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The Homeless Reduction Act one year on

Riverside Street Buddy Ashley Maigwa chats to a homeless man on the streets of Westminster.

John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director of Care and Support, looks at the measures councils can put in place to deliver better outcomes for people affected by homelessness and save money.  A year on from its introduction we still passionately believe the Homelessness Reduction Act has the potential to transform how we support homeless people in England. Now

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Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility

By Michael Gill, Care and Support Service Manager and Co-chair of our LGBT staff network At Riverside we truly champion diversity and inclusion. As Co-chair of Spectrum, the LGBT staff group I believe I have particular focus – to create the fairest and most welcoming environment for our LGBT colleagues from start to finish. That,

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Riverside Sign Up to Homes for Cathy Commitments

Riverside are delighted to announce that ahead of the Homes for Cathy conference, we have signed up to the Homes for Cathy commitments. Homes for Cathy is a national group of housing associations working together to end homelessness. There are nine commitments around preventing and ending homelessness which members sign up to and these have

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Boost for Rochdale community as £14m Extra Care scheme resurrected

Riverside Extra Care housing development site Langley Rochdale. On the spade (left) John Glenton Riverside Executive Director Care and Support with Cllr. Phil Burke ward councillor Rochdale Borough Council. Watched by staff from Cruden Construction , Eden Architects, Rochdale Borough Council officials and community agencies.

A £14m Extra Care housing development that was put on hold, because of the Government’s proposal to cap benefits, has been resurrected. Riverside and Rochdale Borough Council had been working on plans for the 88 unit Extra Care scheme for over-55s and 10 Shared Ownership bungalows in Langley, when Ministers announced plans to cap the

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Carlisle tenants on road to employment thanks to training programme

Riverside Carlisle Driving Back to Work course Max Steinberg CBE with trainees.

  Carlisle tenants who have signed up to a unique training programme with free driving lessons have deemed it a lifeline and a passport to gaining employment. The Driving Back to Work course is thanks to housing association Riverside who have put together a month-long course and 14 driving lessons to help their tenants get

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Smira Khalid, Housing Officer.

On International Women’s Day Smira Khalid, Riverside’s Housing Officer, talks about being the first female in her family to graduate from university and thanks her mum for inspiring her. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year and is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. Its roots date back to 1909 when the

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019: Danny’s story

Here’s Danny who works as a Housing Services Processing Officer at Riverside, and his role involves looking after customers’ accounts across the country. The 28-year-old is studying Housing Management level 2 with the Chartered Institute of Housing, and thanks to the Apprenticeship Levy it has given him the chance to gain a professional qualification and

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019: Rachael’s story

Here’s Rachael who is currently Universal Credit Manager at Riverside, her role is to make sure we’re ready to support customers who are making a claim. Rachael is 38-years-old and studying Operational and Departmental Management level 5 working in her full-time role while also looking after her two young children. What does your job entail?

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019: Tom’s story one year on

Last year we shared Tom’s story when he began studying the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) level 4 under the Apprenticeship Levy scheme. Since then the 24-year-old has been promoted from accounts payable assistant to financial accounts assistant, now looking after the fiscal records for building developments at Riverside. Today we hear more about his

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