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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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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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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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Government “cost of living” payments in focus

Millions of people on means tested benefits will receive the first of two Cost of Living Payments totalling £650 from 14 July 2022, as part of a £37billion government package to help families with cost-of-living pressures. The first £326 instalment for qualifying low-income households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be paid by

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Work starts on major new extra care development in Workington

Work is now underway on an exciting £19million extra care scheme in Workington, which will offer 107 affordable homes and a range of community facilities. Work on the scheme, which is being developed by Riverside in partnership with housebuilders Atkinson Homes, is now underway after planning permission was granted with a planned completion date of

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Update for Riverside customers in Cumbria – change to Cumbria Choice

Cumbria Choice is the county’s choice-based lettings scheme. If you live in a Riverside property in Cumbria and are thinking of moving. It’s worth reading their update below about key improvements they are making to services. Message from Cumbria Choice We wish to provide our customers and applicants with an overview of the changes to

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Read Vickie’s story

“I absolutely love the house, I can’t stop smiling. It’s the most security I’ve ever had and I can’t believe it’s mine. “I had been renting for 13 years before this. Rent prices are phenomenally high at the moment, meaning it’s really tough to save and it’s been difficult getting back onto the property ladder.

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