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Bromley Council gives Riverside and Countryside Partnerships go-ahead to deliver 275 new homes in Beckenham

Working with Countryside Partnerships, one of the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developers, we have secured planning permission from Bromley Council for the redevelopment of the Calverley Close estate in Beckenham, delivering 275 new homes, comprising 96 homes available to buy and 179 affordable homes for the estate’s existing residents. Designed by architects HTA and with a

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Riverside mourns the loss of much-loved colleague, Ruth Richardson

It is with great sadness that we learned that our dear friend and colleague Ruth Richardson had passed away on Tuesday 3 January 2023 following a cancer diagnosis in February 2022. Ruth began her career in Riverside’s Care and Support service in 2016 before joining the Liverpool City Region team as a Regional Services Manager.

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Foundation donates £250k to help tackle food poverty

The Riverside Foundation – our Group charity – has donated £250,000 to support customers facing food poverty. Our Cost-of-Living survey, carried out in late 2022, exposed worrying evidence about the extent of hardship being experienced by customers due to rising food prices, energy costs and more. So, Foundation trustees felt they had to act promptly

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Engage Leeds toy appeal

Our team at Engage Leeds have been working hard to make sure families and children don’t go without this Christmas. In the east of the city, knowing there were many local children who’d have a Christmas without presents, Volunteer Co-ordinator Liz sought support of staff from Marks &Spencer Leeds. Liz felt it was important that

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Rough Sleeper Accommodation Project is changing lives

“I’ve been given a new life. I’m so thankful to have support in place and someone to talk to.” Mr Cheung was referred to our service due to rough sleeping and sleeping on emergency beds. He had been working in Nottingham and in Hull with a Chinese takeaway and had accommodation through them. Ever since

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Severe Weather Emergency Provision vital to those out on the streets

As winter fast approaches, Matt one of our Rough Sleeper Support Service coordinators in Wakefield explains how vital the Severe Weather Emergency Provision is to those out on the streets.  We continue to offer anyone located rough sleeping in Wakefield an immediate offer of accommodation as we do throughout the year. One difference in winter

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New initiative set to change the face of safeguarding in housing for good

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Riverside has teamed up with fellow leading housing providers to set the direction of safeguarding in the sector. Safeguarding customers is paramount to Riverside as we believe that everyone has the right to live without fear or abuse in their own homes and communities. Which is why we have partnered with Home Group, Peabody and

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