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Cambridge homeless services’ innovative work to help rebuild lives

The Victoria Project and The Springs in Cambridge are run by housing association Riverside and provide accommodation and support to homeless adults

Housing and support services in Cambridge have been praised for helping to transform the lives of homeless people….by using psychology and gardening. The Victoria Project and The Springs, based on Victoria Road, are run by housing association Riverside and provide accommodation and support to homeless adults. They also run an innovative gardening project for residents

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Join us and be at the heart of what we do

Scrutiny Panel

We are still looking for tenants, residents and customers to help us shape the service you receive.  We want you to tell us what you’re thinking and be the voice of your community. We recently held taster days for you to find out how to get involved but don’t worry if you missed them. Next,

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Trying to push a ‘round shaped’ sector into an ‘LHA shaped’ hole…

What next for the funding of supported housing? Riverside's Simon Ketteridge considers the challenges that lie ahead

What next for the funding of supported housing? As the sector awaits the outcome of a government inquiry, Simon Ketteridge, Riverside Care and Support’s Director of Business Development, considers the challenges that lie ahead… Every year, we support 16,000 customers in more than 300 homelessness and Retirement Living services across the country. Many of these

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Riverside reaffirms commitment to armed forces community

Armed Forces Covenant resigning at Riverside

Riverside has pledged to continue its support for armed forces personnel and their families at a special meeting with military officials in Liverpool. Senior leaders from the housing association re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which re-affirms a commitment to treating those who serve in the military with fairness and respect. Riverside was the first housing

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Older people’s housing can be part of answer to UK’s homes shortage

Cathedral Court

After recently giving evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Riverside’s Executive Director of Care and Support, John Glenton, offers his views on the future of supported housing for older people… The UK currently has a shortage of affordable housing. Not only is the supply of new homes not meeting demand, but the

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Riverside focuses on trans equality

Riverside has reinforced its commitment to becoming a transgender-inclusive organisation on an international day celebrating the trans community. International Transgender Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of the discrimination they face. The event was founded by US-based activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of

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Apprentices take up permanent residence at Riverside Home Ownership

RHO Apprentices David and Shaun

Two apprentices have secured full time employment with Riverside Home Ownership (RHO), shortly after completing their placements on the Riverside apprenticeship programme. David Briscombe and Shaun Minton first joined us in January 2016 to develop a wide range of skills in the specialist leasehold and home ownership division. After a year of practical work and

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How we’re helping veterans rebuild their lives

Armed Forces

Riverside was the first housing association to sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, underlining our commitment to supporting the servicemen and women who serve our country. As we reaffirm that commitment with a re-signing of the covenant today, Head of Support Housing Helen Gore explains why it matters so much… I’m proud that we were

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Be part of our Selection Panel for the New Federation

Scrutiny Panel

Mark Hoskisson, Resident Involvement Manager for Riverside talks about how we are continuing with our campaign to get more of our tenants, residents and customers to help shape the service we deliver. “We have been running taster sessions across the country to get more tenants, residents and customers involved in our national customer involvement structure

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