On the Air archive

Below are the first two series of Stonewater's award-winning podcast, On the Air, covering not only housing, but national campaigns such as Make a Stand, ground-breaking development schemes and our approach to putting customers at the heart of everything we do.

Featuring key industry figures, our employees and our customers, we will be bringing you the conversations that matter.

Series 2, Episode 4: myOwnHome


In 2019, Stonewater launched its own shared ownership scheme exclusively for colleagues. For the final episode of series two we will hear from the colleagues who have completed their purchase and moved into their new home through the scheme, as well as explore why the scheme was created; providing an insight into the work that went into developing it.


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Series 2, Episode 3: Coronavirus a year on


A year on since the first national lockdown, our colleagues will be reflecting on the changes that have been made across the business; highlighting the positives and what’s here to stay, as well as the challenges and how they’ve been overcome to ensure Stonewater continues to adapt and change and provide services where it is safe to do so.


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Series 2, Episode 2: Shared Ownership Part 2

A year on from our first myth busting episode on shared ownership, the tenure has been called into question by Panorama and a new model is due to be proposed imminently. To explore the questions being asked about shared ownership by investigative journalists and aspiring homeowners, we welcome back a few familiar colleagues as well as  Ella Cheney, Shared Ownership Programme Manager at the National Housing Federation and Kelly McCabe, Managing Director of The Mortgage People.

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Series 2, Episode 1: Choose to challenge #IWD2021

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘choose to challenge’. As an organisation, Stonewater is very conscious of ensuring it provides services to those not met by the mainstream housing market. This episode explores how the organisation is raising awareness against bias and is able to support marginalised groups across its specialist housing schemes. Featuring Shamela Khatun (Stonewater's South Asian Women's Refuge), Sian Rios (Stonewater's dedicated LGBTQ+ Safe Space), Alison Inman (Former President of the CIH) and Valerie Wise (National Lead for Domestic Abuse, Victim Support).

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Episode Special: All Hands to the Pump

Stonewater has funded a report by think tank IPPR to develop solutions that can solve the fundamental issue of how we decarbonise our housing stock and help to tackle climate change, as well as being a core part of the economic recovery after Covid-19. This episode special discusses the key recommendations that came out of the report, and how we can work to provide innovative solutions.

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Series 1, Episode 5: Giving customers a voice

We are one of the few housing associations that have retained our Scrutiny Panel, in this episode we hear directly from them on why they are vital in shaping our services

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Series 1, Episode 4: Waterworks Lane

We're joined by The Royal British Legion and Herefordshire Council to talk about our new self-buiild scheme for veterans

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Series 1, Episode 3: Make a Stand

In this episode we discuss the Chartered Institute of Housing's Make a Stand campaign

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Series 1, Episode 2: The case for shared ownership

We discuss Stonewater's shared ownership model, along with challenges and misconceptions

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Series 1, Episode 1: Five years on

Five years since the merger, we reflect on what Stonewater has achieved so far, and what the next five have in-store. With David Blower, Clare Bray and Dean Ballard, listen below:

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Series 1 On the Air Trailer