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Standing together


Fran Stulberg, Chair of Riverside’s disability staff group Enable, talks about how her passion for supporting those with disabilities is echoed in her commitment to LGBT equality.

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Anti-Bullying Week- be brave, be heard and be kind

By John Glenton, Riverside’s chair of Spectrum.     This week is Anti-Bullying Week in England and the theme is making a noise about bullying. We all need to stand up and speak out against bullying, but if you are a victim it’s difficult to find the strength and confidence to challenge it. Bullying in

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Why we are proud to be part of Pride

John Glenton, director of operations in Care and Support and chair of Spectrum Pride marches across our cities have become a familiar sight during the summer months, with families enjoying celebrations across the length and breadth of the country.  This year, our staff and tenants are flying the flag for LGBT equality in Manchester, Liverpool,

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Our Pride in Hull

Pride in Hull

By Mark Cook, Care and Support Area Manager Pride in Hull is an annual event, aiming to offer a platform to Hull and East Yorkshire’s LGBT community and to raise awareness of LGBT issues. It’s always a special event, but this year it’s even more so as Hull hosts the first ever national UK Pride,

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Your retirement living

£6m facelift for schemes We spent £6million refurbishing Retirement Living schemes in the year to April – and it’s part of a bigger £27million investment programme. Now we have started consulting with even more customers about the next phase of improvements in their schemes. Celebrate, de-stress and prepare for a super sleep!  Your new Health

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Why making ‘Friends’ matters

By Roisin Rowley-Smith Communications officer While some were out spending on all things hearts and flowers this Valentine’s day, I was busy sharing the love at work. And no, I don’t have an office romance to report, but I am passionate about making Riverside an LGBT-friendly environment, so that everyone can be themselves at work.

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Site start for £25m housing scheme in Walton

Former Walton Hospital site, birthplace of Sir Paul McCartney, being replaced by mixed-use housing development Mulbury is developing scheme on behalf of Riverside New Aldi supermarket will create up to 50 jobs Construction work on a £25m pound project to regenerate the former Walton Hospital site in Liverpool with a mixed-use housing scheme is underway.

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New Year, New Start, New You

By Nick Stephenson, project manager for employment and training. As we embark on a new year, many of us face far greater challenges than keeping to the resolutions made during the festivities. The Christmas hangover can result in real financial hardship for some. Choosing to forget about the rent for a few months to recoup

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Housing conference with LGBT equality at its heart

Housing association tenants and customers who identify as lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) met to discuss issues relating to their housing needs, at a national conference held in Liverpool city centre. Riverside, which has its head office in Liverpool and properties across the country, hosted the event where customers from Merseyside, London and the

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Rent cut exemption only a halfway house for supported housing

The one-year rent cut exemption for supported housing only partly solves the problem, says Carol Matthews The government’s announcement at the end of last month of a year-long concession on rent reductions for sheltered, extra care and supported housing is a welcome step in the right direction. For Riverside this means greater security for over

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