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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 tiling

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Family evicted after causing two-year misery to neighbourhood

Riverside News Update

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.

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Registered Care Manager – what’s it like delivering this role?

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 learning

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Time for the housing sector to own changes

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 important

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Protecting rough sleepers during the second wave

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 is

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First homelessness service for LGBTQ+ community opens in Manchester

Elaine grey coat with Riverside's Eleanor Watts at the service

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 they

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Riverside completes £150m private bond issue with international investor

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 to

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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 an

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