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Blue heritage plaque for PC Albert Alexander

Newbury Town Council is pleased to announce the unveiling of a blue plaque for the first person in the world to be treated with Penicillin.
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Gender pay gap just 1.7% at leading housing association

Sovereign's gender pay gap is low at 1.7% - but the housing association says it will continue to strive for parity for women.
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Sovereign CEO joins board of diversity charity

Leadership 2025 has announced the appointment of six new board members, including Sovereign’s CEO Mark Washer.
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Our response to the Social Housing White Paper

Today we welcomed the government’s White Paper on Social Housing: the Charter for Social Housing.

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Supporting customers into employment or training

Sovereign wants to lend even more support to those in their communities seeking employment or training offers.
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Apply now for £90,000 of Sovereign community grants

Leading housing association Sovereign is continuing its work with not-for-profit digital fundraising platform The Good Exchange for a further two years.
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Four Abingdon projects gain a funding boost

Twenty-one groups, charities and individuals put in a bid to try and win up to £10,000 funding from housing association Sovereign during the winter lockdown.
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Six Bristol projects have X-factor to gain a funding boost

Fifteen groups, charities and individuals put in a bid to try and win up to £20,000 funding from housing association Sovereign during the winter lockdown.
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3,000 young people benefit from career advice on IoW

£32,000 from Sovereign has seen 3,000 young people from 10 different schools talk to 800 businesses about employment opportunities for the future.
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Homes and Place Standard launched

Sovereign Housing Association has launched a Homes and Place Standard which will be the quality benchmark for every property it owns and for the communities where its customers live.
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Sovereign Kickstart applications open

Sovereign Housing Association has 40 paid work placements available through its Kickstart job placement scheme. The roles are open to anyone aged 16-24 and currently on Universal Credit.
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Whisper becomes a roar in fight for clean energy

Innovative environmental art project ‘Moths to a Flame’ has been funded £10,000 via the Sovereign Housing Association Thriving Communities Fund.
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Giving young people a voice on housing issues

Nine young people living in homes owned or managed by Sovereign Housing Association have started a new forum so that they can have their say on the future of housing.
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Welcome new Board member – Pamela Leonce

Outstanding public speaker and leadership coach Pamela Leonce has joined the Board at Sovereign Housing Association.
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Fabulous food boxes from Mamas Bristol CIC

In just four weeks, 150 fabulous food boxes worth nearly £30 each have been distributed to families and individuals across Bristol by community group Mamas Bristol CIC.
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Sovereign to build 136 quality new homes in Thornbury

Sovereign is working in partnership with Miller Homes, and investing almost £50m into building 136 as part of the Miller Homes @ Cleve Wood development.
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60 new homes in Ash, Aldershot

Sovereign Housing Association has purchased a 5.2 hectare former stables site in Ash near Aldershot to build 60 elegant new affordable homes for the local area.
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Sovereign appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Sovereign has today announced that Nicole Sharp will take up a new role as Chief Operating Officer the role will encompass all our customer-facing operations.
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Sovereign supports Children's mental health projects

In Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February) we’re highlighting some the projects we’ve worked on with charity providers via the Good Exchange and Crowdfunder.
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Sovereign donations mean £47.5k for lockdown learning

Sovereign Housing Association donations will give disadvantaged children access to laptops so they can learn from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Sovereign kickstarts employment for young people

Sovereign Housing Association is offering 40 young people the chance to kickstart their careers with a six-month paid work placement in departments across the organisation.
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Teaming up to help the island’s unemployed into work

The Isle of Wight’s two leading housing associations have teamed up to help give islanders essential skills as the economy recovers after Covid-19.
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Older people’s needs must be embedded in planning

Tom Titherington, is calling for all housing developers and planners to embed older people’s housing needs into their working practices.
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Sally Hyndman appointed as Chief People Officer

Sovereign has today announced that Sally Hyndman has been appointed as the new Chief People Officer and that she will take up her post on 18 January 2021.
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Building starts for affordable housing in Thatcham

An old industrial estate in Thatcham is being turned into a brand new development which will bring much needed affordable homes to the area.
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Lockdown Woods commemorate the positives

Sovereign joined teams of people including the MP for Newbury, Laura Farris and her family, to plant 200 saplings in a new ‘Lockdown Wood’.
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A blooming good show for Sovereign’s Carnarvon Place!

The RHS awarded Sovereign’s housing for older people scheme, Carnarvon Place, a Certificate of Recognition for their Community Garden.
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Sovereign launches £40k ‘Your Community Your Choice’

We've teamed up with VocalEyes to provide a platform for local residents to decide how £40K is spent in their community in Bristol.
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Sovereign supports a hunger free future

Sovereign is supporting the Trussell Trust charity and the ‘More Than Homes’ campaign that aims to put food on the table for vulnerable people in the UK.
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Sovereign’s support for households in fuel poverty

Sovereign is highlighting the need to support their residents most in need on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day today, Friday 27 November.
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Building the future of social value in social housing

Sovereign, Clarion Futures, and Fusion21 are confirmed as the first investors in HACT’s social value roadmap to measure social impact.
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Support to end loneliness during the lockdown

Sovereign Housing Association is helping their elderly Devon residents keep busy and keep loneliness at bay during lockdown.
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Activity packs brighten up the day

Sovereign Housing Association is giving out activity packs to help some of its most vulnerable residents get through the long days ahead.
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