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Riverside to carry out cost of living survey

We know that the cost-of-living crisis is a major challenge for everyone. So, during August 2022, we will be inviting around 18,500 customers across Riverside and One Housing, to take part in a survey. It aims to help us better understand the kind of cost-of-living challenges you are facing, how they are changing, what impact

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Riverside welcomes local MP to new Harbour Place care development

Mark Jenkinson MP visits Workington

On Friday 5 August, Workington MP Mark Jenkinson visited the construction site of our new retirement living scheme on Lawson Street in Workington, which will deliver 107 affordable homes with on-site care and facilities including a community café and hair and beauty salon. During the visit, Mark Jenkinson MP buried a time capsule created by

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Grounds Maintenance Update

Following consultation with customers, we’ve introduced new grounds maintenance contactors to manage our gardens and green spaces. So far, we’ve had positive feedback from customers about the new service and contractors have said that they’ve received a warm and friendly welcome. However, in some areas we’ve seen some teething problems with various aspects of the

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Riverside launches £250,000 Community Fund to support local projects

A new Community Fund of £250,000 has been launched by The Riverside Group to help boost local projects and opportunities for our customers and local communities. The initiative has been made possible due to the partnership between Riverside and One Housing, which joined The Riverside Group as a subsidiary in December 2021, creating one of

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Riverside and EQUANS deliver another 41 affordable homes in Greater Manchester

Riverside and EQUANS have completed work on 41 affordable homes on Bowness Road in Middleton, Greater Manchester. The £5.8m new-build scheme consists of two and three-bedroom homes, as well as two-bedroom bungalows. The homes have been built on a brownfield site, which was previously home to the Falcon pub. Riverside delivered the homes with funding

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Government “cost of living” payments in focus

Millions of people on means tested benefits will receive the first of two Cost of Living Payments totalling £650 from 14 July 2022, as part of a £37billion government package to help families with cost-of-living pressures. The first £326 instalment for qualifying low-income households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be paid by

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Riverside awarded Gold by Ministry of Defence for armed forces support

Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

Riverside has been awarded Gold status by the Ministry of Defence for supporting the armed forces community. Representing the highest badge of honour, the Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award identifies organisations that show a commitment to those who serve for their country. We have held Silver status for a number of years and in

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Celebrating Non-Binary People’s Day

By Liam Smith, Support Worker International Non-Binary People’s Day is celebrated each year on July 14, aiming to raise awareness of the issues non-binary people face around the world. Non-binary is an umbrella term for gender identities that are not solely male or female, existing outside the gender binary where the classification of gender is

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