play's the help children take centre stage

June 2019 

Magic roundabout in playpark revamp

Sharp focus on Property Services

Lorry-loads of determination on employability day

Construction work is now underway at Newbury development

Residents 'popping up' to pledge support for their community

Snip 'n' slide - fun day launch at new park

May 2019

A plumb job for students

Careering forward with Sovereign

Hoarding help in Sovereign homes

Laying foundations for families in Shalfleet

Sovereign appoints first Chief Information Officer

Sovereign provides tools for modern life

New lease of life for Arc play park

Ringwood is the apple of French friends' eye

INSPIRE19 - Open for Entries

April 2019

Sovereign awarded RoSPA Silver Award for health and safety practices

Smashing news: homes on the way for Buckskin

Off to the races with Thatcham pupils

Graffiti art at the heart of skate ramp re-vamp

March 2019

Local pupil names sought-after Newbury development Cherry Blossom Meadows

Children grill grown-ups about what they do all day

No place like home

Careering forward with Sovereign

Homes swap from LiveWest to Sovereign

Cuckooing case leads to partial closure order

February 2019 

Neighbourhood works together to tackle ASB

New homes get clean bill of health

Supporting those in need of refuge

January 2019 

New home for Sovereign

Homes swap from Hyde to Sovereign

Community having a ball in new facilities

December 2018 

Smiles Matter share Christmas spirit

Christmas comes early for Westbury children

More affordable homes for West of England

Sovereign gets ‘future ready’ with Dynamics 365 roll-out in 2019

Barry Nethercott joins Sovereign as Interim Chief Financial Officer

November 2018 

Sovereign appoints Tom Titherington as New Executive Director for development

Donating loose ends that make a difference

Affordable homes boost at Hayne Farm Gittisham

June 2018

West Berkshire Council and Sovereign lay foundations for new partnership