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LGBT through different eyes

Riverside is proud to say it welcomes employees from a wide range of backgrounds. Here two BME colleagues share their very different experiences of the LGBT community.   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

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Framework that helped deliver £1/2bn new homes boost is renewed

A framework that helped housing associations boost efficiency and invest more than £1/2billion in thousands of new homes has been relaunched for a further four years. Cutting Edge established a go-to pool of consultants, contractors and architects for six North West-based landlords to use, saving them time and money, and allowing construction to begin up

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Sparkle with Pride

Liverpool Pride

By Simon Allcock, Care and Support Regional Operations Manager As Liverpool Pride approaches and people across the country take to the streets to celebrate how far we’ve come in terms of LGBT rights, I’d like you to consider a few questions. How can someone live in a nice flat in a well-thought-of small community for

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We need to speak up on behalf of our sector

The sector must do more to shape the narrative around social housing after Grenfell

The sector must do more to shape the narrative around social housing after Grenfell, says Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive The last few weeks have presented huge dilemmas for those of us working in social housing, especially for landlords who own or manage high and medium rise buildings. And whilst our focus has rightly been on urgently assessing

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#NoBystanders… Together we can make a difference

#nobystanders Stonewall campaign

July is Pride month and it is great to see so many opportunities for the LGBT community and our allies to celebrate.  It is important to remember that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, hate and abuse is still very much a part of life for many within the LGBT community. #NoBystanders is the Stonewall campaign

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Our Pride in Hull

Pride in Hull

By Mark Cook, Care and Support Area Manager Pride in Hull is an annual event, aiming to offer a platform to Hull and East Yorkshire’s LGBT community and to raise awareness of LGBT issues. It’s always a special event, but this year it’s even more so as Hull hosts the first ever national UK Pride,

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Stoke-on-Trent housing development wins Building Excellence award

Compendium Living’s regeneration project Weston Heights has won won a Building Excellence award at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards for the West Midlands region.

A Stoke-on-Trent housing development has recently won a Building Excellence award at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards for the West Midlands region. Compendium Living’s regeneration project Weston Heights just off Weston Road, a development of 280 new homes with a new neighbourhood park and recreational spaces in Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent, won

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Wirral woman banned from keeping pets at property

Riverside News Update

A Wirral woman has been banned from keeping pets at her flat and ordered to not cause a nuisance to neighbours after being taken to court by her housing association. The tenant, of Rockybank Road in Birkenhead, breached her tenancy agreement by keeping two dogs in the property, which disturbed other residents with their barking

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Homeless service, Willow Walk, turned my life around

Kevin Scanlon at Willow Walk in Cambridge

Father-of-two Kevin Scanlon, 51, from Ely, served his country in the Army and ended up homeless. But Willow Walk helped him get his life back on track… and he even ended up managing the scheme to help other homeless people rebuild their lives. He tells his story….   “I was born in London and grew

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£1million refurbishment for Willow Walk, a 200-year-old listed building to help homeless in Cambridge

Riverside staff and residents past and presents raise a glass with guests to celebrate the refurbishment of Willow Walk homeless housing support in Cambridge.

An historic building that’s been supporting homeless people in Cambridge since the 1800s has been given a £1million makeover. Willow Walk was officially re-opened yesterday after being transformed into a modern, welcoming space for residents to enjoy. Run by housing association Riverside, it helps rough sleepers, providing accommodation and support for men and women aged

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