08 Aug 2019
A Bath-based equality and diversity specialist for social housing provider Stonewater has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her major contribution to improving equality and social justice across the housing sector.
08 Aug 2019
Social housing provider Stonewater is celebrating after its South Asian Women’s Refuge (SAWR) in Bedford has been shortlisted for a national Women in Housing award. The refuge provides safe, supported housing for South Asian women and children fleeing domestic abuse and is a contender in the improving the lives of women or communities (large) category.
23 Jul 2019
Local residents, members from Stoke-sub-Hamdon Parish Council and representatives from South Somerset District Council joined social housing provider Stonewater and its scheme partners on Friday (5 July 2019) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of its brand-new rural development, Orchid Acre Close.
18 Jul 2019
Housing association Stonewater began construction of 36 affordable homes in St. Neots last month. The development located off Huntingdon Street has been supported with funding from Homes England and will provide 14 homes for affordable rent and 22 homes for shared ownership.
09 Jul 2019
A ribbon-cutting performed by housing minister Kit Malthouse marked the official opening of a new residential development in East Anton, Andover, from leading national housing provider, Stonewater.
08 Jul 2019
Stonewater is committed to leading the way in rural housebuilding and in celebration of Rural Housing Week 2019, Stonewater’s Executive Director for Development, Jonathan Layzell, explains why Stonewater is determined to take on the challenge.
02 Jul 2019
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 19 2019 to celebrate the much-anticipated completion of 15 brand-new, affordable homes in Wincanton. The seven two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom homes are the first properties let by Stonewater on the Buy to Rent scheme.
28 Jun 2019
Leading national housing provider, Stonewater, has welcomed the government announcement of £1bn being made available to fund thousands more social and affordable homes.
14 Jun 2019
For buyers that are tired of renting, Stonewater’s brand-new shared ownership apartments at Sonning House offer an affordable way to take that first step on the property ladder with a much smaller deposit than when buying on the open market.
13 Jun 2019
Local politicians, community leaders and stakeholders joined leading national housing association, Stonewater in celebrating the opening of a brand-new affordable residential development in Charminster. The ribbon cutting ceremony, which took place on June 6, 2019, showcased the 24 affordable homes provided by Stonewater.
06 Jun 2019
Chipping Norton welcomed the new residential development of 91 affordable homes at Cotswold Gate on May 23, 2019.
31 May 2019
As a leading national housing provider, funding from the Longleigh Foundation, will deliver a four-bedroom project called The LGBTQ+ Safe Space to provide practical and emotional support for the LGBTQ+ community in and around Swindon.
28 May 2019
Based upon our experience in running specialist women's refuges, we agree that those who flee their home due to domestic violence should be entitled to housing, especially if they have been forced to surrender their accommodation.
28 May 2019
The first ever capital allocation of £500k was approved by Homes England’s Community Housing Fund for a development project led by Stonewater (national housing association) and South Petherton Community Land Trust (SPCLT).
23 May 2019
Ben Bradshaw MP visited Exeter Foyer on Friday 10 May 2019 to meet the foyer’s young residents and find out more about the support provided by Stonewater at the foyer, which is in his constituency.
08 May 2019
Stonewater owns around 8,200 homes in the Midlands and we are one of the housing associations involved in the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot currently running in the region.
02 May 2019
Stonewater owns around 8,200 homes in the Midlands and is part of the government’s Voluntary Right to Buy pilot currently running in the region. Stonewater is proud to be involved in the pilot helping many of our tenants to realise their home ownership dreams and also delivering much-needed new social and affordable housing.
02 Apr 2019
Leading national housing association, Stonewater, has partnered with Community Forest Trust (CFT) to plant trees as it builds more affordable homes.
25 Mar 2019
Guinness and Stonewater, two major social housing providers, have signed their Strategic Framework Agreement with Homes England. The government agency is to provide £224m of funding for the two organisations to begin building 4,500, high-quality, affordable homes by 2022.
19 Mar 2019
The Grade II listed former Cookridge Hospital building will be converted into 30 affordable homes as Stonewater embark on construction at Oak Park Lane on Friday afternoon (15 March). The development is being delivered in partnership with Strategic Team Group and Leeds City Council with funding from Homes England and the Recycled Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).
18 Mar 2019
Stonewater, one of the UK’s largest housing associations has completed the transfer of housing stock to Nottingham-based housing association, Tuntum. Residents joined the two affordable home providers at Churchfield Terrace to celebrate the completion of the sale and transfer of a retirement living scheme on Friday afternoon (8 March 2019).
15 Mar 2019
Stonewater has purchased a development site with planning consent for 32 new homes in Birstall, Leeds.
13 Mar 2019
In politically uncertain times, Stonewater welcomes the continued focus on tackling the UK’s housing crisis in today’s Spring Statement.
08 Mar 2019
Residents at Alfred Davey Court in Brighton, celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme on Thursday (7 March), enjoying a special brunch with guests including local stakeholders.
07 Mar 2019
During the south east’s biggest housing event, Total Housing 2019, held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, leading national housing association Stonewater hosted a fringe event for housing professionals to discuss the chronic housing shortage in the south east on Wednesday, 6 March.
05 Mar 2019
Stonewater is making progress towards finalising a £100 million loan from the European Investment Bank. In our view, the proposed deal offers significant benefits to our business and our tenants. There are risks, but we are clear on what these are and how they will be managed.
01 Mar 2019
Best Companies and 24housing have revealed the top 25 housing associations to work for in the UK on 1 March, with Stonewater as 25th best housing association to work for. This is a significant accomplishment for the leading affordable home provider, following their recent ranking of 78th in The Sunday Times best not-for-profit companies to work for in the UK 2019 list last month.
27 Feb 2019
"Stonewater welcomes the confirmation by Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse, for a five-year rent settlement of CPI +1% from April 2020, for both housing associations and local authorities. We are pleased that the Government has listened to the sector and introduced a measure that offers the sector financial stability and allows us to plan for the longer-term...
21 Feb 2019
On the evening of 20 February, the Sunday Times announced this year’s 100 Best Companies to work for in the UK, with Stonewater named as the 78th best not-for-profit organisation to work for.
08 Feb 2019
George Blunden, Stonewater’s chair joined locally based staff at the official opening of Stonewater’s new office at Cranfield University Technology Park in Cranfield, Bedfordshire on Thursday afternoon (7 February).
04 Feb 2019
A small town in Leicester welcomed the not-for-profit housing association, Stonewater, as the construction of 45 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership began on Thursday morning (31 January).
24 Jan 2019
Local Stonewater residents were delighted to welcome their local politicians to their homes at Robert Parker Road in Reading this morning (Friday 18 January). Member of Parliament for Reading East, Matt Rodda MP and Cllr Tony Page from Reading Borough Council have spent the morning visiting the leading housing association’s affordable housing development, to see how local housing providers are helping people onto the housing ladder.
23 Jan 2019
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, invited 23 children from Parrett and Axe Primary School to one of their development sites near Windsor Close, Mosterton on Thursday afternoon. (17 January) They learnt about equipment used in construction and building site safety, as part of their understanding of health and safety across the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
16 Jan 2019
In the wake of this week’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons, Stonewater is highlighting the need for politicians to retain focus on tackling the UK’s housing crisis and avoid momentum being lost in the debate over our future relationship with the EU.
15 Jan 2019
Leading social housing provider Stonewater, has launched its first Rent to Buy scheme on 11 January. In partnership with South Somerset District Council, Stonewater’s first new homes development featuring affordable homes for local people taking advantage of Rent to Buy, is nearing completion in Wincanton.
14 Jan 2019
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has received approval for a £100 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will finance investments for a four-year period to enable planned improvements to existing housing stock and the building of new affordable housing.
21 Dec 2018
Volunteer bakers from across Swindon have been baking birthday cakes for homeless young people.
11 Dec 2018
Derby South MP Dame Margaret Beckett took a trip down memory lane by returning to Highgates, a retirement living scheme which she initially opened 31 years ago.
05 Dec 2018
Stonewater celebrated the start of construction on 27 new homes for low-cost rent or shared ownership at Sarazen Gardens on Buckden Road in Brampton, Huntingdon, on Wednesday (28 November).
05 Dec 2018
Residents at The Lodge in Clapham, near Bedford, celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme on Monday (5 December), enjoying a special lunch with guests including local stakeholders.
04 Dec 2018
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater:
22 Nov 2018
Coldwaltham residents welcomed much-needed affordable homes when social housing provider Stonewater cut the ribbon on eight new homes in Shackleton Close on Tuesday afternoon (20 November).
19 Nov 2018
Residents at Chaddesley Court in Dudley celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme on Thursday (15 November), enjoying a special lunch with guests including local stakeholders.
16 Nov 2018
Stonewater has received over £95,000 of funding from Children in Need over three years for two child support workers at both its domestic violence services in South Hampshire and Bedford.
05 Nov 2018
The snip of a pair of scissors marked the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of 19 brand-new affordable Stonewater apartments in Poole town centre this week (29 October).
01 Nov 2018
It’s easy to criticise Budget statements. We can point quite clearly to what could have received more funding in Monday’s Budget, and we can easily articulate where policy attention could have been better focused.
01 Nov 2018
Residents at Tanglewood Lodge in Poole celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme today (1 November), enjoying a special lunch with guests including local stakeholders.
31 Oct 2018
It has been a while since we’ve had a “good news Budget”, and Monday’s budget speech felt like welcome relief.
30 Oct 2018
Guinness and Stonewater, two major social housing providers, are joining Homes England in a new strategic partnership. The government agency is to provide funding for the two organisations to begin building 4,500 additional, high-quality, affordable homes by 2022.