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Dreadlocks grown for dad get chopped off for charity

Graham Taylor, Riverside customer at Newbury House in Manchester, gets his dreadlocks cut off by barber Raimi Shoneye, watched by Riverside support worker Wendy Foran and Riverside team Kerry Kelly, (left) and Ross Jenkins.

A former homeless man who grew dreadlocks for 25 years in memory of his dad has chopped them off to help people fight cancer. Graham Barrington Taylor’s father William passed away from lung cancer in 1992 and a shocked Graham stopped getting his hair cut. In the following years, his curly locks became dreadlocks –

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Street Buddies wins volunteer award by the Mayor of London!

Street Buddies scooped the Supporting and Inspiring accolade at the Team London Awards 2017.

A Riverside project that supports homeless people has won a prestigious award from London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Street Buddies scooped the Supporting and Inspiring accolade at the Team London Awards 2017. The annual ceremony took place last night (November 6) at City Hall, recognising volunteers and volunteering projects that do great things for the capital.

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Riverside’s homeless veterans campaign scoops prestigious Northern Marketing Award

Riverside’s Corporate Marketing team picked up the award for Best Not-For-Profit Campaign at the annual Northern Marketing Awards last night. More than 400 people attended the event in Manchester to celebrate and reward marketing excellence in the region. The award was for the Hardwick House digital marketing campaign, which used targeted Facebook and Twitter adverts

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Riverside gives cautious welcome to Government’s proposed funding for supported housing

As a major provider of housing with care and support, Riverside has cautiously welcomed yesterday’s Ministerial statement (October 31), setting out proposals for a new funding system for supported housing. The 52,500-home housing association is pleased that the Government has moved a long way from its original plan to restrict housing benefit to Local Housing

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Riverside reaction to Government announcement that LHA cap for supported and social housing to be scrapped

Riverside News Update

Riverside – one of the country’s leading providers of housing, care and support – today welcomed the Government’s decision to drop the LHA cap for all social housing. The not-for-profit, charitable housing association group has been a leading voice in a sector-wide campaign to halt plans to cap housing benefit to the Local Housing Allowance

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Extreme 400km charity bike ride from Leicester to Carlisle in two days!

A cycling duo took on an extreme Tour de France-style cycling challenge to help people fight cancer. David Taylor and Simon Allcock cycled over 400km (255 miles) from Leicester to Carlisle in two days, staying overnight in Liverpool, to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It is the longest ride they have ever embarked on,

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LGBT hate crime on the rise

LGBT views

During National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Mark Cook, Care and Support Regional Manager, looks at a new report suggesting LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.

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Support for hate crime victims as figures rise

New figures released today show a worrying surge in hate crime. According to Home Office figures, hate crime offences recorded by the police rose by a record 29% to 80,393 incidents in the 12 months to March 2017. Figures showed a spike in hate crime following the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester earlier this

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National Coming Out Day

John Glenton, Riverside's Executive Director for Care and Support

On National Coming Out Day, John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support and Co-Chair of our LGBT group Spectrum, looks at the importance of being yourself in the workplace.

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World Mental Health Day

Most people spend a large proportion of their time at work, and in recognition this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health in the workplace’. Executive Directors Ian Gregg and John Glenton explore what Riverside is doing to support colleagues suffering with mental health issues.

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