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Celebrating Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today marks Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which is celebrated at the end of Transgender Awareness Week, aimed at highlighting some of the struggles faced by transgender people, raising awareness and inclusion, exploring how transgender people are portrayed in the media and how policies and laws have changed. Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1998

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Riverside recognised for resident safety work

This month, Riverside was named as a winner in Inside Housing’s Resident Safety Campaign awards. The magazine, which reports news, features and analysis on the housing sector, runs the Resident Safety Campaign every year to celebrate good practice from social landlords and spread good practice. The campaign aims to shine a light on organisations that

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Celebrating International Men’s Day

On International Men’s Day, Care & Support Director of Operations Lee Buss-Blair talks about how ‘real’ men can still lead by example without having to conform to gender stereotypes – and can even use jazz hands if they want! The main purpose of International Men’s Day this year is to highlight the positive value men

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Digital tablets provide lifeline for Wirral residents

A Wirral man has been gifted a digital tablet, providing him a lifeline to the outside world during the Covid-19 pandemic while he is recovering from a stroke. In 2014 Mr Steven Cavanagh suffered a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage, which is a rare type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain. Since

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Tributes paid to former Riverside Chairman

Riverside pays tribute to Professor John Tarn OBE who sadly passed away on Sunday (November 8).   Professor John Tarn OBE, former Chairman of The Riverside Group, has passed away, aged 85. He had been unwell for some time. During a long and distinguished career as Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, and

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Riverside’s response to £15m funding announced to support people affected by homelessness

John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside, said: “’Everyone In’ has been one of this government’s key achievements during the coronavirus crisis, successfully supporting more than 29,000 vulnerable people in England in emergency accommodation and then helping two-thirds of those people to move into settled accommodation. “This new targeted Protect Programme funding

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We can end Veterans’ homelessness for £3.8m

We can end Veterans’ homelessness for £3.8m – the small price to pay for housing all homeless Veterans says Lee Buss, Riverside’s Director of Operations for Care and Support. Remembrance Day is important for bringing our country together to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice in active service in all conflicts. In 2020, Remembrance

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Riverside supports fuel poverty campaign to help tenants

Riverside is one of a number of housing associations that has signed up to a campaign to end fuel poverty which will affect millions of households this winter. Housing associations supporting the drive have written open letters to the Prime Minister and the ‘big six’ raising concerns about the impending impact of Covid-19, and offered

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Proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly landlord

Riverside has signed up to the HouseProud Pledge scheme designed to ensure Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer residents are able to enjoy their homes without fear of discrimination. HouseProud – the professional network for LGBTQ+ people working in the housing sector – commissioned the University of Surrey to research LGBTQ+ experiences of social housing.

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