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Celebrating International Men’s Day

On International Men’s Day, Care & Support Director of Operations Lee Buss-Blair talks about how ‘real’ men can still lead by example without having to conform to gender stereotypes – and can even use jazz hands if they want! The main purpose of International Men’s Day this year is to highlight the positive value men

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Digital tablets provide lifeline for Wirral residents

A Wirral man has been gifted a digital tablet, providing him a lifeline to the outside world during the Covid-19 pandemic while he is recovering from a stroke. In 2014 Mr Steven Cavanagh suffered a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage, which is a rare type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain. Since

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Tributes paid to former Riverside Chairman

Riverside pays tribute to Professor John Tarn OBE who sadly passed away on Sunday (November 8).   Professor John Tarn OBE, former Chairman of The Riverside Group, has passed away, aged 85. He had been unwell for some time. During a long and distinguished career as Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, and

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Riverside’s response to £15m funding announced to support people affected by homelessness

John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside, said: “’Everyone In’ has been one of this government’s key achievements during the coronavirus crisis, successfully supporting more than 29,000 vulnerable people in England in emergency accommodation and then helping two-thirds of those people to move into settled accommodation. “This new targeted Protect Programme funding

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Proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly landlord

Riverside has signed up to the HouseProud Pledge scheme designed to ensure Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer residents are able to enjoy their homes without fear of discrimination. HouseProud – the professional network for LGBTQ+ people working in the housing sector – commissioned the University of Surrey to research LGBTQ+ experiences of social housing.

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We can end Veterans’ homelessness for £3.8m

We can end Veterans’ homelessness for £3.8m – the small price to pay for housing all homeless Veterans says Lee Buss, Riverside’s Director of Operations for Care and Support. Remembrance Day is important for bringing our country together to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice in active service in all conflicts. In 2020, Remembrance

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Riverside supports fuel poverty campaign to help tenants

Riverside is one of a number of housing associations that has signed up to a campaign to end fuel poverty which will affect millions of households this winter. Housing associations supporting the drive have written open letters to the Prime Minister and the ‘big six’ raising concerns about the impending impact of Covid-19, and offered

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New career path for Riverside tenant in Wirral

Wayne Hutton, Riverside tenant from Birkenhead, Wirral.

A Wirral man is now looking to the future on a new career path thanks to Riverside’s Employment and Training team. Wayne Hutton became a Riverside tenant four years ago when he moved back to the area after working in Leamington Spa as a project manager and the contract came to an end. Finding himself

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Celebrating International Lesbian Day

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Today is International Lesbian Day. To mark the occasion, Chief Financial Officer Cris McGuinness tallks about changing times and the importance of visible lesbian leaders. The other day, in a meandering dinner time conversation about all manner of things – my teenage daughter, asked me how, when I was young(er), I knew which girls liked

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