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Housing associations can end our over-reliance on a small group of big builders

Sir Oliver Letwin’s letter is encouraging for those of us who want greater diversification to ensure we are building the homes that are needed, writes Carol Matthews. The Times recently trumpeted that house-building is back at pre-crash levels. In many cities you can’t see the sky for the construction cranes. Houses are certainly being built – but

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Government needs to deliver a regional approach to housing

New homes

The Housing White Paper has done little to provide answers for the regional challenges the sector faces, says Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive A month has passed and the dust is settling on the much anticipated Housing White Paper. Did it live up to your expectations, or are you a bit disappointed that the elusive

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Apprenticeships really can open up new opportunities

Danielle NAW2018

During National Apprenticeship Week Danielle Ware, Head of Learning and Development, looks at how far apprenticeships have come and how the Apprenticeship Levy reform has marked a new era again. Things have come a long way with apprenticeships over the last 10 years, and the ‘Apprenticeship Levy’ reform marked a new era again. This forced

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An annual LGBT celebration

Jenny Crocker co-chair of Spectrum

As Pride season gets underway Jenny Crocker, Service Manager and Co-Chair of Riverside’s LGBT staff group, looks at the history behind the celebrations.

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Evolve win national award for transforming charity space

Evolve Facility Services, our in-house repairs service, won the Excellence in Contractor Engagement award at the national Tpas awards last week (Thursday 12 July). Evolve were recognised for their work with the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation, a Widnes charity which supports disadvantaged children, young people and adults in the area who face barriers to a normal

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LGBT history in the making

By John Glenton, Riverside’s chair of SPECTRUM and director of operations in care and support. In January I was delighted to learn that Riverside had kept its place in the Stonewall top 100 gay-friendly workplaces. And as February is the month designated to celebrating LGBT history, it’s the perfect time to both look back, and

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Riverside smashes fundraising target

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We have raised £60,000 which could fund a lung cancer clinical trial for six years. In September 2014, Riverside pledged to raise £60,000 over two years for its corporate charity Cancer Research UK. In just 16 months it smashed the target, raising £60,128. Lisa Connor, Fundraising Manager at Riverside, said: “Cancer affects all our lives, either

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Riverside is a top 100 gay-friendly employer

Riverside has once again retained its position as one of Stonewall’s top 100 best employers in the league table compiled by the gay rights campaigning organisation announced today. The 55,000-home housing association joins seven other housing providers nationwide in the top 100. Riverside is the best gay-friendly housing association in the North West for the

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National Coming Out Day

John Glenton, Riverside's Executive Director for Care and Support

On National Coming Out Day, John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support and Co-Chair of our LGBT group Spectrum, looks at the importance of being yourself in the workplace.

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