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Shared ownership homes help people to get on the property ladder

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A modern, connected business

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A secure home makes the difference

Putting down roots, making memories

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With 56,000 homes for 130,000 people, we're now the sixth largest housing association in the country.

But we have a strong regional focus, working with local authority partners, investing our time, effort and money where we can make the greatest difference.

Our goals

Growing sustainably to deliver more

  • We'll focus growth in our tight geographic operating area to help improve efficiency through new development and stock rationalisation.
  • We'll develop around 1,500 new homes a year, providing a full range of tenure options for people in housing need.

A strong, efficient and influential organisation

  • We'll remain a social business using a commercial approach to become more efficient.
  • We'll use our financial strength and the proposed sector deregulation to determine our own priorities.
  • We'll explore new partnerships to help us deliver additional homes and customer service more effectively.

Great customer experience

  • We'll be a good landlord, modernising our customer service.
  • We'll invest in more digital services and ways to communicate with us.
  • We'll aim to protect our social rented homes to help those in housing need.
  • We'll focus our investment on priority communities, targeting employment and training initiatives to help residents sustain their tenancies.

Great place to work

  • We'll remain an employer of choice, retaining the Investors in People gold standard and keeping high levels of employee engagement.

We know the value of a home people can truly afford. That's why nearly all of our homes are affordable, to rent or buy.

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Last year we built 1,225 much-needed new homes, making it the fifth largest affordable housing development programme.

And we're going to build even more, with a real focus on affordable homes, to rent or buy.

Private rent Wapping Wharf
Bristol
Eco-homes Hanham Hall
South Gloucestershire
New communities Racecourse
Newbury
Regeneration Castle View
Newbury
Rural homes Fippany Grove
Okeford Fitzpaine

We take care of our homes, with our Sovereign Response and Spectrum Property Care teams looking after all 56,000 of our properties

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new kitchens and bathrooms installed

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We're proud of our sector-leading performance

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homes relet in average of just 18 days

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Current Tenant Arrears for social homes

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calls answered in average of 14 seconds

We want our communities to be places where our residents feel safe, supported and able to maximise their potential.

So we invest in them and, for those that need it, provide a personalised employment and training service for residents.

Investing in our residents' futures

We've helped more than 500 residents into work

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We can do all this because we are a strong and resilient business.

Our record surplus means we can borrow and invest even more in homes and service

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We strive to provide a quality, efficient service.

Without compromising on this quality, we've already saved £21.5m in two years - with stretching targets for the year ahead.

This means residents receive a value for money service, and we can build more homes too.

We want our residents to have a say, helping us provide better, more value for money services.

But we're doing things differently, introducing a brand new approach to resident engagement.

Resident and Board Partnership

Working collaboratively with the Board, residents can influence strategy, policy, service standards and review our service quality and performance.

Scrutiny Coordination Group

This group will agree and commission reviews to make sure we're providing good quality services and great customer experiences.

Sovereign Communities

We're committed to supporting strong and resilient communities, so this group is all about local voices and engagement in the many communities where we have homes.

The world around is changing, and what residents expect is changing.

Using our Customer Framework as a guide, we're on our way to becoming a modern, connected business, aiming to provide a great customer experience all day, everyday.

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None of this would be possible without our great, talented people who care about what we do.

At Sovereign, we believe a safe, secure and comfortable home is a cornerstone of most people's lives.

Our commitment to building more truly affordable homes, supporting strong and thriving communities, and providing a great customer experience will remain steadfast.