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Riverside team making a difference by supporting customers in Gloucester

Gloucester customer on her phone.

As we emerge from lockdown, the Riverside team continues to go above and beyond by providing vital additional support to customers affected by homelessness, keeping them off the streets of Gloucester in safe accommodation. Staffing levels have been maintained throughout the pandemic, with colleagues continuing to deliver 24/7 advice and guidance for their 70 customers

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Armed Forces Day: Jason’s road to recovery thanks to The Beacon

Jason Zerafa_is a resident at The Beacon.

On Armed Forces Day, Jason Zerafa shares his story of how The Beacon has helped him rediscover his identity and he’s now helping others at the supported housing service for veterans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Beacon is our homeless veterans’ accommodation in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. I served with 4 Rifles Regiment and moved

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Armed Forces Day: How a 16-year-old army recruit bounced back

Hardwick House Nathan Millward Buckingham Palace.

Hardwick House helped “Inspirational” Nathan get back on track into a home, a job and a new life Armed Forces Day offers the public a chance to show their support for Britain’s Armed Forces community including our currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets. It’s also a time to reflect on how Britain helps

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Employability Day 2020: How we’re helping customers learn new skills and find employment even through lockdown

To mark Employability Day, Gail Jenson, Riverside’s lead for Employment and Training, talks about the change in the way they deliver services to Riverside customers who are looking for training opportunities or work. As well as supporting those who have been affected by the recent Covid-19 situation and helping them to find direction. Before the

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Men’s health and the LGBTQ+ community

By Michael Gill, Co-chair of our LGBTQ+ staff network Spectrum I was pleaed to be asked to contribute to Men’s Health Week and this year’s theme of the COVID 19 outbreak as this is so important to the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ community already faces health inequalities without a global pandemic and, because of this,

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Riverside manager receives High Sheriff of Greater Manchester award for work with rough sleepers during coronavirus pandemic

Kath Meighan with Riverside colleagues from Holiday Inn_High Sheriff Award.

A Riverside manager has been honoured with the prestigious High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Award for her work in helping rough sleepers staying in hotels during the Covid-19 lockdown. Kath Meighan works for charitable housing association Riverside who are managing emergency accommodation for homeless people at the Holiday Inn Express in Gorton, Manchester. This supported

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How my life changed for the better within a year

Lewis Love, 19, from Hull.

A Hull teenager gives thanks to Riverside for changing his life by helping with a career path and getting a home of his own. Life was very different for Lewis Love a year ago as he spent his time doing casual work as and when and didn’t know what career path he wanted to take.

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#SongsforSmiles at Newbury House

Colette Cronshaw, Riverside Project Assistant, shows how positive activities at our supported housing services such as Newbury House in Manchester are helping customers stay safe and well during the pandemic and help prevent social isolation during the lockdown. I received an invite to join the GMHAN Donation Distribution Panel (catchy eh!). It would enable me

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