Sovereign transferred over 50 homes in West Country
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Sovereign Housing Association has been transferred 53 homes in the West Country.
The transfer, from Housing 21, will see residents enjoy a more localised service.
The 49 houses and four flats, all social rent properties, are in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, where Sovereign has a well-established presence.
"Given the concentration of homes we have in this region, we are well placed to deliver a quicker and more cost-efficient service to our new residents,” said Heather Bowman, Sovereign’s director of housing and communities.
“They will also be able to feel part of a larger community and have the opportunity to get involved and influence the services they receive.”
Sovereign and Housing 21 have worked closely to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible for the affected residents.
The transfer of the homes on March 18 followed a formal six-week consultation phase, during which residents were informed about the changes and given the chance to give their feedback.
Nicola Ewen from Housing 21 said: "We are delighted to be working with Sovereign on the transfer of our family housing.
"The transfer is part of a rationalisation programme to allow us to focus on housing, care and support for older people. As Sovereign is a specialist provider of general needs accommodation with a good local presence we are sure residents will experience a good quality service."