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What it’s like to live at our Laurel Court service

Laurel Court provides a safe environment for people with learning disabilities to live independently in Huddersfield. Our dedicated team are on site 24 hours a day and enable our customers to reach their potential, build on life skills and increase quality of life through person-centred planning.  Here, customer Jane (fictional name) who has a diagnosed

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What it’s like to live at our Redwood Glades extra care scheme

Alan is a customer at Redwood Glades – one of our intergenerational extra care schemes in Hull. Alan receives the support he needs to live independently and the sense of community that has developed at the scheme has built his confidence and made a real difference to his life. Here Alan explains a bit about

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Celebrating Lesbian Visibility Week


This week is Lesbian Visibility Week. To mark the occasion, Chief Financial Officer Cris McGuinness talks about changing times and the importance of visible lesbian leaders. The other day, in a meandering dinner time conversation about all manner of things – my teenage daughter, asked me how, when I was young(er), I knew which girls

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Life-changing job for young mum and Riverside tenant Charlotte

Lettings Assistant Charlotte

At Riverside, our Employment and Training team are always here for customers who are looking for support with work and development, both within our organisation and with other employers. Through the government’s Kickstart Scheme, we’ve recently supported young mum and Riverside tenant Charlotte to join our Lettings team. Charlotte had previously been struggling to find

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Update for Riverside customers in Cumbria – change to Cumbria Choice

Cumbria Choice is the county’s choice-based lettings scheme. If you live in a Riverside property in Cumbria and are thinking of moving. It’s worth reading their update below about key improvements they are making to services. Message from Cumbria Choice We wish to provide our customers and applicants with an overview of the changes to

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Cambridge Young Futures Partnership

We’re delighted to be part of the newly launched Young Futures Partnership delivering housing related support to young people across Cambridgeshire. As a partner in the Young Futures Partnership (YFP) we are pleased to share that we have been awarded the Young People’s Housing Related Support service, which provides support and accommodation for young people

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Early Day Motion calls for long-term funding to support homeless veterans

With Armed Forces Day approaching, Wendy Chamberlain MP has submitted an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to commit to long – term sustainable funding and the provision of specialist support for veterans at risk of homelessness. The motion welcomes the UK Government’s commitment to end veterans’ rough sleeping by 2024, and thanks Riverside,

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Facing the future

I’m really looking forward to our first in person Stakeholder Strategy Day for three years and the opportunity it gives us to bring board members, customers and colleagues together to discuss our future direction.

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Raising awareness for Bi+ Health Month

By Jenny Crocker, Spectrum Co-Chair  In an exciting turn of events, I am writing a BiBlog in March and not in September as I have done previously to recognise Bi Visibility Month and Bi Visibility Day. That’s because March is Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth), which is a campaign led annually by the Bisexual Resource Center to raise awareness

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Riverside customers praise “beautiful” new homes in Radcliffe-on-Trent

Two Riverside customers have spoken of their joy after moving into their new homes in the Shelford Road development in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. Both customers have moved into shared ownership homes in the first phase of the £4.1m development, which offers a range of properties including two or three bedroom houses, one and two bedroom bungalows

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