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Sometimes we need to rewrite the rule books

Despite the coronavirus crisis, looking ahead Carol Matthews is hoping a revised Treasury Green Book will help with levelling up the economy…. Budget Day seems like a long time ago. The events of the past fortnight have been extraordinary, forcing us to urgently rethink how we do things, both at home and at work. Everywhere

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Coronavirus – information for customers

We appreciate what an uncertain and worrying time this is for our customers across the country. We are continually monitoring Government advice and as a result have introduced a number of changes to our services. This is to ensure we minimise risks to the health and safety of our customers and staff whilst also trying

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Runcorn children put their best foot forward with a little help from Riverside

Hundreds of Runcorn children are putting their best foot forward and walking to school thanks to a new community project. The partnership, between Living Streets– the UK charity for everyday walking – Riverside and local schools, is part of Riverside’s £20m, 10 year commitment to regenerating the Halton Lea area. It means the school children

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Riverside acquires homes from Hyde Group in Kent

Riverside has today confirmed the purchase and took over the management of 401 homes in the South East of England The acquisition of the 401 of homes, which are spread across the Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway, Towns, Swale and Tunbridge Wells areas of Kent, follows a successful bidding process and consultation period with residents.

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Housing First: does it work?

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Ahead of the Housing First conference which was scheduled to take place on Mon 16th April, Adele Arnold, Riverside Service Manager for our RSI funded Housing First service in Medway writes about her experience with the model.  Well let’s start with – I truly do love my job as Medway Housing First Service Manager. When

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Riverside response to official rough sleeping figures

Riverside Street Buddy Ashley Maigwa chats to a homeless man on the streets of Westminster.

John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside, said: “Ending rough sleeping in this Parliament should be a top priority of this Government. It is an achievable goal this Government can deliver for the people of this country with relatively modest funding levels. “The 9% drop in rough sleeping is very welcome and

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The decade challenge in homelessness services – moving on from a traumatised system

  As the UK’s largest provider of supported housing for those affected by homelessness Riverside is close to completing one of the largest research projects in our 90-year history. The research asked those directly involved in commissioning homelessness services what the most significant changes had been for them. The report – entitled ‘A Traumatised System’

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020: Riverside provides support to Halton resident applying for apprenticeships

Vanessa Shaw, Riverside’s Employment and Training Officer, explains how she has helped a resident in her area successfully apply for an apprenticeship, and is now developing a career working with children. I’ve been working with Lucy a Halton resident, for almost four years. She was referred to one of my work club sessions via Halton

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