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National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Young customer joins Evolve on an apprenticeship through the support of Riverside’s Employment and Training service.
Riverside’s Employment and Training team help a young customer get an apprenticeship as a painter and decorator with their repairs and maintenance partners Evolve. Aidan Pitcher aged 18 from South Shields, Tyneside, was one of two young people to apply for the apprenticeship vacancy with Evolve. He previously had an apprenticeship with a local tilingRead more
A family who terrorised a North Tyneside neighbourhood, making residents lives a misery over a two-year period have been evicted from their home. Tenant David Ellis, 57, and his two adult children were evicted after continually breaching their tenancy agreement with anti-social behaviour, criminal activity and carrying out threats towards neighbours who lived in fear.Read more
Jamie Cooper is a Registered Care Manager at Riverside. In her blog she offers a little insight into what it’s like delivering this role. I’ve been with Riverside for 6 years, and joined as a Team Leader at Laurel Court in Huddersfield, where I’m now the Registered Manager. The majority of our customers have learningRead more
Construction students have developed their skills by helping to build 50 new homes for affordable rent in Carlisle. The new estate in Beverley Rise, Harraby consists of two, three and four-bedroomed properties which are all now occupied as families moved into their new homes ready for a fresh start to 2021. “When I first sawRead more
With the government’s Social Housing White Paper published, our Chief Executive Carol Matthews says it is time to explore how the housing sector can ‘own’ any changes. I was extremely saddened to read Meghan Markle’s piece about the loss of her baby and the fact that she is very rarely asked the simple but importantRead more
Riverside’s John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support, reflects on Everybody In and how properly-funded emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough must be the priority going forward… As we have been living with the impacts of Covid for almost nine months I think we sometimes forget that the Government and the civil service isRead more
‘I was drinking to feel normal – it was my medicine to function,’ reveals former rough sleeper that’s free from addiction
A former rough sleeper has fought his addictions and looking to the future now he is free from alcohol and drugs that has darkened his life for over 20 years. Wayne Mercer was in his twenties when he began taking drugs, and at 26 slowly spiralled into a heroin addiction which blighted his life forRead more
Greater Manchester’s first commissioned homeless service for people identifying as LGBTQ+ and experiencing homelessness has opened in the region. The new accommodation is situated on the outskirts of the city and has six modern flats for people aged 18 plus, providing residents a safe place that is free from discrimination, while also ensuring that theyRead more
The Riverside Group Limited (Riverside) has completed a £150m private bond issuance with Pricoa Private Capital. The private placement is split into two deferred issuances, with the first £50 million Series A note issuance to be closed in March 2021, with a maturity in 2041; and the second £100 million Series B note issuance toRead more
Riverside and its customer champions have warmly welcomed the Government’s new social housing charter.
Published this month, a white paper entitled “The Charter for Social Housing Residents” sets out to make major reforms to support housing customers in England. Drawn up in consultation with social housing customers, it pledges to reform the Regulator of Social Housing and Housing Ombudsman which regulate the sector, bring in more accountability through anRead more