Stonewater launches new Longleigh Foundation to help most vulnerable people hit by welfare cuts.
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has launched the Longleigh Foundation, a new independent national charity.
The Foundation, which Stonewater has set up with an endowment of £500,000, will focus on projects which help the elderly, young people, women in crisis due to domestic abuse, and residents with physical or mental disabilities.
“The financial impact on housing associations of recent Budget decisions and policy reform has put immense pressure on our ability to provide enhanced services and support over and above our core offering,” explained George Blunden, Chair of Stonewater, which manages 30,000 homes in the UK. “Stonewater can provide a roof and a place to call home but many people need additional help beyond their initial housing needs. This is what inspired us to establish the Longleigh Foundation, which can work with our most vulnerable residents, supporting them with opportunities to create better lives.”
Longleigh Foundation has already started funding projects, announcing it will fund Individual Hardship Grants, and small project grants. Full details can be found at www.longleighfoundation.org
Image: (L-R) George Blunden, Chair of Stonewater and Sue Terry, Longleigh Foundation’s Chair celebrate the launch of the Longleigh Foundation, a new independent national charity.