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It pays off for Government to listen to the sector

As social care needs increase, the need to keep dialogue open between the sector and the government is important, writes Carol Matthews. Starts At Home Day (NHF’s annual spotlight on how supported housing transforms lives) sets the scene for my reflections on the sector’s achievement in securing a sustainable future for our customers. A recent

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Riverside making a difference in the community

Riverside's housing officer Mark Nockles with partners on Newcastle clean up day.

Residents on a Newcastle estate had the chance to get rid of unwanted items free of charge when an autumn clean-up day was held to make a difference in the community. Local housing association Riverside teamed up with contractors Evolve and Building Futures East (BFE) to give tenants in the Church Walk estate a helping

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Remembering the past

At the beginning of Black History Month, Petra Davies, Project Support Assistant and member of Riverside’s BAME staff group, Origin, looks back at Liverpool’s annual Slavery Remembrance Day. Liverpool’s annual Slavery Remembrance Day is held on 23 August, the day, in 1791, when an uprising of enslaved Africans on the island of Saint Dominque (modern

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Former homeless veterans complete epic coast to coast trek across America

Two veterans from The Beacon, Riverside’s supported housing scheme in Catterick, have trekked across America for charity and returned to a hero’s welcome and a new determination to change their lives for the better. Jonny Burns (28) and Kev Carr (36) walked 1,000 miles across America to raise money for Walking With The Wounded and

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Riverside employee is first in the country to achieve new safety qualification

As part of our continued investment in compliance and safety services for customers, Riverside’s Head of Compliance Iain Hardman has become the first person in the UK to complete a nationally recognised Asset and Building Management qualification. Compliance Management is the name for the activities we undertake to make sure all of our properties are

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Why is bi visibilty so important?

Ahead of Bi Visibility Day, Jenny Crocker, Service Manager and co-Chair of Riverside’s LGBT staff group Spectrum, looks at why it’s so important that bi men and women are able to be themselves.

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Diversity in action

Mandy Lewis, Customer Service Centre Advisor, looks at how we should better represent everyone on the LGBT+ spectrum.

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Standing together

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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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I am me, who could you be?

Woz James-Synnott, Bristol-based Service Manager, talks about how coming out to colleagues as bisexual has enriched his life and the positives of being yourself in the workplace.

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Steve’s recovery journey began when he came Vaughan House

A 25-year addiction to heroin had plagued Steve Rodda’s life. The 51-year-old from Guildford has been kidnapped, attacked with an axe and has slept rough in a tent. But with support from Riverside, Steve is starting to lead the normal life he’s always craved. “I was about 18 when I started doing drugs. I smoked

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