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Riverside supports fuel poverty campaign to help tenants

Riverside is one of a number of housing associations that has signed up to a campaign to end fuel poverty which will affect millions of households this winter. Housing associations supporting the drive have written open letters to the Prime Minister and the ‘big six’ raising concerns about the impending impact of Covid-19, and offered

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Proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly landlord

Riverside has signed up to the HouseProud Pledge scheme designed to ensure Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer residents are able to enjoy their homes without fear of discrimination HouseProud – the professional network for LGBTQ+ people working in the housing sector – commissioned the University of Surrey to research LGBTQ+ experiences of social housing.

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New career path for Riverside tenant in Wirral

Wayne Hutton, Riverside tenant from Birkenhead, Wirral.

A Wirral man is now looking to the future on a new career path thanks to Riverside’s Employment and Training team. Wayne Hutton became a Riverside tenant four years ago when he moved back to the area after working in Leamington Spa as a project manager and the contract came to an end. Finding himself

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Celebrating International Lesbian Day

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Today is International Lesbian Day. To mark the occasion, Chief Financial Officer Cris McGuinness tallks about changing times and the importance of visible lesbian leaders. The other day, in a meandering dinner time conversation about all manner of things – my teenage daughter, asked me how, when I was young(er), I knew which girls liked

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Veterans’ advice service celebrates 20th anniversary

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A national housing advice and placement service for veterans celebrates its 20th anniversary by helping 20,000 veterans’ into accommodation.   SPACES provides housing advice and finds accommodation for people leaving the military to prevent them from becoming homeless or rough sleeping. The name is an abbreviation of ‘Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services’

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Riverside supports talented musicians in Kent to hit the right notes

Music workshop at The Quays, Kent

Young customers impacted by the threat of homelessness in Kent are being supported by Riverside to develop their musical talents, boosting their confidence and employment options during lockdown. Residents at The Quays in Sittingbourne, which offers supported accommodation to people with complex needs, have been learning new musical skills and are studying towards qualifications which

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International Day of Older Persons 2020: How Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing Service adapted during the coronavirus pandemic

Health and Welbeing Service at Retirement Living schemes.

To mark International Day of Older Persons 2020, Kelli Melloy explains how Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing Service has adapted to the coronavirus pandemic in order to continue to be there for older people. The role of the Health and Wellbeing team is to ensure that residents in our Retirement Living schemes across the country have

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Digital tablet helps 21-year-old get life back on track after being gifted from Riverside

Thomas Nelson, 21, from Shepherd Court in Rochdale was gifted digital tablet form Riverside.

A Rochdale resident has kick-started his life and enrolled at college thanks to being gifted a digital tablet from Riverside. The tablet and Mi-fi unit, which is a portable wireless router that connects the user to the internet via a cellular network, has had a life-changing impact Thomas Nelson. Charitable housing association Riverside has purchased

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What ‘Everyone In’ has taught us

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

“We need the certainty and stability of long-term support contracts so that we can invest in accommodation without the worry that funding will run out…” says Riverside’s John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support, as he examines the positive effects Everybody In policy has had on people sleeping rough. ‘This has changed my life.

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