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Impact and Riverside partnership approved

Carol Matthews Riverside Group CEO with Impact team Mark Costello Chair and Bryonie Shaw Interim Managing Director.

Shareholders at Impact Housing Association’s Annual General Meeting this week (4th June) voted with an overwhelming majority (95%) in favour of proposals to join The Riverside Group. The vote means that Impact will become a subsidiary of Riverside later in the summer, once the legal completion process is concluded. The Impact Board made a recommendation

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An annual LGBT celebration

Jenny Crocker co-chair of Spectrum

As Pride season gets underway Jenny Crocker, Service Manager and Co-Chair of Riverside’s LGBT staff group, looks at the history behind the celebrations.

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Swan street

Swan Street

In the run-up to our 90th anniversary Stakeholder Strategy Day in October we will be publishing a series of blogs. Whilst I have the dubious pleasure of penning the first, this year we have asked colleagues who are close to the front line to share their experiences of working with customers, tackling homelessness and regenerating

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Support service Engage Leeds helps 3,000 people in first year

Engage Leeds celebrate their first birthday and helping 3,000 people.

A support service which assists people in Leeds to improve their housing situation and helps prevent them from becoming homeless is celebrating its first birthday. Engage Leeds is the biggest support service in the city to aid those who are struggling with housing issues and may need extra help for issues such as mental health,

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Housing associations can end our over-reliance on a small group of big builders

Sir Oliver Letwin’s letter is encouraging for those of us who want greater diversification to ensure we are building the homes that are needed, writes Carol Matthews. The Times recently trumpeted that house-building is back at pre-crash levels. In many cities you can’t see the sky for the construction cranes. Houses are certainly being built – but

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