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New research to create a roadmap to end veterans’ homelessness in the UK

A new research study has been launched with the aim of creating a roadmap to end homelessness for British military veterans. Pre-coronavirus estimates indicate that between 100 and 400 veterans sleep rough every year and a further 3,000 to 4,000 face homelessness. Veterans often leave the Armed Forces with no adult experience of finding housing. Helping

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Army veteran’s personal battle after hitting rock bottom

Mark Dunn from Hardwick House

“I’ve found who I am, and now I’m me and it’s amazing,” is an army veteran’s reaction after receiving help from a supported housing service as he urges others to do the same. Trauma can come in many forms and manifest over time. For Mark Dunn the death of his grandparents who raised him and

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Riverside and One Housing Groups in partnership talks

The Riverside Group and One Housing have announced plans to form a complementary partnership. This follows a shared recognition that we are better and stronger together; and that when we combine we will be able to do more for our customers and the communities we serve. Initially there will be limited impact to our services

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Why celebrating Pride is more important than ever

By John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support and Executive Sponsor of our LGBTIQ+ staff network Spectrum. Why Pride?  I know some people are asking why the UK still needs LGBTIQ+ events when in some respects our community has never had it so good. With so many improvements in the equality laws and high-profile

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Second largest ever Unlawful Profit Order after huge tenancy fraud

A woman who unlawfully sub-let her social housing property has been ordered to pay more than £155,000 in one of the largest cases of its kind. Miss Adejoke Patience Ologe, aged 56, had rented out the two-bedroom flat in Camberwell, South London to two women and their children despite renting the accommodation herself from Riverside

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Pet-friendly homes boost health of Riverside’s customers in Kent

The Quays

Riverside’s pet-friendly policy is having a hugely positive impact on the health and well-being of customers at their supported accommodation for people at risk of homelessness in Kent. Dogs, cats and fish are among the pets which can stay with their owners in their homes at The Quays in Sittingbourne, which supports people with complex

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Jobs created from new supported housing service opening in Liverpool

A new £3m supported housing facility for people with eligible care and support needs is opening in Liverpool, creating nearly 40 jobs. Shackleton View and Gardens in Walton consists of 22 one-bedroom apartments, offering supported living for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs to enable them to live independently. The development is being

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For too many residents, Universal Credit is still failing to prevent hardship

Emily Pumford, our Policy and Strategy Advisor, says it’s time to reduce the five week wait for Universal Credit. Reduce the wait so people can cover their basic needs without the worry of rent arrears and other debt. Over the last three years we’ve commissioned an independent survey of our customers who are claiming Universal

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Riverside pays tribute to Doris Adeyinka

Tribute to Doris Adeyinka

Doris Adeyinka was a much-loved friend and colleague during her four years working at Riverside’s supported housing services Blackmore House, The Boundaries and Lucas Court in Essex. The mum-of-two from London, who also worked in Riverside’s retirement living services previously, enjoyed the flexibility of relief work and bypassed several opportunities to apply for permanent posts.

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