About us

Stonewater is a leading social housing provider, with a mission to deliver good quality, affordable homes to people who need them most. We manage around 34,500 homes in England for over 76,000 customers, including affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, domestic abuse refuges, a dedicated LGBTQ+ Safe Space, and young people’s foyers.

Our significant and progressive house-building programme aims to build a minimum of 1,500 new homes a year from 2022/23 and we have a good pipeline of development to achieve this, driven by our vision of everyone having the opportunity to have a place that they can call home. We plough our surplus into building new homes, improving our existing housing stock and investing in customer services.

We are also the largest management partner for Legal & General Affordable Homes, supporting the organisation in delivering its ambitious development plan of building 3,000 homes by 2022, by leading on Legal & General’s housing operations across England. 

We recognise that the way we work matters too. We are committed to providing homes that are energy efficient and are working towards Government’s targets for carbon neutrality. Our Environment Strategy helps us minimise the resources we use as an organisation and manage our impact on the environment.

Our talented 800+ employees embody our values – being ambitious, passionate, agile, commercial and ethical. We’re proud to be recognised as a ‘Two Star’ workplace in 2022 by Best Companies, and one of the Top 100 Large Organisations to work for in the UK as well as one of the Top 25 Best Housing Associations, reflecting ‘outstanding’ levels of engagement at Stonewater. 

With an annual turnover of around £210m and £2bn in fixed assets, Stonewater is a strong, dynamic and well-managed social business, with a long-term rating of A+ by independent credit ratings agency, S&P Global Ratings and a top G1/V1 governance and viability ranking from the Regulator of Social Housing.

As part of our thought leader work, we’re always reviewing where we believe we have a strong voice and the potential to influence things. For more information on our thought leader work, you can read more here.

 
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Our Corporate brochure

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Our History of Social Housing brochure

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