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LGBT+ History Month

As LGBT+ Month comes to an end, Michael Gill, Co-chair of Spectrum, looks back on the events that have shaped that history for the community. LGBT+ History Month is great time to reflect on the LGBT+ rights that we enjoy in the UK – many of which have been fought for, but we now tend

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Riverside named best LGBT-friendly employer in housing sector

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We’re proud to announce that Riverside has been named the top housing organisation in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality by LGBT rights charity Stonewall. We have placed 12th in Stonewall’s 2022 Top 100 Employers List, climbing an impressive 45 places from our previous position of 57 in 2020! Stonewall’s Top 100 is

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LGBT History Month February 2022

As we head into LGBT+ History Month, our Equality & Diversity Manager Lyn Bowker talks about the importance of LGBT history and how we can help members of the LGBT+ community feel welcome and accepted in 2022 and beyond. I am proud to work at Riverside, as we prepare to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, an

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Riverside welcome new Government commitment to end veteran rough sleeping

A new Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan has been launched by Government which makes more than 60 pledges to former service personnel including making a commitment to end veteran rough sleeping by the end of this parliament. Nationally estimates indicate that between 100 and 400 veterans sleep rough ever year and a further 3,000 to 4,000 face homelessness

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Changes are coming to Cumbria Choice 2022

We wish to provide our customers and applicants with an overview of the changes to the Cumbria Choice Policy and system that we will be making in 2022. During a consultation with customers and our stakeholders in 2020, we were informed that our customers wanted an easy-to-understand policy and a simple system that would function

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One Housing Group joins The Riverside Group

One Housing Group has today joined The Riverside Group following formal registration with the Financial Conduct Authority. Last month, the Boards of The Riverside Group and One Housing Group gave their approval for One Housing to join Riverside as a subsidiary, creating one of the country’s largest association groups, with over 75,000 homes. It followed

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Manchester United legend Denis Irwin goes back to school in Carlisle

Manchester United legend Denis Irwin recently visited Richard Rose Central Academy, a school which receives funding and support from Riverside in partnership with Manchester United Foundation and Carlisle United Community Sports Trust. The school benefits from the presence of a full-time Foundation coach, who works with the students, feeder primary schools and within the local

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