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Terrie Alafat appointed as Riverside’s new Group Chair

Terrie Alafat CBE

The Riverside Group has appointed Terrie Alafat CBE as its new Group Chair. Ms Alafat will take up her new role in April next year, replacing the current Chair Max Steinberg CBE when he retires. She is due to retire from her current role as Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing in November

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All the reasons we DON’T need Black History Month

By Aminata Kamara, Employment and Training Officer Let’s face it, Black History Month is a bit old school and outdated. It was probably only necessary at a time when Black people were specifically targeted because of their race during post war migration. But we have moved on immensely since then. We are a more inclusive

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Hate Crime Awareness Week

By Jenny Crocker, Co-chair of Riversdie’s LGBT staff network Spectrum In September 2009, Ian Baynham was a victim of a homophobic attack. He was verbally abused and beaten unconscious in Trafalgar Square. After two weeks in a coma he died from the injuries he had sustained. His death inspired the first London Vigil against Hate

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How can you help to prevent suicide?

By Fran Stulberg, Chair of Riverside’s disability staff network Enable Today is World Mental Health Day, this year focusing on suicide prevention. But why is it so important to raise awareness? We know that suicide is preventable, not inevitable and here at Riverside our Enable staff group and our 200+ mental health champions already play

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Older People’s Day 2019: The valuable contribution older make to society

Willow Brook Extra Care in Washington

To mark Older People’s Day 2019, Sally Nicholson, Riverside’s Head of Operations, explains why it is important that we all celebrate the achievements and contribution older people make in our communities. Today, October 1, is the celebration of older people and the contribution they make to our society. As many of us are aware, the number

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We all have a role to play in ending homelessness

Homelessness is on the increase and solutions are needed. Everyone in the sector must step up to the plate, argues Carol Matthews I am very fortunate in my role that I get to travel around the country seeing so many wonderful places. Whether it be an ambitious regeneration project or retirement living scheme, I am always

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Celebrating Bi Visibility Day

By Jenny Crocker, Co-Chair of Riverside’s LGBT staff network Spectrum Since 1999, Bi Visibility Day has been held on September 23, and is a day to recognise and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, community and culture. Bisexual and bi are umbrella terms used to refer to sexual orientations which express sexual and/or emotional attraction to more

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Update on fire last night at Hastie Close, Netherley

Ten households were safely evacuated last night at Hastie Close, Netherley following a fire. An investigation is currently underway and Dean Butterworth, Riverside’s Regional Director – Liverpool City Region, has issued the following statement: “We would like to sincerely thank the emergency services who attended this serious fire last night at Hastie Close. Their professionalism

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