Thought leadership

At Stonewater, our ambition is to build a reputation as a thought leader within the housing sector. Our size and financial strength gives us the opportunity to be a leading voice in the industry, as well as champion causes that will have positive impacts on our customers, the housing sector, and the environment we live in.

We aim to influence national and local agendas in support of our vision ‘for everyone to have the opportunity to have a place that they can call home’ and to ensure that our customers are supported. To achieve this, we will continue to raise our profile and engage with a range of stakeholders to promote the interests of the sector and our customers.

To date, we have worked with leading think tank IPPR to look in detail at the significant challenge of decarbonising the UK’s existing housing stock. Our work has stimulated the debate around decarbonisation in social housing, as well as how we can tackle fuel poverty. You can read more about this and access our report in partnership with IPPR - ‘All hands to the pump: A home improvement plan for England’ - below.

We are also currently working with the University of Stirling to investigate how assistive and everyday technologies can be implemented in retirement living properties to improve residents’ quality of life and sustain inclusive communities.

The research, which is funded by the Longleigh Foundation, is being undertaken by the University of Stirling in partnership with Stonewater to explore how technology support retirement living residents to live well and safely, including when they develop conditions such as dementia.  To find out more about this project, please click below.

We are always looking for further opportunities to develop new thinking – particularly where it helps to support our customers. If you’d like to find out more about our thought leadership programme, including partnership opportunities for future projects, please contact us.