Case studies

Exeter Foyer – Photography workshop

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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.

An innovative heating system at Burton Gardens

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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.

Life-changing apprenticeship for Stephen


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.

Admin apprentice Harry earns while he learns

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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.

Experian helps to build a positive credit rating


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.

THE GRID - bringing digital transformation to life through game-play

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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.

Amrita sought safety in one of our refuges for women fleeing domestic abuse

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01 Sep 2017

Our womens refuges provide safe and secure accommodation for women escaping abuse. Here's the story of one of our residents...

Kyle came to our Quay Foyer seeking independence and support

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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.

Retirement Living residents get involved with digital inclusion programme in Dudley

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21 Jul 2017

Residents at Chaddesley Court, Dudley are taking time out to attend digital inclusion workshops.

Fred and Lacey found a home through shared ownership

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17 Jul 2017

Fred and Lacey have finally got onto the property ladder with one of our new build homes in Nottingham.

Apprenticeship gives Kerrie a step onto housing career ladder

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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.

Alex Stone, former Foyer resident

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24 Jul 2015

Alex was a resident at our Foyer for young people in Exeter.

Ivor Aggett, Retirement Living resident

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24 Jul 2015

Ivor is a resident at one of our Retirement Living homes in Southampton.

Amber Hucker, resident

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22 Jul 2015

Amber is a resident in one of our general needs homes situated in Western-Super-Mare.

Abingdon Foyer helped make my life better, says Natasha

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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.

Specially adapted home is life-changing for Yeovil family

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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.

Shared ownership helps Weymouth family onto the property ladder

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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.