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Trans communities and mental health

By Michael Gill, Service Manager As Co-chair of Riverside’s LGBT network Spectrum, I wanted to discuss some of the challenges faced by the trans community during Mental Health Awareness Week. In the latest version of the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), gender dysphoria – a condition where a person experiences discomfort

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Why mental health matters at Riverside

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Fran Stulberg, Chair of Riverside’s disability staff group Enable, which leads on mental health at the organisation, looks at why it’s so important for businesses to focus on employee wellbeing.   Why is it important for associations to highlight mental health? Poor mental health is not a thing to be

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How the Riverside team running A Bed Every Night shelter are changing lives in Greater Manchester

Riverside's Eleanor Watts and Simon Partington with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnhan.

Riverside runs an A Bed Every Night shelter in Crumpsall, making use of an unused former children’s home to create much needed 38-bed multi-occupancy accommodation for people affected by homelessness. Over the past six months, since the A Bed Every Night scheme was officially started by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Riverside has

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Living with PMDD

During premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) awareness month, Riverside Housing Services Processing Officer Katarina Fleming-Scott talks about her eight-year battle with the debilitating monthly condition.   I have a condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) which is like a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is a condition that is becoming better known, but even now in the UK, it is

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Hardwick House wins Community Civic Award!

Hardwick House in Middlesbrough won a Community Civic Award 2019 for the Improving Employment Opportunities for Residents.

A Riverside housing scheme that supports veterans experiencing homelessness has won a prestigious community award. Hardwick House in Middlesbrough scooped the Improving Employment Opportunities for Residents accolade in the Community Civic Awards 2019. The annual ceremony took place at Middlesbrough Town Hall to celebrate the town’s unsung community heroes. Hardwick House was up against two

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I, like many people today, had no idea about the width and range of opportunities that there are in the housing sector

Riverside is unlocking the world of career opportunities in housing… Carol Matthews, our Chief Executive, shares her own views on the value and importance of apprenticeships.   My own career began as a Housing Officer with Sheffield City Council.  This was a very happy accident as I applied for the job with two purposes in

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Riverside launches £50k community chest to help fund local projects in Halton Lea

Palace Fields estate in Halton Lea.

The Community Chest Fund has been made possible thanks to housing association Riverside to build stronger communities in Hallwood Park and Palace Fields, as part of a commitment to invest £20 million over 10 years. Voluntary sector organisations, registered charities, schools and residents are welcome to bid for a grant. They will need to demonstrate

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