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Riverside Tenants and Residents Federation Annual Report 2015 published

The Riverside Tenants and Residents Federation Annual Report 2015

The 2015 Riverside Tenants and Residents Federation Annual Report has been published. Riverside Annual Report is online here or in print, if requested. The Riverside Tenants and Residents Federation Executive exists to be the body of tenants, or more importantly, the voice, for those many tenants and residents, in these challenging times when we are

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Standing up to tenancy fraud in the South East

Riverside is committed to standing up against tenancy cheats. This is a wider South East problem, with all local authorities tackling the issue. A dedicated Riverside team, operating out of the Dartford office, launched a confidential Key Amnesty this month to help those breaking the law come forward without fear of prosecution, with the recovery

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Riverside colleagues raise big bucks for Cancer Research UK

Riverside selected Cancer Research UK to be its corporate charity in September 2014. So far colleagues have raised over £14,500. Colleagues really entered into the spirit of fundraising for such a worthy cause and have held many events since the partnership started. During Launch Week at the end of September Riverside staff held a Football

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On-line sourcing of goods just got easier

The Riverside Procurement Team have recently purchased ‘Due North’ software for the on-line sourcing of goods and services to replace the antiquated paper based approach. This software provides a multitude of benefits in relation to sourcing and tendering and provides a ‘Marketplace’ called ‘The Chest’ allowing access to tens of thousands of suppliers across all

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My Energy Interactive Session

My Energy Interactive Session St Luke’s Primary School, Pennyburn Kathryn Morrison (Affordable Warmth Officer) & Lyndsay McLaughlin (Executive Services Assistant) visited St Luke’s Primary School recently to tell the primary 5’s all about Energy Saving Week and delivered an interactive session on what IHA do to help reduce energy consumption and costs, as well as

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My Future Interactive Session

Pennybarn school

Gillian Scott (Employability Officer) visited St Luke’s Primary School to deliver an interactive session with primary 7’s called ‘My Future’.  The interactive session from Irvine Housing Association is aimed at primary 7’s who are moving into secondary school after the summer and highlights how important it is to leave school with qualifications as well as

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Challenging Times, Changing Lives

Challenging times Changing lives

Challenging Times, Changing Lives research project is following 20 families, single people and couples over the next three years to assess financial and economic changes. Riverside researchers are carrying out in depth interviews every six months as part of a longitudinal study, to gain a more detailed understanding of the impact of welfare reform and wider

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‘Tea cosy’ homes boost health and wealth on Maidford Road

Tea Cosy Homes At Maidford Road

A new development in Liverpool designed to cut fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions is also having a knock-on effect on residents’ health. Riverside’s one-and-two bedroom apartments and bungalows on Maidford Road in Dovecot form the housing association’s pilot eco development. Kevin Hubbard, Riverside’s Quality and Value Manager, said: “We are committed to improving the

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Environmental CSR – Public transport

Sue Powell, Head of Service Improvement recently decided to have a go commuting to work on public transport. Here is her story: I would probably describe myself as a half-hearted user of public transport, committed in theory to the concept of greener travel but sometimes the lure of the door to door car journey from

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Digital training sessions at Irvine Housing Association

Irvine Housing Association (IHA) held digital coffee mornings throughout the month of November with their sheltered housing tenants at West Doura Court and Hawthorn Place in Kilwinning. Mark Abrahart, IHA’s IT Support and Gillian Scott, IHA’s Employability Officer, were on hand during each session to offer help and advice.   Gillian Scott, Employability Officer at

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