Stonewater is a leading social housing provider, with a mission to deliver good quality, affordable homes to people who need them most. We manage around 34,500 homes in England for over 76,000 customers, including affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, domestic abuse refuges, a dedicated LGBTQ+ Safe Space, and young people’s foyers.
We recognise that the way we work matters, and we are committed to providing homes that are energy efficient and are working towards Government’s targets for carbon neutrality. Our Environment Strategy helps us minimise the resources we use as an organisation and manage our impact on the environment.
In recognition of our work in this area, we have been awarded a Gold ‘SHIFT’ rating, an independent assessment and accreditation scheme that measures organisations against challenging environmental targets. Stonewater was also the first UK housing association to partner with the Community Forest Trust, planting six new trees for every home we build and has made a decision to move away from fossil fuel heating on our own new build homes from 2021.
As part of our thought leadership work, we commissioned IPPR to undertake research and find a solution to overcome the significant challenge of decarbonising homes in the UK – with a focus on tackling fuel poverty. You can read the report, here.