We are pleased to have established a relationship with Sovereign Housing Association in which we worked collaboratively to achieve overall community development in Devon communities with Sovereign Housing stock.
This involved adding value and expanding our existing projects and services, but also developing new community initiatives in alignment with Sovereign’s key strategic priorities. Pilot projects were co-designed to be of direct benefit to the identified communities.
Our current pilot programme with Sovereign Housing came to an end in March 2022. During the Partnership we worked with Sovereign to measure and develop existing and new community initiatives.
Overall, the project was able to provide community development services that were beneficial to Sovereign residents and we worked closely with the appropriate teams within Sovereign on several service deliveries, and also the co-creation of bespoke pilot projects for the residents.
Along with Sovereign, we used the HACT Social Value tool (developed specifically to measure the social value around housing www.hact.org.uk/social-value-bank), to measure the overall social value of our community development work. to the end of March 2022 we had achieved £3.7m in social value.
We look forward to working together with Sovereign again.