Supported living

We provide a range of supported living options, which combine quality accommodation with specialist support to help people live independently.

We provide supported living for people with the following needs:

Survivors of domestic abuse
Stonewater supports women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse at our South Hampshire Women's Refuge, South Asian Women's Refuge, and the Brighton & Hove Refuge. We also work with housing associations in other parts of the country to provide supported housing.

Our LGBTQ+ Safe Space provides short-term accommodation and support for members of the LGBTQ+ community who have experienced domestic abuse, discrimination, hate crime or family breakdown. We accept referrals and self-referrals on a national basis for those 18 years and over.

Young people
Stonewater offers four Foyers for homeless young people aged 16 – 25 in Abingdon, Exeter, Poole and Swindon. We work with external agencies to provide young people’s housing and support in Swindon and Bristol, and to support teenage parents in Bedford and Bradford. These are short-term projects to help young people to enter training and employment and move on to permanent accommodation.

People with learning or physical disabilities
We offer a wide range of permanent accommodation for people with learning disabilities, including homes with visiting support and homes with 24-hour support. In some areas we partner with agents such as charity Mencap and social enterprise Seqol to enhance the service.

We also provide several supported housing schemes across England for adults aged 18 – 60 with physical and sensory disabilities.

People with mental health needs
For residents with mental health needs, Hazelmead House in Swindon provides supported housing, and Jim Masters Court offers lower-support accommodation. We provide accommodation in other parts of the country through a partnership with charities Mind and The Kaleidoscope Plus Group.

Working in partnership with others
In some areas, Stonewater works with specialist organisations to make sure that supported housing needs are met. In Surrey, for example, we work with the National Autistic Society to house people with autism. In Wakefield and Bristol we partner with Aspire to provide accommodation for people with spinal injuries. In Bristol we provide housing for the Addiction Rehabilitation Agency for people recovering from drug and alcohol dependency.