08 Mar 2019
Mrs S came to Stonewater’s South Asian Women’s Refuge (SAWR) fleeing extreme levels of violence and abuse from her husband and in-laws. Forced into a marriage to an older man, she arrived in the UK to find that her husband had three children who she was expected to care for.
04 Mar 2019
Earlier this month we were contacted by an elderly couple, Mr and Mrs Davis* who lived the Isle of Scilly but were looking to move to mainland England.
01 Mar 2019
After his son moved into a newly refurbished Williams Court in Bournemouth late last year, Robin Durnford spotted a photo on the wall. To his surprise, he saw himself in the picture aged 20, which was taken in 1955 whilst he was on leave from the Royal Navy.
27 Feb 2019
At the end of 2017, Chris Jones, 61, moved into one of our retirement living schemes in Leominster. Chris had previously been suffering from ill health and had spent a long time in hospital, but now he lives fully independently after being discharged and housed at the scheme with other residents.
21 Feb 2019
Earlier this month, we rehomed Ms. Jones* and her three children within three days after they were left homeless.
04 Feb 2019
Stonewater started work on this greenfield site in December 2016 with Winsley White Ltd (a contractor from Chilcompton) with support from both Mendip District Council and Evercreech Parish Council to deliver 30 affordable homes. These properties were made available to people with a local connection to Evercreech in the first instance with 20 homes available on an affordable rented basis and the remaining 10 homes available on a shared ownership basis.
30 Jan 2019
In August 2018 we completed our development of 19 homes on the corners of Globe Lane and Lagland Street in Poole Town Centre, Dorset.
20 Dec 2018
As part of the ‘16 days of action to end gender violence’, an international campaign that challenges violence against all genders, staff at Stonewater’s Asian Women’s Refuge (SAWR) hosted an event to raise awareness and thank all of its stakeholders and the community for their ongoing support.
14 Dec 2018
Young people in Swindon have improved their local environment, as well as their gardening skills, by planting trees and fruits at their residential scheme.
07 Dec 2018
Staff and contractors across the whole of Stonewater have pulled together to collect donations for residents and their families in the West this Christmas.
10 Oct 2018
Tragically Bill, 66, suffered a brain injury when he was just five years old. He has spasticity of the left hand side and has little use of his left side. Bill also has arthritis, high blood pressure and type-two diabetes.
10 Oct 2018
Pauline, 71, suffers with bipolar disorder and is quite isolated. Although she has visits from her mental health key worker and is in touch with a few of her neighbours she is estranged from her family.
03 Oct 2018
Thanks to shared ownership, first-time buyers Rebecca and Alex Reid – and their cat Garfield – have bought their four-bedroom ‘forever home’ for just £140,000 from affordable housing provider Stonewater at the Augusta Park development in Andover.
03 Oct 2018
One of our Tenancy Services Officers (TSOs) shares her story about a family that turned their life around after struggling with debt.
02 Oct 2018
Earlier in the year, our retirement living scheme at New Surrey Court held a series of two hour digital inclusion sessions to help residents learn how to use computers. One of our residents spoke to us as part of #HousingDay 2018 to tell us how the sessions transformed her life.
01 Oct 2018
27-year-old Nikki Swift has good reason to celebrate. She’s just become the proud owner of a smart two-bedroom Stonewater home in Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby.
01 Oct 2018
When one of our Tenancy Services Officers (TSO) Hayley*, arrived to visit a block of flats, she was met by a police officer. The officer told her that they had forcibly entered into a flat to carry out a welfare check on a resident as he was a victim of modern slavery.
26 Sep 2018
Here, he describes some of the work he does to help homeless people in the area:
25 Sep 2018
Last Christmas we received a call from a local councils’ homeless team about Fred*.
17 Sep 2018
Nicholas and Miranda Woollard knew they had found the perfect affordable house to buy when they spotted their beautiful new two-bedroom Stonewater home for just under £85,000 in Seagrave Park, Sileby, near Loughborough.
31 Aug 2018
Residents and children from our Asian Women’s Refuge (SAWR) joined residents and children who have moved on to our second stage refuge for a day trip to Woburn Safari Park recently.
30 Aug 2018
Bill* is a 21 year old male with a diagnosis of emotionally unstable borderline personality disorder. Prior to moving to Hazelmead House (one of our supported housing schemes for residents with mental health needs), he had a history of Class B drug use and was living at home with his mum and an abusive stepfather. All these elements caused a strain on their relationship resulting in Bill moving out of the family home.
30 Aug 2018
Anna came to our Abingdon Foyer following three months in a mum and baby foster placement after having to leave home with her baby Jessica*. On arrival Anna found out they were the first parent and baby to be housed at the Foyer.
29 Aug 2018
"Everything was going well after moving out of home to live with my boyfriend, but after a while the relationship hit a few bumps and I ended up moving out."
29 Aug 2018
One of our residents at the South Hampshire Women’s Refuge (SHWR) has shared her story, below, as part of the NHF’s Starts at Home Day 2018, about seeking help when she needed it most.
25 Jun 2018
Can you turn a shed into a camera?
You can and we did. With some expert guidance from Brendan Barry, Photography tutor, we were able to host a workshop showing residents the working of a camera and how photos are produced.
22 Jun 2018
It is a Stonewater policy to provide a form of public art on each new development – the idea being that by enhancing the local environment, it will encourage people to take pride in their development and their local surroundings.
15 Jun 2018
This video shows an innovative new heating system that we have installed at Burton Gardens, Weobley - a fantastic example of an investment we have made which is environmentally friendly, more economical for our residents, and future proofs our homes for future applicants.
08 Mar 2018
Seven years ago, Stephen Baker was unemployed and living in a young people’s shelter in Swindon. He could never have imagined then how an apprenticeship with sheltered and supported housing provider Stonewater would change his life and lead to a rewarding career helping others.
06 Mar 2018
Seventeen-year-old Harry Haines, who lives in Blaby village just outside Leicester, has found his Level 2 Business and Administration apprenticeship a great alternative to A-Levels.
15 Nov 2017
As part of our commitment to improving the financial capability of our customers we teamed up with Experian, Big Issue Invest and the Rental Exchange initiative - a way to build credit histories without taking on any additional credit products.
13 Nov 2017
Like all top-performing organisations, Stonewater recognises that digital transformation is vital to the long-term success and sustainability of the organisation.
01 Sep 2017
Our womens refuges provide safe and secure accommodation for women escaping abuse. Here's the story of one of our residents...
01 Sep 2017
After his family relationship broke down and many months of sofa surfing, Kyle came to Stonewater’s Quay Foyer in 2008 seeking independence and support to develop. Although Kyle was with us for two years, he wasn’t quite ready to progress on his journey, and ultimately left on a Notice to Quit.
21 Jul 2017
Residents at Chaddesley Court, Dudley are taking time out to attend digital inclusion workshops.
17 Jul 2017
Fred and Lacey have finally got onto the property ladder with one of our new build homes in Nottingham.
18 Mar 2016
When 15-year-old Kerrie Hurse from Bristol took her GCSEs in 2003 she had no idea that her life would eventually take her into a career in housing.
24 Jul 2015
Alex was a resident at our Foyer for young people in Exeter.
24 Jul 2015
Ivor is a resident at one of our Retirement Living homes in Southampton.
22 Jul 2015
Amber is a resident in one of our general needs homes situated in Western-Super-Mare.
02 Feb 2015
When 19-year-old Natasha Greenway moved into Abingdon Foyer as a troubled teenager she was struggling to find a direction in life. She could not have believed that two and a half years on she would be planning to move into her own flat.
30 Jan 2015
The Jones family thought they stood little chance of being considered for a wheelchair accessible single-storey home in Yeovil to help them care for their disabled son, Adam, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. But that all changed when the family of five were put forward by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) for a brand new, specially adapted Stonewater bungalow in Larkhill Road.
30 Jan 2015
Electrician Dan Heys and his family knew they had found the perfect home-buying option when they discovered Stonewater’s new Pemberly shared ownership homes in Louviers Road, Weymouth.