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Changes are coming to Cumbria Choice 2022

We wish to provide our customers and applicants with an overview of the changes to the Cumbria Choice Policy and system that we will be making in 2022. During a consultation with customers and our stakeholders in 2020, we were informed that our customers wanted an easy-to-understand policy and a simple system that would function

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One Housing Group joins The Riverside Group

One Housing Group has today joined The Riverside Group following formal registration with the Financial Conduct Authority. Last month, the Boards of The Riverside Group and One Housing Group gave their approval for One Housing to join Riverside as a subsidiary, creating one of the country’s largest association groups, with over 75,000 homes. It followed

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Manchester United legend Denis Irwin goes back to school in Carlisle

Manchester United legend Denis Irwin recently visited Richard Rose Central Academy, a school which receives funding and support from Riverside in partnership with Manchester United Foundation and Carlisle United Community Sports Trust. The school benefits from the presence of a full-time Foundation coach, who works with the students, feeder primary schools and within the local

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Lessons from Kerslake can help councils avoid surge in homelessness

As we approach World Homeless Day, Exec Director John Glenton reflects on how the recently published Kerslake Commission report into rough sleeping offers the Government a ready-made blueprint to end homelessness.  On the eve of World Homeless Day, as we approach the winter, the pressures on those at risk of homelessness are increasing. In July

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Inclusivity for a diverse workforce

By Emily McEvoy, Talent Acquisistion Assistant I am a lesbian woman in her 20s but my sexuality isn’t something I really think about so much these days, it is completely natural to me. I feel eternally grateful to those before me who fought for our rights as LGBT people and paved the way for me

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LGBT and mental health

By Lee Buss-Blair, Director of Operations We often talk about the importance of being able to be your authentic self at work, and of visible role models. But why is that, why are these things so important? I’m a man of a certain age, and while it would be impolite to ask me what age

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