News & blog

Find out more about what we are up to now.

Co-production Week 2023 – Mickey’s story

I joined Riverside in 2016 as a support worker at Old Tea Warehouse, a supported accommodation project for homeless adults between 18 and 65, having previously worked in a night shelter in St Albans for a few years. Since then, I have undertaken a variety of different roles, managing Supported Accommodation, Retirement Living and Floating

Read more

83,602 thank yous for Marie Curie fundraising efforts

Corporate charity partnership with Marie Curie

After four successful years of fundraising, we’ve now come to the end of our corporate charity partnership with Marie Curie, an incredible cause that provides care and support for people living with terminal illness and their families. Since 2019, colleagues and customers across Riverside have raised a staggering £83,602.10 for Marie Curie, all thanks to

Read more

Riverside set to transform more than 1,000 homes through £26m decarbonisation project

£26 million decarbonisation project

More than 1,000 Riverside families and customers are set to receive transformative new energy efficiency works to their homes thanks to a £26million new investment. A combination of £12.7m of Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) money, secured via the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), and an additional £13m from Riverside, will fund

Read more

Riverside announces new customer research partner

Riverside can today announce a new long-term research partnership with social and market research agency, IFF Research. From July, IFF will become Riverside’s partner, asking customers for independent, confidential feedback across a range of services that Riverside provides. You can find more information on the range of customer satisfaction surveys they will help Riverside to

Read more

Men’s Health Week – Spotlight on trans men’s health

Spotlight on trans men’s health, written by Michael Gill, Co-chair of Pride Network. Michael consulted with Christian Owens who is a transgender man and Founder at GenderSpaceUK. Christian is a professional speaker who has worked with Riverside to deliver Trans Awareness education by sharing his personal journey and lived experience of gender transition.

Read more

Volunteers Week 2023 – John’s story

“I started volunteering in January 2017 with the intention of gaining experience working in the support services sector. At the time I was living in a supported accommodation for people facing issues around drugs and alcohol, after losing my job and becoming homeless. I had an old friend who worked for Riverside after volunteering himself

Read more

Volunteers Week 2023 – Jo-Anne’s story

“Living in Leicester, I am based at Riverside’s Leicester Office and manage Repairs and Maintenance in the Central Region. As a local person I have always wanted to do something for my community and so, a little while ago I volunteered as a school governor for an inner-city secondary school, Moat Community College. When I

Read more

Riverside to gift buildings to support charity Autism Together in Wirral

Gifting buildings to Autism Together

Riverside is to gift three buildings to the charity, Autism Together, to support their work in Bromborough on the Wirral. The Grade II-listed Enterprise Centre, Giles Shirley Hall and the former St Matthews Church building, all on York Street, will be given to the charity to further their work. They had previously been leased to

Read more

GROW – Kerry’s story

I was living in refuge accommodation in 2016 with my newborn son after fleeing an abusive relationship. Up until this point I had completed A levels at school but hadn’t had a permanent meaningful job. I took on various admin roles through agencies whilst I looked for something more permeant. I came across the role

Read more

Apprenticeship Q&A – Kieran’s story

Why did you apply to be an apprentice? I wanted to become an apprentice as it was a way for me to get hands on experience onsite, whilst also getting the time in the classroom to fully understand all aspects of being an electrician. As opposed to going university where you just don’t get as

Read more