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Big plans for new homes and services

As well as improving services for you, we want to help more people who can’t afford a home of their own, or who need support to deal with life’s challenges.  So we’ve set ourselves some ambitious goals for the next three years.  We are connecting… We’re going to continue developing our digital services so more

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Improving our services for you

Improving services

Providing you with a great service is our number one priority. Many customers are happy with Riverside but we know we can do better and we’re committed to improving. So we’re looking closely at every area of the organisation and how we work.  The aim? To spend more time in your neighbourhood and give you

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Get fit, get safe, get savvy – get together!

Get fit at Retirement Living services

Your brand new Health and Wellbeing service is coming – and we hope you’ll get involved. Aimed at Retirement Living and older customers, a range of themed, monthly activities will encourage you to: —             be ‘age-healthy’ —             be resilient —             remain independent —             maintain a feeling of physical and mental wellness. We’ve lined up a

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Riverside helped me when nobody else would…

After more than two years struggling with mounting debt, and barely managing to scrape together her weekly rent, Riverside customer Linsey reached a crisis point. With two children to look after and rent arrears, she knew she needed help… and Riverside came to the rescue… “Each week I struggled to get enough to pay the

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Let’s ensure politicians champion associations

The sector needs to push the housing agenda to political candidates ahead of the general election, says Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive Saying that we find ourselves in ‘unprecedented times’ is fast becoming a bit hackneyed. But not since the mid-1970s have we seen such quick successive general elections, not to mention a referendum on our membership of

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Promoting open conversations about mental health

Opening conversations at Riverside during Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8 to 14, 2017). Here, Helen Gore, Head of Supported Housing, reflects on Riverside’s commitment to ending the stigma surrounding depression, anxiety and other conditions… Riverside recognises that the often traumatic histories experienced by the vulnerable people in our services means many of them will face some kind of

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Removing the stigma surrounding mental health

Riverside's Chief Executive Carol Matthews signs up to the Time to Change employer pledge

By Ian Gregg, Executive Director of Asset Services I am really pleased that today Riverside has formally signed up to the Time to Change employer pledge, standing by our commitment to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health. By doing this, we’re not only showing our support for this worthwhile campaign but also striving to improve

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Supported housing: MPs call on Government to think again after hearing evidence from Riverside

A Riverside Care and Support outreach worker talks to a rough sleeper.

A cross-party report from MPs today urged the Government to scrap plans to base housing benefit funding for vulnerable people living in supported housing on private sector rents. They said that if the proposals go ahead as planned, they could lead to a serious shortfall in the availability of specialist housing for vulnerable people, including

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