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Lessons from Kerslake can help councils avoid surge in homelessness

As we approach World Homeless Day, Exec Director John Glenton reflects on how the recently published Kerslake Commission report into rough sleeping offers the Government a ready-made blueprint to end homelessness.  On the eve of World Homeless Day, as we approach the winter, the pressures on those at risk of homelessness are increasing. In July

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Inclusivity for a diverse workforce

By Emily McEvoy, Talent Acquisistion Assistant I am a lesbian woman in her 20s but my sexuality isn’t something I really think about so much these days, it is completely natural to me. I feel eternally grateful to those before me who fought for our rights as LGBT people and paved the way for me

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LGBT and mental health

By Lee Buss-Blair, Director of Operations We often talk about the importance of being able to be your authentic self at work, and of visible role models. But why is that, why are these things so important? I’m a man of a certain age, and while it would be impolite to ask me what age

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Respecting diversity on Bi Visibility Day 

By John Glenton, Spectrum Executive Sponsor   This month, the final touches are being made to our annual Stonewall Workplace Equality Index submission and I am proud that we have been a Stonewall top 100 company for the past eight years.  I know some people may ask that with all the priorities we have at Riverside like improving our customer experience and the important merger work with One Housing, why do we still focus our energy on these

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Bi Visibility 2021 

  By Jenny Crocker, Specrtum Co-Chair   Bi Visibility Month and, in particular Bi Visibility Day, is a time to recognise and celebrate bisexuality, bi history, community and culture.    Bisexual is an umbrella terms used to refer to sexual orientations which express sexual and/or emotional attraction to more than one gender, or regardless of gender. However, many people who do not identify as gay or straight also do not identify

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Councillors approve plans for Lambeth regeneration site

Plans for a 441-home development in Lambeth have been approved by councillors, subject to a planning agreement being finalised. Bellway London Partnerships and The Riverside Group are to deliver the one, two, three and four-bedroom homes at the development at Geoffrey Close Estate, off Flaxman Road. The joint venture, which was given the green light

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Veterans’ mental health funding: without further intervention services will collapse

Our Director of Operations and Veterans’ Lead, Lee Buss-Blair, welcomes new veterans’ mental health funding – but this funding alone won’t enable us to address the wider problem of veteran homelessness: “The Government’s £2.7m pledge to support military veterans’ mental health is very welcome, however there remains major gaps in funding for veterans experiencing homelessness

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Remembering Karen Lewis

It’s with incredible sadness that we share the news that Karen Lewis, Head of Business Management in Asset Services has passed away after a short but brave battle with cancer. Karen was a much beloved member of our team, always championing the customer experience and never afraid to challenge conventional thinking. She loved both learning

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