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Straight ally Simon shortlisted for LGBT award

LGBT Awards

One of Riverside’s leading voices for LGBT rights has been shortlisted for a national award.

Simon Allcock, Regional Operations Manager in Riverside’s South and Central division, has been named as one of the country’s top straight allies by the British LGBT Awards.

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Consultation reveals regional inequality of supported housing LHA caps

The Boundaries

The Government consultation on the funding of supported housing closed on 13 February and we must now await the Green Paper in the spring which will set out further detailed information. Riverside advocates the need for supported housing funding reform as the current system is unsustainable, and there is much to welcome in the Government’s

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Flagship development shortlisted for ‘Best New Development in the North’ award

One of Riverside’s affordable home developments has been shortlisted for a prestigious First Time Buyer Readers’ Award 2017. Eardley Park in Congleton has been shortlisted for ‘Best New Development in the North’ category. Riverside Home Ownership is competing against three other contenders. This category is a new addition to the usual 15 awards roll. It

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Residents urged to have their say on future of Bromley estates

Residents are being invited to share their views on multi-million pound proposals to regenerate two Bromley estates. Riverside is asking people living in Pike Close and Calverley Close to have a say on what’s important to them. The housing association is planning to invest millions of pounds to build warmer homes that are cheaper for

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Join us and make a difference

Scrutiny panel

We are running a recruitment campaign to get more tenants, residents and customers involved in improving the services we deliver. You can help by telling us what you think, help us to shape the service you receive or be the voice of your local community. Ways to get involved We know that you are at

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New affordable home ownership made possible with £15m funding

Hundreds of more people will be able to get a foot on the property ladder after Riverside secured over £15 million to build more than 500 new homes. We were successful in securing funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme to give more people the opportunity to have an

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Housebuilding should be a key role in government’s plans

alvaston derby

Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive, looks at how building more affordable homes in the North will help retain talent and rebalance the economy. The government has rightly identified the lack of available and affordable good quality homes as potentially the biggest social policy challenge facing this country. I understand that the much-anticipated Housing White Paper will shortly

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Supported Housing: the new North South Divide

Carol Matthews

Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive, examines the regional disparities of Local Housing Allowance rates. Supported housing is high cost and low margin social housing provision, it provides homes and services for the most vulnerable people in society. The Government has acknowledged its importance in the recent consultation document, but the decision to change the way supported housing is

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Help is at hand for tenants affected by Benefit Cap

Stephen Chapman, Riverside’s Community Engagement Project Manager, explains the impact the Benefit Cap is having on tenants. As anyone working in housing knows, changes to the welfare system have come thick and fast in recent years. Now the £20,000-a-year Benefit Cap has been rolled out nationwide, we know that around 250 Riverside customers are affected

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