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Park View in the words of a volunteer

Park View

It was never was my ambition to become an addict. But after discovering alcohol at the age of eight, my life spiralled into the depths of despair. I didn’t have the easiest childhood. I was the second eldest of six, brought up single-handed by my mother. I always felt different. Being in a wheelchair from

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Sally Nicholson, Interim Head of Health and Care at Riverside Care & Support Love it or hate it, art provokes a reaction. If you need an example of how it divides opinion, you just have to look at the Turner Prize shortlist, which every year is met with an equal measure of critical acclaim and

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Dementia Awareness Week

Sally Nicholson

By Sally Nicholson, Interim Head of Health and Care at Riverside Care & Support With about 850,000 dementia sufferers in the UK, costing £26.3bn a year, and numbers set to grow to two million by 2051*, local authorities are increasingly looking for cost-effective ways of providing dementia care. One of the ways they can do

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Why employment and training support matters

employment and training manager Nick Stephenson

By Nick Stephenson
Employment and training manager

Last month something happened for the first time in seven months. Unemployment increased by 21,000 to 1.7 million. We are getting so used to reading reports of more people than ever employed in the UK, that it’s a surprise to see the trend reverse.

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Liverpool youth project scoops award

Liverpool East Youth Consortium collecting the TPAS Award

A youth project in Liverpool is in the running for a national award after winning the regional heat. Liverpool East Youth Consortium, spearheaded by housing association Riverside, won the Excellence in Youth Involvement category at the TPAS Awards, organised by the Tenant Participation Advisory Service. The consortium – which covers Knotty Ash, West Derby and

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Retirement Living: Communicating in the right way

Vera Deacon is one of our Merseyside Retirement Living managers

By: Vera Deacon, Riverside Scheme Manager In my role managing one of our Retirement Living services in Merseyside, I overcome challenges and learn new skills every single day. At my scheme lives a customer called Keith. Keith is 64-years-young and is affected by both deafness and blindness, as well as being unable to communicate verbally.

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Meet Suriena – National Apprenticeship Week


To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside have been sharing their amazing stories about how working with us has transformed their lives. As the week draws to a close there is still time for one more apprenticeship story. Suriena Thomson, 19 , is a Business Apprentice working with our income management team in North Bransholme. Suriena told us ” I wanted

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Meet Ryan – National Apprenticeship Week

Ryan Cook Compendium Apprentice

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside are sharing their stories about how working with us has transformed their lives. Today we meet Ryan Cook, an award-winning apprentice bricklayer.   In October 2015 Ryan was chosen from more than 100 nominees as the winner of the national Young Builder of the Year award, organised by Youthbuild

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