20 Jan 2020
Five children from Leominster Primary School are celebrating, after being selected to have their art featured on the hoarding around a housing scheme for veterans, which is currently under construction in Herefordshire.
20 Jan 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater has received support from Crewkerne Town Council, South Somerset District Council and Homes England for its latest development in Crewkerne.
20 Jan 2020
Leading housing provider Stonewater and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust recently teamed up to host a bug hunt for the children at Rainbows Pre-school.
15 Jan 2020
The business world may be littered with a trail of failed mergers and examples of deals not living up to their promises, but this month Stonewater is proving an exception as it celebrates five years on from the successful merger of the two legacy housing associations that created the new organisation.
20 Dec 2019
Construction of a brand-new affordable development in the village of Hanslope in Buckinghamshire, is officially underway.
20 Dec 2019
More than 100 affordable homes are being brought to Leicestershire, with the support of local councils, by leading housing provider Stonewater.
20 Dec 2019
Work is underway at a development called Brickyard Quarry, Leighton Buzzard in Central Bedfordshire.
20 Dec 2019
It’s been another hectic week for British politics and here, Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive at Stonewater, reflects on the Queen’s Speech and what the proposed policies from the newly elected government, means for housing providers.
19 Dec 2019
Specialist supported housing provider Stonewater has been awarded a donation from John Lewis & Partners to spend on festive activities, exclusively for the young people staying at its Swindon Foyer.
18 Dec 2019
John Bruton, Executive Director – Finance said: “We are delighted that leading credit rating agency, S&P Global Ratings, has today affirmed Stonewater’s 'A+' rating and revised its outlook to stable (from negative).
16 Dec 2019
Leading housing provider Stonewater recently hosted a community day for some of its customers in Bournemouth last week, to help boost their work to improve the communal areas at their scheme.
13 Dec 2019
We welcome a majority government and hope that a more certain political landscape will now see housing rise to the top of the domestic agenda.
09 Dec 2019
When you first enquired about buying your Stonewater home, you may have heard our sales team mention the term “staircasing.”
05 Dec 2019
Affordable housing provider Stonewater has brought another 14 homes to the Horsham District, with support from Homes England and in partnership with the local council and CALA Homes. Stonewater, a not-for-profit organisation, currently manages 139 homes in the area and a total of 903 homes across West Sussex.
25 Nov 2019
Legal & General Affordable Homes has ambitions to deliver 3,000 affordable homes across the UK annually over the next four years.
20 Nov 2019
Social housing provider Stonewater has been named Legal & General Affordable Homes’ (“Legal & General”) largest management partner. Stonewater is supporting the organisation in delivering its ambitious development plan of building 3000 homes by 2022, by leading on Legal & General’s housing operations across England.
18 Nov 2019
Leading housing provider Stonewater is set to acquire 33 affordable homes on Taylors Road in Stotfold, next year.
18 Nov 2019
A top-notch customer advisor at one of the UK’s biggest social housing providers has won a national award for his outstanding work.
05 Nov 2019
Leading housing provider Stonewater is celebrating one of its colleagues being named a 2019 “40 Over Forty” award recipient.
31 Oct 2019
Local councillors and residents are celebrating the completion of 49 affordable homes in Central Bedfordshire.
28 Oct 2019
One of the UK’s largest social housing providers, Stonewater, has announced Sheila Collins as its new chairman, succeeding George Blunden who stepped down this month.
15 Oct 2019
A development of 12 affordable homes in Reading has completed, as social housing provider Stonewater breathes new life into the old grounds of a derelict community hall.
11 Oct 2019
Social housing provider Stonewater is celebrating after its South Asian Women’s Refuge in Bedford won a national Women in Housing award last night.
11 Oct 2019
A Midlands-based executive director, from housing association Stonewater, has won a national award for going above and beyond for a customer that was affected by the Salisbury Novichok poisoning at last night’s Women in Housing awards.
11 Oct 2019
Social housing provider, Stonewater, is celebrating after one of its remarkable women and one outstanding scheme has been recognised for its contribution to the housing sector, at last night’s Women in Housing Awards.
03 Oct 2019
Social housing provider Stonewater has officially unveiled 36 affordable homes on Longmead End in Cheddar, Somerset. Offering a mix of one-bedroom apartments and two to three-bedroom houses, the development is helping meet the demand for housing in Somerset for both individuals and families.
02 Oct 2019
Leading social housing provider Stonewater is delighted to announce that it will be offering affordable housing to brand-new town and civil parish Wixams, located in Bedfordshire.
02 Oct 2019
Affordable housing provider Stonewater, has proudly began work on a site that has not been used for more than 20 years. The not-for-profit organisation will bring 45 much-needed affordable homes for local people on the Victoria Sports ground site, off Spennells Valley Road, in Kidderminster.
30 Sep 2019
A recently completed development of affordable homes in Bracknell has already won national recognition for its role in regenerating the town.
30 Sep 2019
New affordable housing developments in South Somerset have been shortlisted for top national awards.
24 Sep 2019
A new housing development in Coldwaltham has won national recognition for its role in meeting the pressing need for affordable homes in the area.
24 Sep 2019
Leading social housing provider Stonewater is in the running for a top national award for the outstanding work of its development team.
18 Sep 2019
Leading housing association Stonewater is working with Community Self Build Agency (now part of Alabaré, a leading UK provider of supported housing) and The Royal British Legion to deliver a long-awaited community build development at Waterworks Lane in Leominster, Herefordshire.
13 Sep 2019
Leading housing provider Stonewater is delighted to announce that work on 125 brand-new affordable homes in Castle Cary, on the Wayside Farm site, now known as Mulberry Meadows, has begun.
11 Sep 2019
Social housing provider Stonewater supported a community event that took over Floyds Fields recreation ground in Tile Hill Village, Coventry.
11 Sep 2019
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has handed over the keys to 67 of its properties in Wandsworth, London to New World Housing Association.
06 Sep 2019
There are a number of important issues raised in the consultation from housing secretary Robert Jenrick on a potential “new national model for shared ownership”.
04 Sep 2019
John Bruton, Executive Director – Finance, said: “In politically uncertain times, Stonewater welcomes the increased funding for the police, social care, education and NHS outlined in today’s Spending Review. While marking a significant increase in public spending and being billed as ‘an end to austerity’ by Chancellor Sajid Javid, there was little reference to housing beyond £54m of new funding targeted at reducing homelessness and rough sleeping.
04 Sep 2019
"While this is proving to be an unprecedented week in UK politics, Stonewater - like thousands of other businesses and organisations - will remain focused on our customers and communities.
29 Aug 2019
Responding to the announcement by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Sue Shirt, Executive Director – Customer Experience, said: “As a leading provider of shared ownership housing in communities across England, Stonewater is pleased to see the government focusing on improving shared ownership opportunities."
28 Aug 2019
Swindon's local enterprises and community groups are benefitting from a new meeting and events space created by leading national housing association Stonewater.
28 Aug 2019
Housing association, Stonewater has begun construction of 11 affordable homes in the charming village of Sherington. The development located off the High Street will provide nine homes for affordable rent and two homes for shared ownership.
23 Aug 2019
Today, housing associations (HAs) own over 2.5 million homes housing an estimated five million residents. Despite there being more than 1,500 HAs across the UK, a poll from the National Housing Federation showed that 70 per cent of respondents had never considered going to a HA for a home.
14 Aug 2019
Leading housing provider Stonewater has said the government must ensure more is done to address domestic abuse across society, including among the old and the young, the LGBTQ+ community and also those with learning difficulties.
13 Aug 2019
The building of 16 brand-new affordable homes on a development called Pembroke in Milton Keynes, has officially begun. The affordable properties are being delivered by CALA Homes and the Milton Keynes local authority, as part of phase two of the CALA at Whitehouse development, which will bring a further 64 high-quality new homes to the area.
12 Aug 2019
A midlands-based executive director from housing association Stonewater has been shortlisted for a national award after going above and beyond when one of the organisation’s estates in Amesbury, Wiltshire, became the focus of investigation in relation to the Salisbury Novichok poisoning.
09 Aug 2019
Colleagues from social housing provider, Stonewater, are celebrating after three of its remarkable women and one outstanding scheme, have been shortlisted for national awards.
08 Aug 2019
The appointment by Stonewater and Ian Williams has increased the availability of repair services provided to Stonewater’s customers in the South of England. The two organisations will also launch jointly branded vehicles in the coming weeks to promote the new arrangements.
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.
29 Oct 2018
“Today’s Budget was good news for housing, and good news for our residents.
26 Oct 2018
The Budget is rapidly approaching. For Chancellor Philip Hammond, Monday’s upcoming Budget will be the most important of his career to date: he’ll be presenting the final Budget before the UK leaves the European Union, marking another key milestone in the lead up to March 2019.
25 Oct 2018
Supporting a mobile and digitally-enabled workforce has been the driving force behind the official opening this week of social housing provider Stonewater’s new high-tech regional office in Stourbridge.
25 Oct 2018
The Autumn sun shone for resident volunteers at Peter Dyer Court in Mablethorpe last Thursday morning (18 October), when they began bringing new life to their retirement living scheme’s communal garden.
17 Oct 2018
Despite the Prime Minister’s promise to make solving the housing crisis her single most important objective, it’s the ‘B’ word which continues to capture headlines and take centre stage as we hurtle towards the March deadline for leaving the EU.
16 Oct 2018
Sixteen brand-new donated laptops will help pupils at Saint John’s Church of England Academy in Coleford learn essential skills for the future.
16 Oct 2018
S&P Global Ratings has assigned its 'A+' long-term issuer credit rating to UK-based social housing association Stonewater Ltd. John Bruton, Stonewater Executive Director Finance, explains how this was achieved.
15 Oct 2018
International Coming Out Day (11 October) was celebrated in Swindon this week with the launch of Out of the Can+, a LGBTQ+ action youth group at Stonewater’s new Swindon Community Hub on Bath Road. International Coming Out Day aims to raise awareness for the LGBTQ community and the civil rights movement.
08 Oct 2018
A smart new development of 20 affordable Stonewater homes for local people has opened in Lilac View, Long Itchington.
05 Oct 2018
Stonewater has started construction on 27 new affordable homes at Feather Lane in Nuneaton, including eight two- and three-bedroom houses for shared ownership.
03 Oct 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater is celebrating the completion of a £4.8 million affordable homes development for local people in Waterlooville.
01 Oct 2018
Stonewater, in partnership with health game software company SovaCare UK, has piloted an innovative interactive digital ‘experience table’ aimed at helping older residents, including individuals with dementia, improve memory recall, brain function and communication.
27 Sep 2018
Speaking at the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference in Leeds last week, Sue Shirt, Stonewater Executive Director Housing said that "when the CBI says that the lack of decent affordable housing is a real barrier to the success of business and the economy, we know we have a national problem".
24 Sep 2018
Local youth worker Derek George, a concierge officer at the Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road, has been shortlisted for a Foyer Legend Award at the prestigious national Foyer Federation Spark Awards which recognise the achievements and dedication of Foyer staff across the country.
21 Sep 2018
Leading sheltered and supported housing provider Stonewater which owns and manages supported housing projects in Swindon, has been shortlisted for two top accolades at The Foyer Federation’s Spark Awards.
19 Sep 2018
As one of the UK's a leading social housing providers, Stonewater welcomes the announcement. While we await further details, our Board is committed to delivering an ambitious development programme of new affordable homes. The announcement represents a significant pledge by government which will allow us to plan more effectively for the long term and maximise the number of new homes we can build in future.
- Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater
17 Sep 2018
Stonewater has marked national Shared Ownership Week (20-26 September) with the start of construction on 26 affordable homes which include eight low-cost ‘part buy, part rent’ shared ownership properties in Castle Cary.
06 Sep 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of construction on 14 new affordable homes on land next to The Holbrook Club in North Heath Lane, Horsham.
03 Sep 2018
Herefordshire armed forces veterans will gain valuable construction skills and experience whilst building their own brand-new homes, thanks to an innovative community partnership being led by social housing provider Stonewater in Leominster.
23 Aug 2018
Construction is under way on a scheme to build 40 much-needed affordable Stonewater homes for local people on the site of a former cake factory at Sydenham Farm, St Mary’s Road, Leamington Spa.
20 Aug 2018
Construction has started on a much-needed new development of 44 affordable Stonewater village homes in Houghton Conquest near Bedford.
14 Aug 2018
Stonewater is pleased that the long-awaited social housing green paper has been published. We welcome measures to improve tenant satisfaction and empowerment, especially measures to tackle the stigma sometimes associated with living in social housing. We always strive to do better for our customers and look forward to meeting these new challenges. Improved safety standards too are welcome if we are to avoid a tragedy like Grenfell from ever happening again, as are measures to improve access to low-cost home ownership.
09 Aug 2018
As a leading social housing provider with a wide range of supported accommodation, Stonewater welcomes the Government's decision to retain supported housing funding within the welfare system.
09 Aug 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has appointed website and software development agency Hallnet, to deliver a fully integrated, digital self-serve platform for its customers, using Hallnet’s Active Housing system.
08 Aug 2018
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has today been assigned a long-term rating of A+ by independent credit ratings agency, S&P Global Ratings. The outlook is Stable.
07 Aug 2018
A ribbon-cutting performed by Councillor Ric Pallister from South Somerset District Council marked the unveiling of Fosse Park Road, a new £5.8 million development of 64 affordable new Stonewater homes on the former site of Seaton’s Garage on Seaton Road, in West Hendford, Yeovil.
03 Aug 2018
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has marked the official opening of 24 affordable rented apartments at social housing provider Stonewater’s Ben Jacobs Court development in Queensway, Yeovil.
02 Aug 2018
Villagers being priced out of the housing market in North Mundham, West Sussex, have reason to celebrate this week with the opening of Stoney Meadow, a development of 25 affordable Stonewater homes.
27 Jul 2018
A new service to temporarily house young families living in unsuitable emergency accommodation has been set up at Poole Foyer in Hill Street a time when the Borough faces a chronic shortage of affordable rental housing.
26 Jul 2018
Stonewater, a leading social housing provider in the West Midlands, has increased its growing portfolio of 877 affordable homes in Coventry to 1,186 following a stock transfer of 309 tenanted rental homes from The Guinness Partnership.
18 Jul 2018
The opening of 18 affordable Stonewater homes in Market Harborough is set to help the district’s ambitious affordable housing development programme which saw 120 new homes built last year, up by a record-breaking 33 per cent on the Council’s 90-home target.
17 Jul 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the official opening of 30 brand-new homes at Banbury Road in Deddington for local people struggling to find affordable homes in the area.
12 Jul 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of construction on its 15-affordable-home Balsam Park development in Wincanton, which is being built to help people struggling to get themselves out of rented housing and onto the property ladder.
09 Jul 2018
“Stonewater welcomes the new Housing and Planning Minister Kit Malthouse’s appointment today and we hope for a period of continuity and stability in the housing sector to support and help deliver the Government’s ambitious housing agenda.”
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater
06 Jul 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has marked Rural Housing Week (2-6 July) in Coldwaltham, West Sussex, by giving delivery partners, local councils and nearby St James’ School a sneak peek at its almost-complete new affordable rental housing development, Shackleton Close.
06 Jul 2018
Rural Housing Week (2-6 July) was marked in Coleford with the completion of 62 affordable market town homes at Thurstan’s Rise, a 156-home development at Owen Farm.
04 Jul 2018
Local MP for Reading West and Minister of State for Employment, Alok Sharma, visited St George’s Church in Tilehurst where construction is progressing on an urgently-needed new community facility and 12 one- and two-bedroom Stonewater homes for affordable rent.
03 Jul 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of Rural Housing Week (2-6 July) at its upcoming 13-home affordable village development in Winterbourne Abbas, near Dorchester.
02 Jul 2018
Providing a small number of affordable homes which meet the needs and aspirations of local people could make the difference between village shops, post offices, pubs and schools staying open and available for the wider community or being forced to close.
27 Jun 2018
A short Stonewater film about the positive impact sheltered and affordable housing has on the lives of some of the most vulnerable homeless groups premiers this week (26-29 June) at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Housing 2018 national conference in Manchester – Europe’s largest housing event.
26 Jun 2018
“The Housing Secretary’s announcement on more funding for the social housing sector today is good news for rural and 'new town' communities where there is a chronic and increasing shortage of homes for social rent which young families so desperately need. As a housing association with an ambitious development strategy focused on bringing more affordable housing to these communities, we are pleased to see a commitment to targeted investment in areas where there is a significant affordability gap between the average housing costs in the local open rented market and average costs in the social rented sector. Many of these are in Stonewater’s operating areas across the South, South West and South East and pockets of the Midlands. We also hope this investment will be supported by continuing planning reform so that these urgently-needed homes can be delivered quickly where they are needed most.”
– Jonathan Layzell, Stonewater Executive Director for Development
22 Jun 2018
Stonewater, a leading social housing provider, has joined a national campaign to tackle domestic abuse within its housing communities across England.
12 Jun 2018
MP Harriett Baldwin joined social housing provider Stonewater for a tour of a small development of 10 affordable village homes in Glendower Way, Great Witley where she met residents.
07 Jun 2018
A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the start of construction on an exciting new village development of 70 affordable Stonewater homes for local people at Fern Hill Gardens, off the Coxwell Road, on the south-west side of Faringdon.
05 Jun 2018
A turf cutting ceremony has marked the start of construction on 36 much-needed affordable Stonewater homes for local people in Mosterton Village near Beaminster. The new development of 28 houses and eight bungalows in Windsor Close, on the south-west edge of the village, will provide a mix of low-cost rental, shared ownership and Rent to Buy homes.
04 Jun 2018
Swindonians have an opportunity to shape the services of the new Swindon Community Hub in Old Town this week (4-8 June) at a Community Consultation Coffee Morning in the former Slinky Hairdresser’s building at 17 Bath Road from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.
30 May 2018
Construction started this week on an innovative development that will transform a derelict church hall and brownfield site within the grounds of St George’s multi-ethnic church in St George’s Road, Tilehurst, into an urgently-needed new community centre and 12 affordable rental homes for local people.
28 May 2018
An innovative new heating system which will significantly reduce residents’ heating costs has been installed at a development of 49 one- and two-bedroom bungalows in Burton Gardens, Weobley.
18 May 2018
Rushmoor Borough Council’s Councillor Mike Roberts cut the ribbon this week at the official opening of social housing provider Stonewater’s new £1 million development of eight one- and two-bedroom low-cost rental apartments in Aldershot.
17 May 2018
Marking the start of national New Homes Week (14-18 May), social housing provider Stonewater, which recently opened nine new low-cost rental apartments in Priory Bridge Road, Taunton, has announced ambitious plans to boost its housebuilding programme.
17 May 2018
Thousands of affordable rural homes are urgently needed in the South West to avoid the region’s rural towns and villages becoming pockets for only pensioners and wealthy second home-owners. The warning from social housing provider Stonewater comes during New Homes Week (14-18 May) as housing professionals from across the region gather for the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) South West Housing Conference in Bristol (16-17 May).
16 May 2018
Marking the start of national New Homes Week (14-18 May), social housing provider Stonewater, which recently opened a new development of 14 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership off Highworth Road in Shrivenham, has announced ambitious plans to boost its housebuilding programme.
14 May 2018
Marking the start of national New Homes Week (14-18 May), social housing provider Stonewater, which recently opened a new development of 35 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership at Hay Grove in Weston-super-Mare, has announced ambitious plans to boost its housebuilding programme.
09 May 2018
Youngsters at St James’ Primary School in Coldwaltham, have been busy helping renowned West Sussex chainsaw carver Dave Lucas from the Woodland Centre, develop ideas for a public artwork at the new Shackleton Close affordable housing development, due for completion in August this year.
01 May 2018
A stylish new village development of 30 affordable Stonewater homes which start at £53,200 for a 40 per cent share in a two-bedroom house, has opened in Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Selby. The houses, for low-cost rent and shared ownership, are part of Strata’s new 120-home Carousel Walk development.
23 Apr 2018
The planting of a time capsule by pupils from Evercreech Church of England Primary School near Shepton Mallet has marked the completion of a milestone 2000th new affordable home by ambitious social housing provider Stonewater since it was formed in 2015.
19 Apr 2018
The Labour Party is right to highlight the urgent need to build more truly affordable, good quality homes to tackle the chronic housing shortage which has left over a million people on council waiting lists and rising numbers of working people and families living in rent poverty.
18 Apr 2018
The second phase of a new development of 18 affordable homes in Lydney started last week (13 April) where at £225,636*, average house prices in the area are eight times the average local salary.
13 Apr 2018
Fourteen affordable Stonewater homes off Highworth Road in Shrivenham, have recently been completed to help tackle the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the district which has seen average house prices increase by £22,100 in the past year.
09 Apr 2018
Hay Grove, a smart new £5 million Stonewater development of 35 affordable homes in Weston-super-Mare, has opened at a time when the cost of a typical home in North Somerset would require a 127 per cent pay-rise for local people on average incomes to afford.
05 Apr 2018
A cash-strapped women’s refuge in Southampton has been awarded a one-year, £79,900 grant to fund a desperately-needed regional recovery and rehabilitation scheme to help vulnerable women with complex support needs regain and rebuild their lives.
04 Apr 2018
IT’s a piece of cake for senior citizens at Peter Dyer Court, a Stonewater retirement-living scheme for the over 50s in Mablethorpe which has just launched High Tea and IT – a monthly series of informal high-tech ‘socials’ to help older people in the community get to grips with the digital world and go online.
28 Mar 2018
An official handover has marked the transfer of 147 social rented homes in Southport by social housing provider Stonewater to Places for People Homes, the property and neighbourhood management arm of placemaking group Places for People, based in Preston. The transfer also includes estate management responsibilities for 72 privately owned properties in the town.
27 Mar 2018
Nine new low-cost rental apartments in Taunton are set to tackle the high cost of renting in the Borough where average rents swallow-up almost a third of local incomes, pushing many families into rent poverty.
21 Mar 2018
Stonewater’s St Dunstan’s Place development meets a growing need for a range of affordable properties in Burbage and the Marlborough area where the high cost of housing is driving local people, particularly young families, out of the community.
21 Mar 2018
A much-needed Stonewater development of 40 new affordable homes in Nuneaton has started on site at a time when the average cost of a home is seven times the average annual salary in the area.
20 Mar 2018
Stonewater’s Hamilton Lane development comes at a time when Leicester has the fastest rising private rents in the country and annual house price increases are the third highest in the UK, ahead of Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Liverpool and Leeds.
14 Mar 2018
Tariq Kazi has been appointed to the Board of social housing provider Stonewater as Non-Executive Director and Finance Committee Chair.
09 Mar 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has welcomed the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Total Housing 2018 Conference in Brighton this week (7-8 March), which has brought together industry experts from across London and the South East to address the region’s chronic housing crisis.
28 Feb 2018
A much-needed new development of 24 affordable Stonewater homes for local people is taking shape in Charminster, near Dorchester.
27 Feb 2018
Caring parishioners from three local churches in Swindon Old Town have raised an incredible £8,700 to fund a 12-week life skills programme to help vulnerable and homeless young people move successfully from their sheltered accommodation into living independently in a home of their own.
21 Feb 2018
In a move to provide a more efficient local service for residents, leading social housing provider Stonewater has transferred the day-to-day management of its 45 properties at High Houses in Station Road, Heacham, to Broadland Housing Association in King’s Lynn.
01 Feb 2018
An innovative renewable heating system installation, piloted by leading social housing provider Stonewater at Burton Gardens in Weobley, has been shortlisted for H&V News’ District Heating Project of the Year award.
23 Jan 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater, which owns and manages 9,025 homes in the West Midlands, has moved its regional office from Leamington Spa to new state-of-the-art premises at the Enterprise Centre in Coventry University Technology Park, Coventry. The event was marked this week by a ribbon-cutting ceremony which was attended by The Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry, Councillor Tony Skipper.
22 Jan 2018
Cristina Andreatta has joined new national grant-giving charity Longleigh Foundation as director with strategic responsibility for developing its grant-funding programme and expanding its work across England.
17 Jan 2018
Following a successful recruitment drive, social housing provider Stonewater has made four new customer appointments to its national Scrutiny Panel - a residents’ group which helps shape and improve the organisation’s housing services.
20 Dec 2017
Kind-hearted staff from B&Q at Reading Gate Retail Park have donated their time and decorating skills to help bring some Christmas cheer to residents at Raglan Court, a retirement living scheme in Blagdon Road, Reading.
19 Dec 2017
Ten foyers and women’s refuges across the South of England are appealing to the community for Amazon e-gift vouchers to help bring some festive cheer to its vulnerable residents.
05 Dec 2017
Pupils from Evercreech Church of England Primary School had the opportunity to see how houses are built in their village when they toured a new development of 30 affordable Stonewater homes under construction in Maesdown Road.
22 Nov 2017
With housebuilding currently running at around half the level needed to meet national demand, this is a great Budget for getting Britain building and one which promises to remove some of the major blockages which are stopping affordable homes from being built.
20 Nov 2017
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has secured £50 million of 30-year funding from Affordable Housing Finance plc (AHF). The funding will help finance Stonewater’s ambitious affordable housebuilding programme which aims to deliver 2,765 new affordable homes over the next four years.
17 Nov 2017
There were 14 good reasons for local people to celebrate this week following the handover of the final phase of affordable new Stonewater homes in Poundbury’s North East Quadrant.
16 Nov 2017
A police-led crime prevention awareness event organised by Dewsbury police officers has helped residents at Stonewater’s Savile Court retirement living apartments in Queen Street, Ravensthorpe, stay safe.
15 Nov 2017
92-year-old Mablethorpe Burma Star veteran, Mervyn Ellicott, is determined to become digitally-savvy after signing up for personalised IT training sessions at Sutton-on-Sea Library and Community Hub. The sessions were organised with social housing provider Stonewater which operates Peter Dyer Court, a retirement living scheme in Seacroft Road where Mervyn lives.
06 Nov 2017
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, ramped up its ambitious affordable housebuilding programme this week (3 November) with a £250 million, 3.375% bonds issue it will retain for future sale to investors.
26 Oct 2017
Caring staff from wealth management company Old Mutual Wealth in Southampton, have volunteered their time and DIY skills to transform two old storage sheds at South Hampshire Women’s Refuge into ‘she-shed’ garden getaways for residents.
25 Oct 2017
We welcome this announcement which follows the concerns expressed by so many in the sector – including ourselves – about the potential consequences of capping housing benefit in the social housing sector at the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates for residents, particularly for vulnerable people living in sheltered and supported housing.
24 Oct 2017
Living in Yapton became a little less expensive for local people struggling to afford housing in the village, with the release of 11 affordable Stonewater homes in Emerald Gardens this week.
23 Oct 2017
Youngsters at North Mundham Primary School in School Lane, North Mundham, have been busy learning the ancient rural craft of willow weaving from award-winning willow sculptor, Victoria Westaway.
22 Oct 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the purchase of nine two-bedroom social rent apartments from Sovereign Housing Association, at Melbury Court in Cranborne Road, Swanage.
18 Oct 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has marked the official opening of a new mini-development of six affordable rental homes in Anjou Close, Bearwood.
17 Oct 2017
Kyle Jenkins, former resident of Quay Foyer in Poole, has won the Inspiration Award for always giving 100% to the young people he mentors, despite complications in his own life.
16 Oct 2017
Justin Tomlinson MP visited a development of Stonewater homes for shared ownership and affordable rent at St. Quentin Close, Swindon, on Friday, 13 October 2017, to see how local housing providers are helping people onto the housing ladder, as well as supporting local people with affordable housing.
13 Oct 2017
Social housing provider Stonewater has won a top national innovation award for the creation of Longleigh Foundation, a new independent grant-giving charity which helps the UK’s most vulnerable residents and communities affected by poverty and welfare cuts.
12 Oct 2017
Alan Sharp has won the Unsung Hero Award for going above and beyond the call of duty in his role as Senior Project Worker at the Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road.
09 Oct 2017
Leading a healthier lifestyle is on the menu at Peter Dyer Court, a Stonewater sheltered housing scheme for the elderly in Mablethorpe.
08 Oct 2017
Construction has begun on 24 affordable village homes at The Paddocks, a brand-new development at Hunts Lane in Desford village, near Leicester. The new affordable homes which are being built for leading social housing provider Stonewater by Bellway Homes, responds to a critical shortage in the area of good quality, low cost housing for local people.
06 Oct 2017
We are delighted that the Government has listened to social housing providers and announced a new rent settlement that sees a return to rent reviews linked to inflation.
06 Oct 2017
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has appointed Amit Patel as its new Director of IT. Amit will join Stonewater from PA Housing where he was Director of Corporate Services.
04 Oct 2017
The Prime Minister’s promise today to build hundreds of thousands of truly affordable new homes across a range of tenures is great news for the many people currently struggling to afford decent housing across the country and who are stretched to breaking point to pay their mortgages and rents.
03 Oct 2017
It was good news this week for Crawley residents struggling to find affordable housing in the town with the completion of Imperial Mews, a brand-new Stonewater development of 48 rental and shared ownership homes in Brighton Road.
27 Sep 2017
Kyle Jenkins, a former resident of Quay Foyer in Poole, has been shortlisted for the Inspiration Award at the Inaugural Foyer Awards 2017 which recognise the achievements and dedication of Foyer staff across the country.
26 Sep 2017
Housing association residents in a development of 49 one- and two-bedroom bungalows in Burton Gardens, Weobley, are set to have their heating bills halved as work begins on the installation of an innovative renewable heating system which draws heat energy stored in the earth.
25 Sep 2017
Local man Alan Sharp, who works as a Senior Project Worker at the Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road, has been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero Award at the Inaugural Foyer Awards 2017 which recognise the achievements and dedication of Foyer staff across the country.
22 Sep 2017
A brand-new development of urgently-needed Stonewater homes for local people struggling to find good quality affordable housing in the Leicester area, was officially opened this week in Leicester Forest East.
21 Sep 2017
A joint-funding partnership aimed at helping young people in some of Dorset’s most deprived communities make a positive impact in their local neighbourhoods has been announced this week.
20 Sep 2017
A former empty office building and surrounding car park and land opposite Bracknell & Wokingham College in Larges Lane, Edenfield, is set to be demolished and transformed into 48 urgently-needed affordable homes in the town.
19 Sep 2017
"We very much welcome Sajid Javid’s announcement of plans to bring forward a Green Paper on social housing in England.
11 Sep 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has moved its regional offices from Leominster to new premises in Hereford. The move, celebrated with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, is part of the organisation’s office rationalisation programme that will create efficiency savings which can be reinvested into customer services and building more affordable homes across Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.
01 Sep 2017
"We support the LGA’s calls for the Government to bring forward its Housing White Paper commitment for nationally-set planning fees to be increased, and for the Government to commit to testing a fair and transparent scheme of local fee setting.
30 Aug 2017
A street party event this week has given local residents a chance to get to know their new neighbours at Fosse Park Road, Stonewater’s brand-new affordable housing development in West Hendford, Yeovil.
29 Aug 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has appointed Catherine Evans as its new Head of Supported Housing.
09 Aug 2017
Construction has started on a new development of 49 Stonewater homes in Shefford to help tackle the shortage of affordable homes in the area.
07 Aug 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has signed a $150 million funding facility to help drive its ambitious housing development programme which is set to deliver 2,765 new homes across England by 2021. Stonewater secured the loan facility from Pricoa Capital Group, the principal asset management arm of US financial services group Prudential Financial.
01 Aug 2017
National grant-giving charity Longleigh Foundation, has awarded a £14,350 grant to fund social housing provider Stonewater’s country-wide programme of digital taster days aimed at helping its retirement living residents go online and maximise the benefits of the internet.
17 Jul 2017
Stonewater has been named Regional Housing Association Landlord of the Year at the South West Regional Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards 2017 for excellence and best practice in delivering energy improvements in a housing project for vulnerable people in Poole, Dorset.
15 Jul 2017
Rural Housing Week (3-7 July) was marked in Deddington with the completion of the first six of 30 much-needed Stonewater affordable homes for local people struggling to find housing in the village.
14 Jul 2017
A delegation of housing professionals from Hong Kong was in Nottingham last week (7 July) for a VIP tour of Abbey Lodge, a retirement living scheme for the over 55s in Beeston, owned and operated by social housing provider Stonewater.
11 Jul 2017
To mark the start of the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week (3-7 July), social housing provider Stonewater has given representatives from Chichester District Council, North Mundham Parish Council and other guests, a progress tour of a new development of 25 much-needed affordable homes off School Lane in Stoney Meadow, North Mundham.
07 Jul 2017
Social housing provider Stonewater celebrated the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week (3-7 July), with the start of construction on 20 affordable village homes for local people in Long Itchington.
05 Jul 2017
The completion of 10 new affordable homes at Parsonage Lane in Chilcompton has marked the start of Rural Housing Week (3-7 July) and a successful 25-year construction partnership between social housing provider Stonewater and village-based builders Winsley White.
03 Jul 2017
Former First Wessex Finance, Governance and ICT Director Patrick Symington has joined the Board of social housing provider Stonewater as a new non-executive director and Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee. He will have responsibility for overseeing and reporting to the Board on risk management and the organisation’s audit function.
29 Jun 2017
Reception to Year 6 pupils at Evercreech Church of England Primary School in Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet, have taken part in a real-life democratic vote which will affect their local community forever.
28 Jun 2017
Three locally famous faces – immortalised in heavy metal by artist Steve Tomlinson – helped mark the opening of Stonewater’s new development of 60 affordable rental and shared ownership homes in Kenavon Drive in Reading. The faces are part of an art installation at the entrance of Kings Mead, a new 192-home development close to the town centre. The Stonewater scheme is the largest affordable housing scheme to be built in Reading in recent years.
26 Jun 2017
Construction has reached the half-way point on a new development of 14 much-needed affordable village homes in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, near Yeovil.
09 Jun 2017
It’s a result that creates uncertainty, however, both Labour and Conservative parties share an ambitious commitment to tackling the nation’s affordable housing crisis and we hope they will work together to keep housing at the top of the Government’s agenda. We look forward to working with the new Government at all levels to help shape the detail of housing policy so we can build the decent, affordable homes that are so badly needed.
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater
01 Jun 2017
Shire horses from Hook Norton Brewery met some of their new neigh-bours in Hook Norton village near Chipping Norton, where leading social housing provider Stonewater has recently completed 20 much-needed affordable homes.
18 May 2017
We’re pleased to see an all-party focus on mixed-tenure affordable housing and some ambitious housebuilding targets at a time when 1.2 million people in England are on a waiting list for social housing - and thousands more struggle to make the leap to their first independent home. However, the devil is in the detail and matching ambition with successful delivery will require investment in the right type of housing, in the right place, to meet local needs.
10 May 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of construction on 99 new affordable homes in Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby. The much-needed properties are being built for local people struggling to find housing in the area.
09 May 2017
Work is underway to transform the former site of the Citizen’s Advice office building and some unused scrubland in Lagland Street, Poole, into two smart new developments of affordable apartments.
05 May 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has celebrated the transformation of a boarded-up ground floor parking area in a 1990s-apartment block in Woolston, Southampton, into much-needed affordable rental homes.
04 May 2017
Construction is under way on 60 new affordable rent and shared ownership homes off London Road on the edge of Fairford, near Lechlade.
02 May 2017
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater has appointed Joanna Gooch from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, as Assistant Director for Housing Strategy and Transformation. Joanna will provide strategic development of Stonewater’s retirement living and wider social housing services.
02 May 2017
Stonewater’s Asian Women’s Refuge in Bedford is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the shelter into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
South Hampshire Women’s Refuge in Southampton is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the shelter into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Abingdon Foyer situated in The Square is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the foyer into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the foyer into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Quay Foyer in Hill Street, Poole is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the foyer into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Four of Stonewater’s supported housing projects in Swindon are appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the projects into independent living over the next few months.
01 May 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the completion of 27 village homes for affordable rent and shared ownership at its new cul-de-sac development Springfield Close in Pawlett, near Bridgwater in Somerset.
28 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017
The former Pig & Whistle pub, off Parkway in Bridgwater, has been officially reopened this week as a stylish new development of 17 much-needed affordable rental homes for local people.
11 Apr 2017
A Southampton women’s refuge has secured funding to pay for a vital recovery programme aimed at helping victims of domestic abuse regain their lives.
29 Mar 2017
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has retained its top G1/V1 governance and viability ranking from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
24 Mar 2017
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has visited Gardeners End in Bilton to talk to social housing provider Stonewater about how affordable shared ownership schemes can help struggling first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder.
22 Mar 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has marked the official opening of 23 affordable new Stonewater homes near Siddington village. The new rental and shared ownership properties which have been financed by social housing provider Stonewater are part of a 55-home development by Bloor Homes, named The Gateway.
13 Mar 2017
Construction has begun on a smart new rural development of 30 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership at Maesdown Road in Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet.
10 Mar 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater and housebuilder Bloor Homes have completed the first homes at a much-needed new development of 43 affordable homes in Princess Way, Amesbury.
09 Mar 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has marked the completion of six stylish new Stonewater homes for affordable rent and shared home ownership in Welford-on-Avon.
08 Mar 2017
Two women are killed every week in England and Wales by abusive partners. International Women’s Day this week (8 March) offers an opportunity to reflect on the hugely valuable services provided by women’s refuges and shelters in the community. But these safe havens are struggling to survive. Since 2010, 17% of all refuges in England have closed while domestic abuse-related crimes were reported up by 61% between 2013 and 2016.
08 Mar 2017
We welcome the Chancellor’s multi-million pound education and training provision in this Budget to boost productivity.
03 Mar 2017
A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the start of construction on Stoney Meadow, a brand-new Stonewater development of affordable homes in North Mundham, near Chichester.
02 Mar 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has celebrated the opening of Rosebank, a smart new development of Stonewater affordable homes built on a former disused industrial estate in Millfield, Chard.
01 Mar 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of construction on 30 new energy-efficient affordable homes on Banbury Road in Deddington village, near Banbury. The new rental and shared ownership properties are part of a larger 85-home development, named Deddington Grange, by housebuilder David Wilson Homes.
13 Feb 2017
Social housing provider Stonewater has introduced Stonewater Homes, a specialist service for its home ownership and market rent customers. Stonewater Homes will sell, manage and maintain Stonewater’s open market homes and estates and provide after sales services.
08 Feb 2017
For years, the Government’s house-building programme has focused on home-ownership, ignoring one in three Britons who cannot afford to buy. Yesterday’s Housing White Paper is a step in the right direction and indicates a shift in Government housing strategy towards a more balanced approach to building new homes which meets the needs of people in all financial circumstances. It is good to see a focus now on creating more low-cost rental homes as well as proposals to speed up housing construction and free up public land and brownfield sites for more affordable housing across all tenures.
06 Feb 2017
Henlade Close, a new Stonewater development of 26 urgently-needed affordable homes for local people in Henlade village, near Taunton, was officially opened today.
03 Feb 2017
A brand new £5 million development of 38 houses for affordable rent for local people was opened today by Stonewater, a leading social housing provider, in Bisley Old Road, Stroud.
03 Feb 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony today has marked the completion of 46 affordable homes for local people in Pemberly, a new Stonewater development in Littlemoor, near Weymouth.
02 Feb 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has appointed Rebecca Fleckney, from Tingrith, Bedfordshire, as Development Manager based at the firm’s Milton Keynes office.
01 Feb 2017
By David Blower, Stonewater Executive Director of Corporate Services
26 Jan 2017
Responding to the impact of Government Budget and welfare cuts affecting some of its most disadvantaged residents, leading social housing provider Stonewater has launched the Longleigh Foundation, a new independent national charity.
06 Jan 2017
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater’s homebuilding plans have received a £10.6 million funding boost from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Stonewater Asian Women’s Refuge in Bedford are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable women and their children staying at the shelter this Christmas. The refuge has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at South Hampshire Women’s Refuge in Southampton are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable women and their children staying at the shelter this Christmas. The refuge has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at four of Stonewater’s supported housing projects in Swindon are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable people this Christmas. The Swindon projects team has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Quay Foyer in Hill Street, Poole are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable young people staying at the shelter this Christmas. The Foyer has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable young people staying at the shelter this Christmas. The Foyer has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Abingdon Foyer in The Square are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable young people staying at the shelter this Christmas. The Foyer has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
15 Dec 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has brought some Christmas cheer to house-hunters in the Eastleigh area with the completion of 32 smart new affordable village homes off Winchester Road in Fair Oak.
15 Dec 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has completed the transfer of 92 social rent homes in Plymouth to the city’s largest social landlord Plymouth Community Homes (PCH). The sale includes estate management responsibilities for a further 100 privately owned properties in the area.
14 Dec 2016
Leading affordable housing provider Stonewater has completed four new three-bedroom family homes for affordable rent in Poundbury’s North East Quadrant, on the outskirts of Dorchester.
02 Dec 2016
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has retained its A1 credit rating from independent credit ratings agency Moody’s.
23 Nov 2016
"Stonewater welcomes the Chancellor’s plans to double annual capital spending on housing and free-up land supply to tackle the nation’s affordable housing crisis. We’re also cautiously pleased to see a more ‘flexible’ housing programme that responds to local market needs and we look forward to more details on this. It’s good to see the Government putting affordable housing at the centre of this Autumn Statement.
23 Nov 2016
Local families struggling to find low-cost housing in Polegate are benefitting from the opening of 78 affordable Stonewater homes in Shepham Lane.
The Stonewater-funded scheme forms part of The Mill, a new Taylor Wimpey development which includes 182 properties for open market sale.
14 Nov 2016
“We are encouraged by Housing Minister Gavin Barwell’s announcement of an £18 million ‘capacity fund’ to help local authorities tackle planning issues that hold up urgently needed homes from being built on public land. There is a real opportunity here for councils and housing associations to work together to ensure that these developments provide the right mix of affordable homes to meet local needs. This includes homes for low-cost, shared ownership and other tenures. We also hope that splitting up these large chunks of land into smaller development sites will open up the market to smaller, regional developers and their suppliers, creating local jobs for local people.”
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive Designate, Stonewater
07 Nov 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has started work on an innovative refurbishment project which will transform boarded-up ground floor parking in a 1990s apartment block on Condor Close in Woolston, Southampton, into two smart new two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent.
28 Oct 2016
Local residents, council members and guests joined social housing provider Stonewater in Buttermere Close, Millbrook last week to celebrate the handover of the organisation’s 1,000th new home since its formation 20 months ago. Stonewater currently owns and manages 30,000 homes across the UK.
25 Oct 2016
A stylish new development of 15 affordable homes at Fairfield Green in Horley was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week (20 October), hosted by Stonewater, a leading social and affordable housing provider.
24 Oct 2016
A ribbon-cutting event this week celebrated the completion of a new development of 25 energy-efficient, affordable rental apartments at Goldcrest Court in Cowplain, Waterlooville.
14 Oct 2016
Affordable housing provider Stonewater has started work on a small rural housing development of 10 affordable homes in Chilcompton village.
13 Oct 2016
Representatives of affordable housing provider Stonewater met with Leeds City Council to celebrate the completion of 10 one-bedroom houses for affordable rent at Parkside, South Parkway in Seacroft, Leeds.
12 Oct 2016
A smart new housing development of nine village homes in Burley-in-Wharfedale is set to address an acute shortage of affordable rental accommodation for local families.
27 Sep 2016
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater met with representatives from Bellway Homes in Sileby near Loughborough, to celebrate the start of construction on 40 new affordable homes on Seagrave Road. The new homes are being built to meet a shortage of affordable housing for local people in the village.
21 Sep 2016
The stock transfer completion of Hamilton Lodge, a development of 24 social housing flats in Rusholme, Manchester, was celebrated this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by representatives from social housing provider Stonewater, place-making organisation One Manchester and local residents.
16 Sep 2016
“The decision to defer the application of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate on supported housing to 2019/20 is welcome, as is the change to under 35s and the commitment to ring-fence additional funding...
14 Sep 2016
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater is hoping to secure funding from the next round of grant funding being allocated by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) under its Shared Ownership Affordable Homes 2016-2021 programme. The HCA is making £4.7 billion of capital grant available to housing associations and private builders and developers to help deliver a minimum of 153,000 affordable homes in England over the next five years.
13 Sep 2016
A completion event in Yeovil has marked the official opening of Newcroft Court, a smart new community of 19 affordable rented Stonewater homes for local people.
25 Aug 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater joined representatives from Swindon Borough Council and housebuilders Mi-space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of 48 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership at St Quentin Close in Stratton-St-Margaret, Swindon. The properties, which are close to the Honda plant in Highworth Road, are being given priority to local people in need of affordable housing in the area.
24 Aug 2016
Current and prospective residents from sheltered housing provider Stonewater’s Cornmill House in Glossop, have picked up advice on everything from personal safety to keeping fit thanks to local cadets.
10 Aug 2016
Representatives from affordable housing provider Stonewater and Borough of Poole met at a ground-breaking event this week to celebrate the start of construction on six new affordable homes at Anjou Close in Bearwood, near Poole.
09 Aug 2016
A smart new community of 28 much-needed affordable Stonewater homes has been opened this week in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire.
19 Jul 2016
Two small developments of affordable rental homes have been opened in Uckfield this week by leading social housing provider Stonewater.
18 Jul 2016
Construction students from Central Sussex College were given a close-up look at construction careers during a VIP tour of Stonewater’s Imperial Mews affordable housing development in Brighton Road, Crawley.
15 Jul 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater, in partnership with Correct Contract Services (CCS), has been awarded a South West Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Award for the successful energy-saving Solar Thermal project on Dodgson Close in Fordingbridge. The award-winning project has provided eight Stonewater residents in an off-gas area of Dorset with more efficient hot water systems.
07 Jul 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater, joined Wealden District Council and contractors Trinity Homes to celebrate the opening of a development of five new affordable rental homes for local people living in the Mayfield area. The event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by new residents Becci Stallman and Shaun Gill.
04 Jul 2016
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater has agreed a new £50 million bank loan facility with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to support its housing development programme.
24 Jun 2016
The referendum result is an instruction for a change in direction of the UK’s relationship with Europe.
23 Jun 2016
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and commemorative plaque have marked the opening of leading social housing provider Stonewater’s newly modernised and refurbished regional office in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.
14 Jun 2016
Construction is underway on 153 new affordable homes in Hanwell View, Banbury. The new homes for affordable shared ownership and rent will be built in phases over four years with the first phase due for completion in October this year.
06 Jun 2016
Leading affordable housing provider Stonewater joined representatives from North Dorset District Council, Blandford Forum Town Council, residents and local contractors Parsons & Joyce, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of 13 new affordable Stonewater homes at The Beeches in Blandford.
26 May 2016
Construction has begun on eight new flats for affordable rent at Raglan Close in Aldershot.
25 May 2016
Construction has begun on an exciting new development of 91 affordable homes on Burford Road, Chipping Norton.
19 May 2016
Excitement was high as a new Stonewater development of six affordable rental homes in Hopyard Close, Leominster was celebrated with a ‘ribbon-cutting’ event this week.
16 May 2016
Construction is underway on a smart new £5.8 million three-phase development of over 60 affordable homes in West Hendford, Yeovil.
29 Apr 2016
A five-a-side team from affordable housing provider Stonewater which has local offices in Bristol, has returned victorious from an annual football tournament which raised £3,675 for ASK St Nicholas, a specialist after-school club for children with learning difficulties.
26 Apr 2016
Stonewater, one of the region’s leading affordable housing providers, has celebrated the start of construction on a new £4.8 million affordable housing community of 41 homes in Waterlooville this week.
22 Apr 2016
Five smart new affordable Stonewater rental apartments for local people have been officially opened in the old landmark Working Men’s Club in Chard town centre this week. Members of the community, South Somerset District Council and other guests, joined the leading affordable housing provider to mark the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
29 Mar 2016
Sales of affordable housing provider Stonewater’s shared ownership homes reached a significant milestone this week when Johnathan Walbridge, 20, took possession of his smart new two-bedroom terraced home in The Beeches development in Fairfield, marking it the 100th home sold by Stonewater’s during the year.
18 Mar 2016
Construction has started on Queensway Place, a brand new development of 24 Stonewater apartments for affordable rent in Yeovil town centre for local people.
17 Mar 2016
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater has welcomed the Chancellor’s pledge in the Budget to help the homeless but says more is still needed:
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The Santosh Asian Women’s Refuge (SAWR) in Bedford which provides secure temporary accommodation for women and their children fleeing domestic violence and ‘honour’ related abuse, has been recognised for excellent customer service in two independent quality reviews.
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Robert Whyte House (RWH), a social housing scheme in Oldfield Road, Bickley for over 55s run by leading social housing provider Stonewater, opened its doors this month to the new Sweet Memories café for dementia sufferers, their carers and families in the Bromley community.
05 May 2015
A talented team of Stonewater footballers has narrowly missed out on the cup final at a charity five-a-side tournament in Bristol which raised £2,750 for ASK St Nicholas, a specialist after school club for children with learning difficulties.
27 Apr 2015
There was good news this month for Southampton residents struggling to find low-cost housing in the city as construction got under way on 28 affordable homes on the former site of the Whitehaven Lodge Care Home in Buttermere Close, Millbrook.
16 Apr 2015
Residents of the Penfields Estate in Bredon Road, Stourbridge, took part in a fun-filled spring clean-up and community day organised by leading social housing provider Stonewater which owns and manages 250 properties in the development.
15 Apr 2015
As one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, Stonewater has been taking a great deal of interest in what each of the Parties are setting out in their manifestos regarding the current housing crisis.
10 Apr 2015
A much-needed development of 10 new Stonewater homes for affordable rent is taking shape at Rosebank in Millfield, Chard. Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading housing providers, is working with South Somerset District Council and Brookvale to deliver the £1.5 million scheme that will offer a mix of five two-bedroom, two three-bedroom and one four-bedroom houses and two two-bedroom flats.
01 Apr 2015
Representatives from Doncaster Council,the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and other guests joined leading UK housing provider Stonewater to celebrate the completion of the first phase of homes for affordable rent on the Willow Estate in Thorne, Doncaster. The event was marked with the presentation of a cheque for £350 from Stonewater and regional contractor Ignite Homes for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal.
26 Mar 2015
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the first phase of Pemberly, a brand new Stonewater development of 21 affordable homes in Littlemoor, Weymouth.
24 Mar 2015
The last apartment block in a much-needed new development of 81 affordable Stonewater homes neared completion this week at Windmill Eye in Smethwick. Members of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and other guests joined housing provider Stonewater at the new apartments which have been named ‘Mason House’ by pupils from St Phillip’s Catholic Primary School in Messenger Road.
19 Mar 2015
Construction has started on a brand-new community of 13 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership in Blandford Forum which is being developed by leading UK social housing provider Stonewater. The scheme is being built on the site of The Beeches, a former residential home that used to stand at Fairfield Bungalows, Blandford.
18 Mar 2015
Construction has started on a much needed housing development of 25 new affordable rented two-bedroom apartments in Milton Road, Cowplain.
17 Mar 2015
As the housing shortage continues to push-up house prices and private rents in the Blandford and Blackmore Vale area, the village of Stourpaine has seven reasons to cheer this month as construction got underway on a new development of affordable homes in Shaston Road.
25 Feb 2015
Stonewater successfully bid for funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to secure and deliver the new homes which are due for completion by the end of 2015.
20 Feb 2015
Fairford Gate, a brand new £6.6 million development of 52 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership has been officially opened by leading UK social housing provider Stonewater, in Fairford, Gloucestershire.
19 Feb 2015
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers which was formed from the merger of Jephson and Raglan at the start of this year, has received an A1 credit rating from independent credit ratings agency Moody’s.
13 Feb 2015
Construction is set to progress quickly on a much-needed new development of 28 affordable village homes in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire.
12 Feb 2015
Excitement mounted this week as construction progressed on a new £1.8 million Stonewater development of 15 affordable homes at The Green in Chesterton, Bicester. Eleven homes will be offered for affordable rent and four for shared ownership. The homes are due for completion this summer.
09 Feb 2015
Members of Stroud District Council and other guests joined social housing provider Stonewater for a turf-cutting ceremony to mark the start of construction this month on a £5 million, new mixed development of 38 affordable town house rental homes in Bisley Old Road, Stroud. Stonewater is one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, formed from the merger of Jephson and Raglan at the start of the year.
06 Feb 2015
Stonewater, one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, has completed the first six homes of a new affordable housing development in Branton on the outskirts of Doncaster. The scheme at Woodlands Walk in Sandhills Way, is being marketed by David Wilson Homes.
26 Jan 2015
Young Weymouth couple Rebecca Greening and Aaron Sharp were desperate to own a home of their own. For the past year the couple have been living with Rebecca’s parents in Littlemoor trying to save enough money for a deposit on a house.
22 Jan 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.
05 Jan 2015
The new housing association Stonewater has come into being as one of the UK’s most significant social housing providers.
Formed by the merger of Jephson and Raglan, Stonewater has around £160 million in turnover, £1.6 billion in assets, and manages around 31,000 homes across England.
08 Oct 2014
The merger of Jephson and Raglan has been given the go ahead by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
18 Jul 2014
Partnership plans between Jephson and Raglan housing associations have reached a major milestone this week with the submission of their formal application to the HCA.
03 Apr 2014
Partnership plans between Jephson and Raglan housing associations have taken another step forward with an announcement by the new Board Designate Committee (BDC) on the proposed top level structure for the merged organisation.
29 Jan 2014
Partnership plans between Jephson and Raglan housing associations are moving forward with the formation of a new joint Board Designate Committee (BDC), announced today.
16 Oct 2013
Jephson Homes Housing Association and Raglan Housing have today announced they are to pursue joining their two organisations together, following the announcement of initial talks back in June.
13 Jun 2013
Jephson Homes Housing Association and Raglan Housing have today announced they are looking at the possibility of joining their two organisations together.