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New initiative helps entrenched rough sleepers in to their own home

Peter, 40, intermittently slept rough for more than six years but has now moved into a one-bedroom terrace in the city. Under Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP) he is the first person to move into a property with social housing provider Riverside.

A man who has spent six years living on the streets now has a place to call home thanks to new funding to convert much-needed properties in Liverpool. Peter, 40, intermittently slept rough for more than six years but has now moved into a one-bedroom terrace in the city. Under Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP)

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021 – Maya’s success story

For National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we profile Maya Joseph who achieved her Level 4 Data Analyst Apprentice at Riverside. Why did you apply to be an apprentice? I’ve always enjoyed problem solving and using data to find solutions that can benefit people so I was excited when I found out that I could complete a

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Young customer joins Evolve on an apprenticeship through the support of Riverside’s Employment and Training service.

Riverside’s Employment and Training team help a young customer get an apprenticeship as a painter and decorator with their repairs and maintenance partners Evolve. Aidan Pitcher aged 18 from South Shields, Tyneside, was one of two young people to apply for the apprenticeship vacancy with Evolve.   He previously had an apprenticeship with a local tiling

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Family evicted after causing two-year misery to neighbourhood

Riverside News Update

A family who terrorised a North Tyneside neighbourhood, making residents lives a misery over a two-year period have been evicted from their home. Tenant David Ellis, 57, and his two adult children were evicted after continually breaching their tenancy agreement with anti-social behaviour, criminal activity and carrying out threats towards neighbours who lived in fear.

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Registered Care Manager – what’s it like delivering this role?

Jamie Cooper is a Registered Care Manager at Riverside. In her blog she offers a little insight into what it’s like delivering this role. I’ve been with Riverside for 6 years, and joined as a Team Leader at Laurel Court in Huddersfield, where I’m now the Registered Manager. The majority of our customers have learning

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Time for the housing sector to own changes

With the government’s Social Housing White Paper published, our Chief Executive Carol Matthews says it is time to explore how the housing sector can ‘own’ any changes. I was extremely saddened to read Meghan Markle’s piece about the loss of her baby and the fact that she is very rarely asked the simple but important

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Protecting rough sleepers during the second wave

Riverside’s John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support, reflects on Everybody In and how properly-funded emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough must be the priority going forward… As we have been living with the impacts of Covid for almost nine months I think we sometimes forget that the Government and the civil service is

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