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The decade challenge in homelessness services – moving on from a traumatised system

  As the UK’s largest provider of supported housing for those affected by homelessness Riverside is close to completing one of the largest research projects in our 90-year history. The research asked those directly involved in commissioning homelessness services what the most significant changes had been for them. The report – entitled ‘A Traumatised System’

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020: Riverside provides support to Halton resident applying for apprenticeships

Vanessa Shaw, Riverside’s Employment and Training Officer, explains how she has helped a resident in her area successfully apply for an apprenticeship, and is now developing a career working with children. I’ve been working with Lucy a Halton resident, for almost four years. She was referred to one of my work club sessions via Halton

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Dark times remembered in LGBT History Month

By John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support and Executive Champion of Riverside’s LGBT staff network Spectrum Last month saw the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Nazi concentration camp which was responsible for the death of around 1.1 million people. Jews, Poles, Roma people, Soviet Prisoners of War and others were

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Apprenticeship Week 2020: Bubbly Bethany sets her sights on seniority

Business Administration apprentice, Bethany Walsh, joined Riverside in July 2019. A bubbly and outgoing member of the team, she’s already playing an important role as a member of our strategy and planning team at our Head Office in Speke. And – as she told us as part of our series of apprenticeship profiles for Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship Week 2020: Freestyler puts her best foot forward for Riverside

Once a North West freestyle disco dance champion, Emily Harrison, is now strictly business. A mathematics graduate, the 21-year-old, is putting her numerical skills to good use as a Riverside finance and IT apprentice And as she told us as part of our series of apprenticeship profiles for Apprenticeship Week 2020, she’s seizing the opportunity.

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Hull extra care developments achieve prestigious dementia-friendly Gold certificate

Pictured for Riverside. Shown are Interiors, exteriors and rempods at Cecil Gardens care facility Hawthorne Avenue in Hull.

An internationally-renowned centre has awarded Gold to three extra care developments in Hull for their dementia-friendly design.   Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) presented the prestigious Gold Design Award to Redwood Glades, Cecil Gardens and Harrison Park. The DSDC is an international centre of knowledge and expertise to improve the lives of people with dementia.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day may be primarily an American holiday but it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the life of one the leading figures in the civil rights movement. In this blog, Evlynne Opomu, Customer Service Centre Team Leader and a member of our BAME staff network, Origin, looks at what makes Martin

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