Who we are

Who we are

Sovereign is a social business and one of the largest housing associations in the country. We provide nearly 59,000 homes for around 140,000 people in housing need across the south and south west of England and the Isle of Wight.

Our social purpose and financial strength means we can do more for the communities in which we work. And, as a strong and respected regional player, we aim to use our influence on the issues that matter to us and our residents at both a local and a national level.

We’re a major developer of affordable housing, building around 1,600 new homes each year to rent or buy - with plans to be building 1,900 homes a year by 2022. This includes a growing portfolio of quality private rented homes and outright sale where it makes sense to do so, reinvesting the profits into more affordable homes.

We also invest in our homes, to keep them in great shape, whether that’s redecorating or installing a brand new kitchen. Meanwhile our commercial subsidiary, Spectrum Property Care, is a market leading building services company providing excellent property management to our residents as well as public and private sector customers.

We invest in the development of our 1,900 talented and dedicated employees, working hard to be an employer of choice. We also run a successful apprenticeship scheme, giving more than 30 people each year the chance to kick-start their career.

Our history

Sovereign is committed to helping those in housing need in the communities where we work, with long-standing relationships among our local authority partners. Sovereign was formed in November 2016, as the result of a merger between Spectrum Housing Group and Sovereign.

While we may have had different names, our long-term commitment to our communities stretches back many decades.

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