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GROW – Kerry’s story

I was living in refuge accommodation in 2016 with my newborn son after fleeing an abusive relationship. Up until this point I had completed A levels at school but hadn’t had a permanent meaningful job. I took on various admin roles through agencies whilst I looked for something more permeant. I came across the role

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Apprenticeship Q&A – Kieran’s story

Why did you apply to be an apprentice? I wanted to become an apprentice as it was a way for me to get hands on experience onsite, whilst also getting the time in the classroom to fully understand all aspects of being an electrician. As opposed to going university where you just don’t get as

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Riverside and One Housing complete Transfer of Engagements

In December 2021, One Housing became part of The Riverside Group and in November 2022 we announced our intention to accelerate our legal integration through a process known as a Transfer of Engagements. Following consultation with One Housing residents and approval from the One Housing and Riverside Boards and One Housing shareholders, the Transfer of

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The Government’s Rough Sleeper Snapshot 2022: Our response

The Government’s Rough Sleeper Snapshot has revealed a 26% year-on-year increase in the number of people sleeping rough. Read John Glenton, our Executive Director of Care and Support’s response here: “Everyone should be concerned by this significant increase in rough sleeping – the first rise in rough sleeping in five years and the largest increase in

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Rent and service charges notices to be issued soon

Our annual variation notices will land with customers between 16 February and the start of March. With the Cost-of-Living crisis and inflation at over 10% affecting everyone this year’s process has been one of the most difficult we’ve ever experienced. The huge rise in inflation means our costs – in particular for repairs and maintenance

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Apprenticeship Q&A – Rizwana’s story

How long have you been with Riverside? I have been with Riverside at Laurel Court for over 7 years. Laurel Court is a supported living service for adults with learning disabilities and autism. Over the years I have built up my confidence in my role and showed great willing towards my learning and development. Tell

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Apprenticeship Q&A – Joshua’s journey

We spoke to you last year as you were just starting your apprenticeship – how has it been going? Better than expected. I have completed 90% of the course and all exams 11 months ahead of schedule with just a few modules remaining. This of course is not only down to my dedication to the

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Story behind the 30ft mural on city’s homeless service

30ft mural at Centre 28 in Hull

An eye-catching 30ft mural has sprung up on the side of our homelessness support service known as Centre 28, on Terry Street in Hull. Centre 28, our 25-bed supported accommodation service, has recently unveiled a specially commissioned mural, called ‘Awaken’, designed by local young people who have experienced homelessness. Painted by local artist Maniuko, the

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Riverside shares exciting plans to transform Palace Fields Local Centre and The Uplands in Runcorn

Riverside is sharing detailed plans with residents about the regeneration of Hallwood Park and Palace Fields in Runcorn, with parts of the area due to undergo significant redevelopment that will transform the area. The draft plans, which have been produced following feedback from local people and stakeholders, have been brought to life in a series

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Scheme left “unrecognisable” following Retirement Living Investment Programme

Alfred Stocks Court

Alfred Stocks Court, our retirement living scheme in Liverpool, has been left looking “unrecognisable” to customers and colleagues following £730,000’s worth of refurbishment works. The scheme, which offers accommodation for people over 55, is one of 45 services that have been transformed through our Retirement Living Investment Programme (RLIP). Now in its eighth year, RLIP

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