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Aasia Nisar

Head of Resident Engagement
Sovereign (Confirmed)

Aasia is an experienced housing manager with over 20 years’ experience in the housing sector but her real niche is resident involvement, community development and engagement. She is committed to ensuring residents voices are heard, making a real difference as to how services are delivered. Following Sovereign’s merger with Spectrum Housing in 2016, Aasia led on a successful review of involvement, resulting in the new Resident and Board Partnership’s award winning triangle of engagement. Before joining Sovereign in 2008, Aasia worked on several European Social Funded projects, as well as writing major funding applications for the National Lottery. She is currently in the process of completing a PhD in Sociology and Social policy.

  • Evaluating technologies & digital support as a method to get through to tenants and assess what they actually want
  • Exploring the work of an ongoing trial of new approaches to resident engagement in line with a key commitment of the Social Housing Green Paper
  • Bringing together social landlords and their residents to pilot new communication methods which will inform and develop future policy, and considering how these approaches can be applied to other tenures
  • Encouraging residents to take an active role in strategic, procedural or policy changes and ensuring involvement by them on a level which they choose