About us

Stonewater is a social housing provider, with a mission to deliver good quality affordable homes to people who need them most. We manage around 32,000 homes in England for over 65,000 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, young people’s foyers and women’s refuges.

Our ambitious house-building programme aims to build 1,000 new homes per year from 2019 onwards, 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. Our 800+ employees embody our values – being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial. We achieved a ‘One to Star’ rating in the 2019 Best Companies survey.

With an annual turnover of around £187 million and £1.7 billion in 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.

We have seen some fantastic achievements in the relatively short time since Stonewater was formed in January 2015. This video looks at some of the key milestones achieved by everyone at Stonewater.

Our Corporate brochure and our briefing document on the history of social housing provide further information.