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What can we do to help tackle the rise in homelessness?

It’s World Homeless Day on October 10, which highlights the issue of people who are homeless in our communities. Riverside Care and Support provides accommodation and support for people experiencing homelessness, and John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director of Care and Support, explains what we are doing to increase our impact in tackling the current rise

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Delivering homes for the North of England

Roof tops in Headingley, Leeds.

Housing is key to revitalising the North of England, but it’s more important to look to the future than the past, says Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive. Good quality, affordable housing of the right type and in the right place is essential to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. It should also be seen as an

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Sowing the seeds for a healthier lifestyle in Enfield

For a group of young residents in Enfield, getting their five-a-day just got easier. That’s because they’ve learned to plant and grow their own fruit and veg. And, as they’ve found out, healthy eating isn’t the only good thing to come from growing your own. A project being run for residents at Enfield Young People’s

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Tackling social housing stereotypes in the media

Benefit to Society campaign

A Riverside tenant has played a key role in a campaign to tackle social housing stereotypes in the media, and to encourage fair reporting in the news. Sally Trueman has taken part in the Benefit to Society campaign and a media guide, called Fair Press for Tenants, has been put together in collaboration with the National

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Older People’s Day: Celebrating the benefits health and wellbeing brings to our customers

Get fit at Retirement Living services

As we celebrate Older People’s Day 2017 Kelli Melloy, Riverside’s National Health and Wellbeing Manager, explains the benefits that our Health and Wellbeing service brings to the lives of Riverside’s Retirement Living customers across the country.   Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing service was launched in May to deliver a range of initiatives across our retirement

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Observing Yom Kippur


As our Jewish colleagues and customers prepare to observe Yom Kippur, Riverside’s Equality and Diversity Manager Lyn Bowker looks at the significance of The Day of Atonement.

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Street Buddies shortlisted for volunteer award by the Mayor of London!

Street Buddies in Westminster Team London Award 2017

Riverside’s innovative Street Buddies scheme has been shortlisted in the prestigious Team London Awards 2017, run by Mayor Sadiq Khan! The awards has several categories which recognises volunteers that do great things for the city. Street Buddies in Westminster has been nominated in the Skills and Development category, recognising the positive impact the scheme makes to the

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CEO Sleepout to help homeless people

Sleeping under the stars in wintry weather is just what John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support, will be doing next month to raise money to help homeless people in Manchester. Joining him at Old Trafford cricket ground will be senior employees from other organisations. Here, John shares his thoughts on why it’s

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