20 Oct 2020
A new type of employee benefit scheme which has transformed the lives of colleagues at a leading housing provider is celebrating its first anniversary.
05 Oct 2020
A Coventry family-firm is continuing a near 70-year commitment to improving a community in Wyken.
05 Oct 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater has announced the senior appointment of Debbie Chun as Assistant Director of IT.
29 Sep 2020
Upland Software’s multi-channel approach to gathering feedback improves response rates and customer satisfaction scores for housing associations
Housing associations across the globe have long faced challenges when engaging with customers for feedback due to outdated practices and technologies. Increasingly, housing associations have begun to adopt new technologies to gather real-time, honest feedback enabling them to take critical action at scale, and this trend has only been magnified by the ongoing pandemic.
16 Sep 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater is taking full advantage of the excellent thermal efficiency of Kingspan Kooltherm K108 Cavity Board at its new affordable housing development The Bushels, in Mosterton, Dorset, creating homes that are cosy and cost-effective to heat.
14 Sep 2020
A previously underused area of a residential estate in Wiltshire, which was prone to fly-tipping, has been shortlisted for an award following the completion of a regeneration project.
11 Sep 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater was named a finalist in five categories in the 2020 Housing Heroes Awards.
27 Aug 2020
An innovative Smart City pilot scheme in Oxford has been given the green light to proceed following lockdown delays. The recommencement of the smart renewable heating project with leading housing provider Stonewater, Kensa Contracting and Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), marks a significant milestone for the construction and renewables industry, and a positive step towards a greener future for all.
18 Aug 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater has appointed Anne Costain to Corporate Finance Director and John Chadwick to Customer Experience Programme Delivery Director.
06 Aug 2020
In response to the Government white paper document – Planning For the Future Stonewater’s Executive Director – Development, Jonathan Layzell, said:
05 Aug 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater has been recognised by Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) for its commitment to tackling domestic abuse and promoting equality with a formal accreditation.
24 Jul 2020
Our development in South Petherton, Sam's Acre has been featured by Inside Housing as 'Development of the Week.'
20 Jul 2020
Responding to the recent confirmation that payment changes will be coming next month, which will see Housing costs payment rules change , David Lockerman, Customer Experience Director at Stonewater, said:
15 Jul 2020
Stonewater welcomes IPPR latest research on decarbonising the nation’s homes.
15 Jul 2020
Last week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s message from the dispatch box was clear: the UK’s economic recovery will be delivered through a ‘green recovery’ - ensuring that the UK plays its part in tackling climate change whilst delivering economic growth.
13 Jul 2020
Regeneration specialist Vistry Partnerships has exchanged contracts with Homes England to build 80 affordable homes on a site at Kingsdown, Bridgwater.
08 Jul 2020
Stonewater hails green retrofit focus and calls for continued ‘rapid pace’ to tackle fuel poverty.
08 Jul 2020
The chancellor today reiterated a pledge to reform the planning system in England with a Planning Policy Paper later this month, followed by new planning legislation in ‘summer 2020’. While we await further detail, here are some thoughts on the problems of the current planning system and how they could be solved to build more affordable homes, create more jobs and house more people in housing need.
01 Jul 2020
We welcome the Government’s announcement over the weekend to give improved access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces and veterans suffering from mental ill health but we need to be mindful that providing somewhere to live is only one very important element of a package of support that is often required.
30 Jun 2020
Responding to the announcement by the prime minister today on planning reform to boost house building, Stonewater’s Chief Executive, Nicholas Harris, said:
23 Jun 2020
In response to the increasing demand for domestic abuse support services due to lockdown restrictions amid the Covid-19 outbreak, a specialist supported housing provider has been successful in its bid for additional funding.
15 Jun 2020
A project aiming to demonstrate how ground source heat pumps with smart heating controls can reduce heating costs for residents in Oxford, whilst also protecting the environment, is officially underway.
15 Jun 2020
Two years on from the Novichok incident in Salisbury, and the tragic death of Dawn Sturgess in Amesbury. Yesterday (Sunday 14 June) saw the first episode of a BBC drama called the 'The Salisbury Poisonings'.
11 Jun 2020
The site of a former school in Wyken, Coventry is set to be re-developed as affordable housing after planning permission was granted for 39 homes.
03 Jun 2020
Stonewater has agreed a £23m deal with Ilke Homes that will see the modular specialist deliver 120 properties for the landlord.
14 May 2020
A housing provider welcomes the government’s plans to restart the housing market, as it continues to support aspiring homeowners in Bedfordshire, West Sussex, Leicestershire, West and North Yorkshire, Warwickshire, Cambridgeshire and Gloucestershire.
12 May 2020
A supported housing specialist, whose refuges are at full capacity, has adapted its referrals model to open up more bed spaces, so it is able to support more people and their families fleeing domestic abuse, following a surge in case reports following the pandemic.
07 May 2020
Ahead of VE Day 75, construction on a scheme providing armed forces veterans a chance to gain valuable construction skills and experience whilst building their own brand-new homes, has restarted.
04 May 2020
Today (May 4), social housing provider Stonewater has completed on a tenanted stock transfer of 731 homes in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire from Southern Housing Group.
24 Apr 2020
Construction work will restart at the Queen’s carpet maker – Victoria Carpets’ – former sports ground in Kidderminster. The £8million affordable housing scheme was close to reaching the topping out stage for the first tranche of new homes before all work was paused due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
02 Apr 2020
Leading national housing provider, Stonewater, has announced new flexible payment arrangements to support those customers who are experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of the current coronavirus outbreak.
01 Apr 2020
Coronavirus-fuelled panic buying has resulted in empty shop shelves all across the country. While the demand for supermarkets has never been greater, it’s not just toilet paper and pasta that people have been scrambling to buy.
12 Mar 2020
While coronavirus rightly took centre-stage in the Budget statement this week, it was reassuring to see the chancellor also focused on a significant increase in infrastructure investment to £600bn over five years.
10 Mar 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater has appointed a new Executive Director to oversee the management of its £1.8 billion assets. The announcement follows an intense recruitment process that shortlisted 30 candidates for the role.
10 Mar 2020
Last month, plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport were ruled illegal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s carbon-reduction targets. The ruling shows how we must consider the environmental impact of everything we do.
10 Mar 2020
06 Mar 2020
Housing association made top 25 of Best Companies list.
For the second consecutive year, social housing provider Stonewater has made the Best Companies list for the top 25 best housing sector organisations to work for in the UK.
03 Mar 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater has been working with construction and development firm Deeley Group and Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council to develop much-needed affordable housing as part of the town’s wider regeneration project.
03 Mar 2020
Stonewater and Community Forest Trust clean up Dinton Pastures following floods.
As part of its commitment to protecting the environment and creating sustainable communities, colleagues from leading housing provider Stonewater got their hands dirty by making a contribution to the beautiful tree-lined landscape at Dinton Pastures, in partnership with the Community Forest Trust (CFT).
02 Mar 2020
Funding for Stonewater’s digital initiative will support seven retirement living schemes.
In 2019, 4 million adults were reported to have never used the internet, with more than half of those adults aged 75 years and over. To close the gap between the generations and increase internet usage among older adults, social housing provider Stonewater is supporting 270 of its existing residents as part of a digital inclusion programme.
25 Feb 2020
Work on a brand-new development from leading housing provider Stonewater and supported by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) called St Georges Fields in Wootton, is now officially underway.
25 Feb 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater has been shortlisted for a national housing award, recognising its outstanding work with customers and giving tenants a voice.
21 Feb 2020
Construction work is progressing at the Queen’s carpet maker – Victoria Carpets’ – former sports ground in Kidderminster. The first superstructure bricks are being laid at the 5.4-acre development site, which is being transformed into an £8million residential scheme.
20 Feb 2020
Stonewater makes the Best Companies list for the second year running.
Leading housing provider Stonewater has been named one of this year’s 100 Best Companies to work for in the not-for-profit category. This is the second consecutive year Stonewater has featured in the annual list, ranking eleven places higher this time at number 67.
18 Feb 2020
Responding to the Housing Secretary’s announcement confirming new support for survivors of domestic violence, Guy Stenson, Director of Housing Operations – Customer Experience, at Stonewater, said:
11 Feb 2020
A refuge has received national recognition for its specialist support to women and their families from the South Asian community, after being shortlisted for an award.