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Riverside joins partners to set out principles preventing people returning to the streets after COVID pandemic

Riverside has put their name to a letter signed by housing providers, homelessness organisations and sector leaders sent to Dame Louise Casey, who will be spearheading the Government’s taskforce into rough sleeping during the COVID pandemic. The letter commends the government for leadership shown in the first phase of the pandemic to bring rough sleepers

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Neston High School support our Powerhouse team with crucial PPE

Staff at a school in Cheshire have been supporting our frontline teams by making and assembling face visors. James Burns, acting Service Delivery Manager at the Powerhouse, manages the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment to our frontline teams in his region. After noticing a short supply of face visors, a colleague suggested he get in

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VE DAY at Mike Jackson House

Residents and staff at Mike Jackson House, our homeless veterans’ accommodation in Aldershot, Hampshire organised a day of activities to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. Jane McClintock MBE, Service Manager at Mike Jackson House, gives an account on how they commemorated the day while social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.  On Friday,

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Paul pens commemorative poem to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

Paul Chadwick from The Beacon in North Yorkshire.

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), Paul Chadwick, 62, gives an insight into his military career and discovering his love of writing. The talented poet has written a commemorate VE Day poem called Victory in Europe; The Beacon Remembers. Paul is from The Beacon, our homeless Veterans accommodation in

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Supported services in Surrey adapt to continue to operate during lockdown

Donations given to Vaughan House during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Riverside’s Ketan Patel, Surrey’s Regional Operations Manager, gives an insight into how we’re helping people who are homeless and keeping them safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The national housing association runs a number of homeless supported housing services in Surrey including Vaughan House and the Number Five Hub in Guildford, and Mike Jackson House, our

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Riverside volunteers step up to tackle COVID-19

Grace Connor, who works with Riverside’s Business Development team covering the Midlands and South West, immediately stepped up to make calls from her home in Northamptonshire. Riverside contacted 7,500 customers, including 99.5% of Retirement Living residents aged over 55, with Grace making contact herself with more than 250 people.

More than 210 frontline and back office colleagues have stepped up to volunteer to provide extra support for Riverside’s customers to combat the impact of COVID-19. Riverside has developed its Volunteer Support Scheme to assist its frontline teams to respond to the threat of COVID-19, with a focus on additional help for vulnerable customers such

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Riverside breaks new ground with sector first £100m SONIA revolving loan facility

The Riverside Group Limited (Riverside) has completed what is thought to be the housing sector’s first loan facility using the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) interest benchmark. The deal, which sees the restatement of Riverside’s existing facility with Lloyds Banking Group, includes a £100m revolving credit facility indexed exclusively on a SONIA basis. It is

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