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Freestyler puts her best foot forward for Riverside

Once a North West freestyle disco dance champion, Emily Harrison, is now strictly business. A mathematics graduate, the 21-year-old, is putting her numerical skills to good use as a Riverside finance and IT apprentice Why did you apply to be an apprentice? “It was a brilliant opportunity to go into a specialised area that utilises

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Bubbly Bethany sets her sights on seniority

Business Administration apprentice, Bethany Walsh, joined Riverside in July 2019. A bubbly and outgoing member of the team, she’s already playing an important role as a member of our strategy and planning team at our Head Office in Speke. The 21-year-old has enjoyed the role so much, she has now set her sights on a

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Jujitsu ace Jonathan grapples with finance at Riverside

At just 18, Jonathan Ward is already a skilled jujitsu blue belt. But now he’s also grappling with another goal – becoming a fully qualified accountant at Riverside. The Liverpool-lad, who works at our Head Office in Speke, spoke to us about his apprenticeship journey and the impact our Riverside apprenticeship scheme has had on

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20 years of helping people who are homeless in Cambridge

A man that has been helping people in Cambridge who are homeless for two decades explains his passion for continuing to work in the sector and the rewarding aspect it brings. Being able to empower people and diffuse challenging situations is a rare quality, but that is just what Jamie Butcher has been able to

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Community comes together to Keep Murdishaw Tidy

A group of determined residents have teamed up to combat fly-tipping and littering in their area. The brainchild of Amy Brown, a 28-year-old self-employed beautician from Runcorn who became fed up with seeing litter on her daily walks during lockdown, Keep Murdishaw Tidy is a team of people who have joined forces to tackle the

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Tributes paid to Rik Hughes

It is with great sadness that we are sharing the tragic news that Rik Hughes, our Director of Business Development for Care & Support, passed away on Saturday 27 March following a short and sudden illness. The news has come as a great shock to those that knew or worked with Rik and the impact

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From infection rates to vaccination uptake, we’re not all in the same boat

Housing providers have a crucial role to play in better understanding the differential impact the pandemic is having on communities – and working with health authorities to dispel myths about vaccination, argues our Chief Executive Carol Matthews. People seem to love the saying “we’re all the same boat” to show a sign of camaraderie in

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Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network launch Charter

Riverside is a proud member of the Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network (LDAHN). The LDAHN is a coalition of 12 housing associations calling for action to address the barriers for new, sustainable quality housing for people with a learning disability and/or autism. There is clear evidence that strategically planned and sustainable, quality supported housing

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