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Riverside helps young people gain qualifications to enhance job options

Online training for residents at Acorn house in West Suffolk during the Covid-19 crisis.

Young parents at risk of homelessness in Suffolk are celebrating achieving qualifications which are equivalent to GCSEs in Maths and English, enhancing their life skills and employability options for the future. Two customers at Riverside’s Acorn House in Bury St Edmunds, which offers supported housing for parents aged 16 to 25 and their families who

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Supporting our frontline during Covid19 – James’ story

James Burns, an Environmental Officer in Liverpool, answered our call for extra support on the frontline during lockdown, to help us continue delivering important services for customers. He tells us about his time as Interim Service Delivery Manager at our Powerhouse service in Liverpool. When lockdown began, the Environment Services team were stood down until

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Digital tablets provide lifeline for vulnerable residents to stay in touch with family and friends

Andy Cave Riverside’s Project Officer who is managing the roll-out of equipment to residents, with the digital tablet.

£50,000 worth of digital tablets has been handed out to vulnerable residents to provide a lifeline so they can get online and keep in touch with family and friends during the Covid-19 crisis. Charitable housing association Riverside has purchased hundreds of the gadgets and technical equipment so residents in Riverside’s supported accommodation across the country

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Riverside manager cooks hundreds of meals for vulnerable people in Suffolk during lockdown

Riverside’s Nicola Baker she decided to put her chef’s hat on and provide meals for vulnerable customers at Peppercorn Lodge young parents accommodation to help them get through the lockdown – especially since some residents have lost their jobs or been furloughed and are struggling financially.

A Riverside manager has donned her pinny to cook hundreds of meals for vulnerable residents in supported accommodation in Suffolk during the Covid-19 pandemic. When the lockdown measures were enforced across the country, it meant that activities with residents in Riverside’s supported housing services were temporarily stalled to ensure that social distancing guidelines from the

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Riverside reaches out for lasting change for those impacted by homelessness in Wakefield

Riverside’s outreach support workers in Wakefield, Craig Bond and Pam Hardcastle

Riverside’s outreach team has supported 16 rough sleepers with complex needs off the streets of Wakefield and into accommodation during the COVID crisis. Assisted by the Government’s drive to get those impacted by homelessness off the streets and into longer-term accommodation during the pandemic, over the last few months rough sleeper numbers have reduced significantly

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What will we take forward from the coronavirus crisis?

As we slowly return to normal, we should remember the fortitude and solidarity shown during the crisis and use it to tackle the challenges we still face, writes Riversides Chief Executive Carol Matthews…. While the last few months have been nothing like normal, it does feel like there’s a degree of normality returning to work and

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Riverside runners and riders clock up 17,000km and raise £9,000 for Church Homeless Trust

Over 80 staff at Riverside took part in the “Stretch Yourself for CHT” in June, which aimed to raise money for the Church Homeless Trust’s (CHT) emergency Covid fund. Times are harder than ever for people affected by homelessness. CHT is a small independent charity that raises funds to support homeless people and Riverside staff

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Riverside team making a difference by supporting customers in Gloucester

Gloucester customer on her phone.

As we emerge from lockdown, the Riverside team continues to go above and beyond by providing vital additional support to customers affected by homelessness, keeping them off the streets of Gloucester in safe accommodation. Staffing levels have been maintained throughout the pandemic, with colleagues continuing to deliver 24/7 advice and guidance for their 70 customers

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Armed Forces Day: Jason’s road to recovery thanks to The Beacon

Jason Zerafa_is a resident at The Beacon.

On Armed Forces Day, Jason Zerafa shares his story of how The Beacon has helped him rediscover his identity and he’s now helping others at the supported housing service for veterans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Beacon is our homeless veterans’ accommodation in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. I served with 4 Rifles Regiment and moved

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