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Getting to know Kaylee, Apprentice Plumber

Kaylee is an apprentice plumber at Sovereign. She explains why she enjoys having a role where she can fix things. 
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Easter chicks bring fluffy fun to food boxes

More than one hundred hand-knitted chicks will be handed out by the Botley Community Larder along with fresh fruit and veg.
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Hair and beauty students nail being the perfect penpals

Abingdon and Witney college students have been writing postcards throughout lockdown to residents living at two Oxfordshire Housing for Older People schemes.
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Older and younger generations have lots ‘InCommon’

Older people from Basingstoke gained a bunch of fun new pals during lockdown, thanks to the sterling efforts of charity InCommon.
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Getting community support back on the road on the Isle of Wight

Sovereign has helped the West Wight Men in Sheds, based on the Isle of Wight, with a £500 grant to insure their new community van.
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A safe place for residents to talk about mental health

We invested £1,000 in Oasis-Talk’s online wellbeing course giving 10 over-55s, who have been shielding at home the opportunity to share their experiences.
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Seeds and feeds

Neighbourhood community group Cllick approached us to help facilitate a Seeds and Feeds edible growing and gardening project for one of our housing for older people schemes.
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New website provides dementia support

Dementia Friendly West Berkshire (DFWB) has launched a new website thanks to £700 funding from Sovereign Housing Association.
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Suzy's biscuit box

Resident Suzy initially came to us asking for permission to set up a cookie baking business from home, but we were able to do much more.
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Training and Employment after Lockdown

Lockdown has put a pause on many of our residents’ aspirations. But Keyleigh, a Sovereign resident from Tiverton remains positive.
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Writing the future

Writing has been a passion for Ryan and moving into his Sovereign home and living alone for the first time gave him the time he needed to focus on his future career plans.
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100 Beds in 100 Days

Picking up the keys to your new home is a big moment, but for 30-year-old Samatar Maygag it was life changing.
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