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How my life changed for the better within a year

Lewis Love, 19, from Hull.

A Hull teenager gives thanks to Riverside for changing his life by helping with a career path and getting a home of his own. Life was very different for Lewis Love a year ago as he spent his time doing casual work as and when and didn’t know what career path he wanted to take.

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Veterans’ advice service celebrates 20th anniversary

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A national housing advice and placement service for veterans celebrates its 20th anniversary by helping 20,000 veterans’ into accommodation.   SPACES provides housing advice and finds accommodation for people leaving the military to prevent them from becoming homeless or rough sleeping. The name is an abbreviation of ‘Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services’

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Riverside supports talented musicians in Kent to hit the right notes

Music workshop at The Quays, Kent

Young customers impacted by the threat of homelessness in Kent are being supported by Riverside to develop their musical talents, boosting their confidence and employment options during lockdown. Residents at The Quays in Sittingbourne, which offers supported accommodation to people with complex needs, have been learning new musical skills and are studying towards qualifications which

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International Day of Older Persons 2020: How Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing Service adapted during the coronavirus pandemic

Health and Welbeing Service at Retirement Living schemes.

To mark International Day of Older Persons 2020, Kelli Melloy explains how Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing Service has adapted to the coronavirus pandemic in order to continue to be there for older people. The role of the Health and Wellbeing team is to ensure that residents in our Retirement Living schemes across the country have

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Digital tablet helps 21-year-old get life back on track after being gifted from Riverside

Thomas Nelson, 21, from Shepherd Court in Rochdale was gifted digital tablet form Riverside.

A Rochdale resident has kick-started his life and enrolled at college thanks to being gifted a digital tablet from Riverside. The tablet and Mi-fi unit, which is a portable wireless router that connects the user to the internet via a cellular network, has had a life-changing impact Thomas Nelson. Charitable housing association Riverside has purchased

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What ‘Everyone In’ has taught us

John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support, outside The Crossings in Hull

“We need the certainty and stability of long-term support contracts so that we can invest in accommodation without the worry that funding will run out…” says Riverside’s John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support, as he examines the positive effects Everybody In policy has had on people sleeping rough. ‘This has changed my life.

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Riverside manager cooks hundreds of meals for people in Suffolk during lockdown

Riverside’s Nicola Baker she decided to put her chef’s hat on and provide meals for vulnerable customers at Peppercorn Lodge young parents accommodation to help them get through the lockdown – especially since some residents have lost their jobs or been furloughed and are struggling financially.

A Riverside manager has donned her pinny to cook hundreds of meals for residents in supported accommodation in Suffolk during the Covid-19 pandemic. When the lockdown measures were enforced across the country, it meant that activities with residents in Riverside’s supported housing services were temporarily stalled to ensure that social distancing guidelines from the government

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Digital tablets provide lifeline for residents to stay in touch with family and friends

Andy Cave Riverside’s Project Officer who is managing the roll-out of equipment to residents, with the digital tablet.

£50,000 worth of digital tablets has been handed out to residents to provide a lifeline so they can get online and keep in touch with family and friends during the Covid-19 crisis. Charitable housing association Riverside has purchased hundreds of the gadgets and technical equipment so residents in Riverside’s supported accommodation across the country can

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Meeting and consultation online

Victor Andrews, Chair of the Riverside Customer Voice Executive (RCVE) talks about how the RCVE have been working through the Covid-19 pandemic. Continuing to work on the behalf of all their members of the Riverside Customer Voice – you all Riverside customers and leaseholders.

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