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Community comes together to Keep Murdishaw Tidy

A group of determined residents have teamed up to combat fly-tipping and littering in their area. The brainchild of Amy Brown, a 28-year-old self-employed beautician from Runcorn who became fed up with seeing litter on her daily walks during lockdown, Keep Murdishaw Tidy is a team of people who have joined forces to tackle the

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Tributes paid to Rik Hughes

It is with great sadness that we are sharing the tragic news that Rik Hughes, our Director of Business Development for Care & Support, passed away on Saturday 27 March following a short and sudden illness. The news has come as a great shock to those that knew or worked with Rik and the impact

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From infection rates to vaccination uptake, we’re not all in the same boat

Housing providers have a crucial role to play in better understanding the differential impact the pandemic is having on communities – and working with health authorities to dispel myths about vaccination, argues our Chief Executive Carol Matthews. People seem to love the saying “we’re all the same boat” to show a sign of camaraderie in

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20 years of helping people who are homeless in Cambridge

A man that has been helping people in Cambridge who are homeless for two decades explains his passion for continuing to work in the sector and the rewarding aspect it brings. Being able to empower people and diffuse challenging situations is a rare quality, but that is just what Jamie Butcher has been able to

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Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network launch Charter

Riverside is a proud member of the Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network (LDAHN). The LDAHN is a coalition of 12 housing associations calling for action to address the barriers for new, sustainable quality housing for people with a learning disability and/or autism. There is clear evidence that strategically planned and sustainable, quality supported housing

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New initiative helps rough sleepers in to their own home

Peter, 40, intermittently slept rough for more than six years but has now moved into a one-bedroom terrace in the city. Under Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP) he is the first person to move into a property with social housing provider Riverside.

Riverside is investing £1.86million in to a new initiative to help rough sleepers into their own home. Building on the government’s Everyone In scheme to protect rough sleepers from Covid-19 which brought them into emergency accommodation, The Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP) provides local authorities with funding to deliver new tenancies and support for people

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Our new tracking service for repairs

Similar to services like Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber, we’ve launched a new tracking feature for our repairs service. It’s part of our Customer Plan and our commitment to improving our services based on your feedback. This new feature will come in an additional SMS message on the day of your appointment, with an accurate arrival

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Health and well-being blossoms across generations at Willow Brook

Little Onions at Willow Brook

Young gardeners have been springing into action planting seeds and singing songs, bringing smiles to the faces of older residents at Riverside’s extra care scheme near Sunderland. To mark Intergenerational Week (March 8 to 14), the relationship continues to blossom between the Little Onions Club, which provides gardening activities and workshops to engage children and

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National Intergenerational Week – Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing service

Kelli Melloy manages Riverside’s National Health & Wellbeing service which supports our customers to age healthily, remain independent and maintain physical and mental wellness. Of all the activities our Health & Wellbeing Service organise in our Extra Care and Retirement Living schemes, intergenerational events are my favourite. Across the country we have developed links with

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