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Emma rebuilt her life and now helps others do the same

Emma Magee, from Doncaster, was once stuck in an abusive relationship. But after getting the support she needed, Emma was able to move on and rebuild her life. Now working as an Outreach Support Worker, she tells us how her own personal experience led her to the job she loves. “If you’d have told me

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Celebrating International Coming Out Day

Riverside is proud to say it welcomes employees from a wide range of backgrounds. On International Coming Out Day, one BAME colleague share’s his experience. By Kelvin O’Mard, Care and Support Area Manager Being born to parents who came to England from the Caribbean, where attitudes toward the LGBT community are politically incorrect to say the

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Real Change Wigan and Leigh launches on World Homeless Day

In my national role I travel a great deal and have spent more time in train stations then I would care to mention! But one thing I have noticed during my travels is that rough sleeping and the number of people who are begging near or around these train stations has increased.  According to the

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Riverside’s John Glenton heads new Homelessness Steering Group

John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support, outside The Crossings in Hull

Riverside’s John Glenton has been elected Chair of the National Housing Federation’s newly formed Homelessness Steering Group. The Group aims to bring housing associations together to share best practice and lobby the Government to help end homelessness.   Mr Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be elected Chair

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It pays off for Government to listen to the sector

As social care needs increase, the need to keep dialogue open between the sector and the government is important, writes Carol Matthews. Starts At Home Day (NHF’s annual spotlight on how supported housing transforms lives) sets the scene for my reflections on the sector’s achievement in securing a sustainable future for our customers. A recent

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Riverside making a difference in the community

Riverside's housing officer Mark Nockles with partners on Newcastle clean up day.

Residents on a Newcastle estate had the chance to get rid of unwanted items free of charge when an autumn clean-up day was held to make a difference in the community. Local housing association Riverside teamed up with contractors Evolve and Building Futures East (BFE) to give tenants in the Church Walk estate a helping

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Remembering the past

At the beginning of Black History Month, Petra Davies, Project Support Assistant and member of Riverside’s BAME staff group, Origin, looks back at Liverpool’s annual Slavery Remembrance Day. Liverpool’s annual Slavery Remembrance Day is held on 23 August, the day, in 1791, when an uprising of enslaved Africans on the island of Saint Dominque (modern

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Former homeless veterans complete epic coast to coast trek across America

Two veterans from The Beacon, Riverside’s supported housing scheme in Catterick, have trekked across America for charity and returned to a hero’s welcome and a new determination to change their lives for the better. Jonny Burns (28) and Kev Carr (36) walked 1,000 miles across America to raise money for Walking With The Wounded and

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