Creative Youth Network is joining forces with Sovereign Housing to empower young people aged 18-25 years old to get their voices heard and influence change in their housing.

If you are between 18-25 years old and passionate about your home and your community, join the Sovereign Youth Panel and get your voice heard.

Get involved and start conversations with Sovereign Housing about what you want to improve in your housing and community, and how we can be supportive towards young people, now and in the future.

Learn new skills for life and work

The Youth Panel will run for a year and you’ll be part of a supportive group, getting your voice heard. If you are living independently, or with family, in Sovereign accommodation, we want to hear from you. You will get to choose the issues you want to address and how. You will:

  • Get experience for your CV
  • Increase your confidence in a safe environment
  • Gain an accredited volunteering award for your CV
  • Improve your creative presentation skills
  • Gain experience in campaigning, advocacy and media production



Want to find out more before committing?

You can get in touch with Ellen Wilson, our Youth Panel Lead, for more information. You can have a chat with Ellen on 07741 660 510 or [email protected].  

We are organising six online events where you can find out more about the project and help shape the future of the Sovereign Youth Panel and decide whether you want to sign up.

We’re all a bit Zoom-ed out, so we’re making sure to keep our video calls entertaining, with activity packs and snacks sent to you when you sign up to our digital events, so we can all feel a bit more connected to each other, even from home.

In each event, we will cover the issues of a different area:

  • Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire - 8th December, 6:30pm
  • Devon and Dorset – 9th December, 6:3pm
  • Hampshire – 10th December, 6:30pm
  • Isle of Wight – 15th December, 6:30pm
  • Oxfordshire – 16th December, 6:30pm
  • Berkshire – 17th December, 6:30pm

You only need to attend one event.  If you can’t make your area’s event, we will find a space in another one for you.



About Sovereign Housing

Sovereign Housing are a leading housing association, striving to provide quality, affordable homes in happy, successful places.

They have deep roots in the south of England, with almost 60,000 homes focused in a core area covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, the West of England and the Isle of Wight.

Sovereign Housing are driven by their social purpose, with residents at the heart of everything they do. They build homes and provide great services, but their work doesn’t stop at the front door – they invest for the long-term, creating great places to live, working with residents and partners to support them in realising their potential.


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