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I, like many people today, had no idea about the width and range of opportunities that there are in the housing sector

Riverside is unlocking the world of career opportunities in housing… Carol Matthews, our Chief Executive, shares her own views on the value and importance of apprenticeships.   My own career began as a Housing Officer with Sheffield City Council.  This was a very happy accident as I applied for the job with two purposes in

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Riverside launches £50k community chest to help fund local projects in Halton Lea

Palace Fields estate in Halton Lea.

The Community Chest Fund has been made possible thanks to housing association Riverside to build stronger communities in Hallwood Park and Palace Fields, as part of a commitment to invest £20 million over 10 years. Voluntary sector organisations, registered charities, schools and residents are welcome to bid for a grant. They will need to demonstrate

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The Homeless Reduction Act one year on

Riverside Street Buddy Ashley Maigwa chats to a homeless man on the streets of Westminster.

John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director of Care and Support, looks at the measures councils can put in place to deliver better outcomes for people affected by homelessness and save money.  A year on from its introduction we still passionately believe the Homelessness Reduction Act has the potential to transform how we support homeless people in England. Now

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Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility

By Michael Gill, Care and Support Service Manager and Co-chair of our LGBT staff network At Riverside we truly champion diversity and inclusion. As Co-chair of Spectrum, the LGBT staff group I believe I have particular focus – to create the fairest and most welcoming environment for our LGBT colleagues from start to finish. That,

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Riverside Sign Up to Homes for Cathy Commitments

Riverside are delighted to announce that ahead of the Homes for Cathy conference, we have signed up to the Homes for Cathy commitments. Homes for Cathy is a national group of housing associations working together to end homelessness. There are nine commitments around preventing and ending homelessness which members sign up to and these have

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Boost for Rochdale community as £14m Extra Care scheme resurrected

Riverside Extra Care housing development site Langley Rochdale. On the spade (left) John Glenton Riverside Executive Director Care and Support with Cllr. Phil Burke ward councillor Rochdale Borough Council. Watched by staff from Cruden Construction , Eden Architects, Rochdale Borough Council officials and community agencies.

A £14m Extra Care housing development that was put on hold, because of the Government’s proposal to cap benefits, has been resurrected. Riverside and Rochdale Borough Council had been working on plans for the 88 unit Extra Care scheme for over-55s and 10 Shared Ownership bungalows in Langley, when Ministers announced plans to cap the

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Carlisle tenants on road to employment thanks to training programme

Riverside Carlisle Driving Back to Work course Max Steinberg CBE with trainees.

  Carlisle tenants who have signed up to a unique training programme with free driving lessons have deemed it a lifeline and a passport to gaining employment. The Driving Back to Work course is thanks to housing association Riverside who have put together a month-long course and 14 driving lessons to help their tenants get

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Smira Khalid, Housing Officer.

On International Women’s Day Smira Khalid, Riverside’s Housing Officer, talks about being the first female in her family to graduate from university and thanks her mum for inspiring her. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year and is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. Its roots date back to 1909 when the

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