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Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot Scheme in the Midlands

Riverside is taking part in a trial scheme in partnership with the government, offering tenants in certain areas of the Midlands the opportunity to buy their home under a voluntary sales scheme similar to the Right to Buy. Tenants taking part in the pilot could get a discount of up to 70% on the market

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A view into the ‘Bi Bubble’

Jenny Crocker, Service Manager, talks about her experience at BiCon, the UK’s biggest gathering of bisexuals, their friends, partners and anyone with a positive interest in bisexuality.

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Riverside responds to the Social Housing Green Paper

Roof tops in Headingley, Leeds.

The government’s long-awaited Social Housing Green Paper has been published today. The Green Paper sets out 5 core themes: Tackling stigma and celebrating thriving communities Expanding supply and supporting home ownership Effective resolution of complaints Empowering residents and strengthening the regulator Ensuring homes are safe and decent A consultation has been launched alongside the Green

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Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy welcomed by Riverside

Rough Sleeper

Riverside welcomes the government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy as a crucial first step towards meeting their manifesto pledge to end rough sleeping by 2027. It is refreshing to see that the government have worked with sector experts to fully understand the depth of issues facing people sleeping rough and have developed a strategy which sets out

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Riverside welcomes Government’s proposed funding for supported housing

  Today (Thursday 9 August) the Government announced that plans to fund ‘short-term’ supported housing via local authority grants have been dropped. All supported housing, including short-term, will continue to be funded via housing benefit – which will now be retained for this type of accommodation. Plans to fund sheltered and extra-care housing via a

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Stronger together

By Michael Gill, Service Manager I’d never taken part in a Pride march before so I was feeling nervous about what to expect when I came to this weekend’s celebrations in Liverpool. I arrived early at the meeting point and got to experience the build up to the march and see all the other groups

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It’s ace being an Ally

By Carole Rothery, Strategy and Planning Assistant Liverpool Pride takes place this weekend and I can’t wait! As a Friend of Spectrum (Spectrum is Riverside’s LBGT staff group) I will be joining some of my colleagues to take part in what will be my first Pride march. Over the years I have stood and watched

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A change to our service

So we can be consistent and responsive when engaging with you, we have made a few changes to the way we deliver services and communicate with customers. We no longer store information about religious observation, or requests to notify of male visitors, on individual customers or pass it to staff and contractors when they visit

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Are you moving onto Universal Credit?

We can help you get started, answer any questions and help you understand the process. Our experts are highly trained in all kinds of benefits and offer free impartial advice. Top tips to be ready for Universal Credit You need to pay your rent, and any charges, to us directly Your payment will include any

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Retirement Living: Further improvements planned to your service

In 2016 we made improvements to the way we delivered our Retirement Living services. The changes were made in order to improve our service to you, and in particular: — modernise our services — make our services more consistent — keep our customers safe  — continuously improve  — encourage healthy lifestyles. We were keen to

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