Corporate Social Responsibility

At Stonewood, we are firm believers in supporting our local community and with several offices now open around the South West, we aim to do our bit to help others around us.

C H A R I T I E S
Our chosen charities for 2023-2024.
Selected by our employees

FEARFREE

FearFree is the leading charity working to break the cycle of domestic abuse and stalking across the South West. Its services expand Wiltshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, and Bristol.

As a charity, we support over 14,000 adults and children every year to not only keep them safe but help them to rebuild their lives free from fear and abuse. Our support is tailored to the person’s needs and experiences, and we help them right from crisis intervention, through to specialised recovery programmes.

We know abuse has no bounds and all of our services are completely free of charge and open to all genders, sexualities, backgrounds and beliefs.

At FearFree, we recognise that supporting a victim and their family is just part of the solution. To really break the cycle, we must address the cause and work to prevent abuse. To do this, we run successful perpetrator programmes that enables people to recognise and address their abusive behaviour to stop it from happening again as well as programmes that seek to raise awareness of the signs of abuse within schools, colleges, businesses and organisations.

We change lives, provide hope for the future, and give people the opportunity and skills to flourish in their future relationships. Not just for the short term, not just until the next time. But permanently.

LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHARITY

Our regional charity, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.

A crucial element of the charity’s strategy is to provide a wide range of free and widely available pro-active resources to support the industry.

The charity provides a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which provides a range of free and confidential support, which is complemented by their free Self Support App. Their free   text HARDHAT to 85258 service provides yet another route to support, along with their Lighthouse Beacons who offer a safe space for people to share concerns.

They also offer a variety of free construction focussed training programmes ranging from hour long interactive wellbeing sessions through to the MHFA England approved Mental Health First Aider courses.

Their latest campaign; Help Inside the Hard Hat aims to raise awareness of mental health issues in the construction industry and you can join the campaign for better mental health by downloading  free resources and site hoardings artwork from their website.

S P O N S O R S H I P
A major part of our company ethos is teamwork and supporting one another and supporting talent so that it can flourish
C O M M U N I T Y

CHIPPENHAM RUGBY CLUB

Our local rugby club, Chippenham RFC just 5 miles from our head office in Castle Combe. Chippenham RFC has a number of teams including Seniors, Juniors and Ladies.

 

BIDDSTOCK

Local village festival in Biddestone which raises funds for local communities. Biddstock 2019 raised funds for St Nicholas’ School in Chippenham.

Biddestone Cricket Club

 

Where our journey began!

Doorway

We believe that homeless and marginalized people are capable of change and can only achieve their full potential when offered a safe, supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment. We work hard to improve the chances of people finding stable long-term accommodation, to prevent the loss of accommodation, and to signpost to other places of support. We provide immediate support including hot food, a shower, clean clothes and internet access, and longer term support by making referrals to other organisations including the Council’s Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker, Housing Options, Turning Point and physical and mental health services.

Not all homeless people are rough sleeping – the vast majority are living in temporary accommodation such as hostels, hotels, B&Bs or in caravans. Not all our guests are homeless; many are socially isolated and need the companionship they get from Doorway’s drop-in sessions, and benefit from the opportunity to try new things in a familiar environment. We see some of our guests over years, and can help them resolve problems before they escalate, and very often the thing our guests appreciate most is our listening ear.

Doorway has been in Chippenham since 2010 and is run by 6 trustees and 5 part time members of staff supported by a team of 50 volunteers.

Building Heroes

Established in 2014, Building Heroes is dedicated to service leavers, veterans, reservists and military families. We provide training and employment support into a new career in construction by equipping individuals with a broad range of trade skills and then connecting them with a network of employers.

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