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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

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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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Meet Jack – National Apprenticeship Week

Jack Bradshaw Riverside apprentice

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside are sharing their stories about how working with us has transformed their lives.  Meet Jack Bradshaw – Digital Inclusion Apprentice “I wanted to become an apprentice because although I had done voluntary work in the community before, I knew I needed the appropriate training to go from simply

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Sharing the Vision – National Apprenticeship Week

RHO - Fallon Reynolds

In National Apprenticeship Week  2016 we are celebrating our apprentices by giving them the floor. Our Apprenticeship programme has only been in place for 12 months but is already proving to be a success with managers and apprentices. We spoke to Apprenticeship Manager, Holly Nicholson-Wrigley, about our new apprenticeship framework and why it’s proving so successful.

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Meet Holly, Riverside Apprenticeships Project Manager

Apprenticeships Project Manager

During National Apprenticeship Week we are celebrating apprenticeships and the positive impact that they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Today we hear from Riverside Apprenticeships Project Manager about how our own apprenticeship programme is transforming lives and adding real value to our business Riverside Apprenticeship Programme Apprenticeships are a hot topic at

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Riverside’s response to homelessness announcements #Budget2016

Riverside provide support for homeless people in Doncaster

As one of the country’s main providers of housing, training and support services for homeless people, Riverside has given a measured welcome to Chancellor George Osborne’s budget announcements around funding for homelessness prevention services today. “The Government’s proposals to turn the tide of funding cuts to supported housing services for vulnerable people is very welcome

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Meet Winston – National Apprenticeship Week

Winston former Grow Trainee

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside are sharing their stories about how working with us has transformed their lives.  We support workplace training opportunities for our former homeless customers. Riverside’s Giving Real Opportunities for Work (GROW) programme offers employment as part of a ten-month placement. Not only does this give essential work experience, but it

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Meet Jade – National Apprenticeship Week

WebJadeJacksonEvolveApprentice

It’s National Apprenticeship Week!  Apprentices across Riverside are telling their own stories about how working with Riverside is transforming their lives.  Today we meet Jade who is working with Evolve Facilities, part of Riverside Group delivering our repairs and maintenance service . “I started working for Evolve as an apprentice in Business Administration  in February 2015.  Before starting

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The Social Value of Employment Support

employment and training manager Nick Stephenson

    By Nick Stephenson Employment and training manager The social housing sector delivers a range of services designed to make a significant impact on improving health, finances and wellbeing for customers.  But with the mounting pressure on housing associations to find the 1% cut in rent to tenants, set out by the government in

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