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Armed Forces Day: My life after leaving the Army

Ex-Servicemen Will Gooding was a chef in the Army for 20 years, and had the honour of cooking for the Queen. He is a customer at Hardwick House, Riverside’s supported housing for veterans in Teesside.

Ex-Serviceman Will Gooding was a chef in the Army for 20 years, and had the honour of cooking a banquet for the Queen. In the run up to Armed Forces Day on 24 June 2017 he talks about how Riverside’s has helped him get his life back on track… I joined the Army in 1977

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Health and housing: Together we can change lives and help the NHS

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As hundreds of health professionals gather in Liverpool for NHS Confed, Riverside’s Head of Health and Care, Boaz Elieli, reflects on ambitious plans we have to develop new models of care… How can housing solutions help tackle some of the key issues facing NHS providers? At a fringe session this morning, on a panel with

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Fire safety: Updated information for our customers

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London, we’ve spoken to a number of customers who contacted us for advice and reassurance. If you live in a Riverside property and you’re concerned about fire safety, we hope the information below helps to put your mind at rest. However, if you’d like to talk

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Volunteers’ Week: ‘The benefits of giving your time are truly priceless’

Riverside staff volunteers and students from De Montfort University clean up a neighbourhood in Leicester

It’s Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2017), celebrating the amazing contribution volunteers make to society. In the last year, Riverside staff have dedicated hundreds of hours’ volunteering time to communities around the country. Lizzie Whitmore, our Volunteer Service Manager for London, looks at why volunteering makes such a difference – and how you could get involved…

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Pop-up 1950s and 60s rooms bring memories flooding back and help people with dementia

Riverside residents and sisters Rita Connelly and Betty Hughes in the rem pod at Windsor Court, Bootle

A pop-up 1950s kitchen and 60s-inspired living room are taking Merseyside pensioners back to the good old days… and helping people with dementia. The nostalgic ‘reminiscence pods’, which include everyday items to touch and smell, even feature a vintage-style television set with newsreels from a bygone era. The pods are being used by housing association

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Big plans for new homes and services

As well as improving services for you, we want to help more people who can’t afford a home of their own, or who need support to deal with life’s challenges.  So we’ve set ourselves some ambitious goals for the next three years.  We are connecting… We’re going to continue developing our digital services so more

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Improving our services for you

Improving services

Providing you with a great service is our number one priority. Many customers are happy with Riverside but we know we can do better and we’re committed to improving. So we’re looking closely at every area of the organisation and how we work.  The aim? To spend more time in your neighbourhood and give you

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