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Your Retirement Living – Winter 2018

Health and Wellbeing Highlights…  The last few months have seen more and more tenants accessing our health and wellbeing service and a range of interesting and intriguing activities taking place in Retirement Living schemes across the country. Some highlights include: Dogs Trust – Pet Therapy October saw the Pet Therapy dogs visiting schemes nationally delivering

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World AIDS Day – why it’s important to know your status

By John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support On 1 December we marked the 30th annual World AIDS Day. The theme this year is ‘know your status’, encouraging people to be aware of their HIV infection status and to access HIV prevention, treatment and care services.  Only 75% of people living with HIV are

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We can’t just sit back and wait following Social Housing Green Paper consultation

Roof tops in Headingley, Leeds.

Now it’s time to get on with our real response to the Social Housing Green Paper, says Riverside’s Chief Executive, Carol Matthews. Many of us have been busy over the past few months thinking how best to respond to the Social Housing Green Paper consultation. There’s been lots of debate over league tables, consumer ratings and whether and how

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Keeping warm this winter

As the cold weather sets in, we want to make sure you’re comfortable at home. There are some common problems that can happen around the house during the winter months, but some of them can be easily prevented or resolved, without you needing to call us. Here’s what you can do to look after your

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Remembrance Sunday: Where’s Home?

Simon Allcock, Riverside’s Head of Projects

To commemorate Remembrance Sunday (November 11), Simon Allcock, Riverside’s Head of Projects, reflects on the challenges faced by ex-service personnel when they leave the Armed Forces, and asks where’s home for them? Talk to anyone about joining the armed services and it won’t be long before the subject of ‘home’ comes up. Joining the services

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Riverside’s £1m investment fund to support projects to prevent homelessness

Ali Clintworth, Impact Fund Manager.

Following the recent allocation of the Government’s Life Chances Fund to tackle social issues, Ali Clintworth, Riverside’s Impact Fund Manager, highlights how organisations can apply for Riverside’s £1m investment fund to run new services to prevent homelessness. The Government recently announced details about the 22 projects who will benefit from the £48 million The Life

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Changes necessary if Universal Credit is to work for people living in supported housing, says housing coalition

Riverside News Update

Providers responsible for more than a quarter of supported housing for people with experience of homelessness in the UK – Riverside, YMCA, St Mungo’s and The Salvation Army – have today released research, which outlines a number of difficulties their residents face when attempting to make and maintain a claim for Universal Credit. As a

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