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What it’s like to live at our Laurel Court service

Laurel Court provides a safe environment for people with learning disabilities to live independently in Huddersfield. Our dedicated team are on site 24 hours a day and enable our customers to reach their potential, build on life skills and increase quality of life through person-centred planning.  Here, customer Jane (fictional name) who has a diagnosed

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What it’s like to live at our Redwood Glades extra care scheme

Alan is a customer at Redwood Glades – one of our intergenerational extra care schemes in Hull. Alan receives the support he needs to live independently and the sense of community that has developed at the scheme has built his confidence and made a real difference to his life. Here Alan explains a bit about

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Life-changing job for young mum and Riverside tenant Charlotte

Lettings Assistant Charlotte

At Riverside, our Employment and Training team are always here for customers who are looking for support with work and development, both within our organisation and with other employers. Through the government’s Kickstart Scheme, we’ve recently supported young mum and Riverside tenant Charlotte to join our Lettings team. Charlotte had previously been struggling to find

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Riverside customers praise “beautiful” new homes in Radcliffe-on-Trent

Two Riverside customers have spoken of their joy after moving into their new homes in the Shelford Road development in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. Both customers have moved into shared ownership homes in the first phase of the £4.1m development, which offers a range of properties including two or three bedroom houses, one and two bedroom bungalows

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021 – Maya’s success story

For National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we profile Maya Joseph who achieved her Level 4 Data Analyst Apprentice at Riverside. Why did you apply to be an apprentice? I’ve always enjoyed problem solving and using data to find solutions that can benefit people so I was excited when I found out that I could complete a

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Young customer joins Evolve on an apprenticeship through the support of Riverside’s Employment and Training service.

Riverside’s Employment and Training team help a young customer get an apprenticeship as a painter and decorator with their repairs and maintenance partners Evolve. Aidan Pitcher aged 18 from South Shields, Tyneside, was one of two young people to apply for the apprenticeship vacancy with Evolve.   He previously had an apprenticeship with a local tiling

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Registered Care Manager – what’s it like delivering this role?

Jamie Cooper is a Registered Care Manager at Riverside. In her blog she offers a little insight into what it’s like delivering this role. I’ve been with Riverside for 6 years, and joined as a Team Leader at Laurel Court in Huddersfield, where I’m now the Registered Manager. The majority of our customers have learning

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Supporting our frontline during Covid19 – James’ story

James Burns, an Environmental Officer in Liverpool, answered our call for extra support on the frontline during lockdown, to help us continue delivering important services for customers. He tells us about his time as Interim Service Delivery Manager at our Powerhouse service in Liverpool. When lockdown began, the Environment Services team were stood down until

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Armed Forces Day: Jason’s road to recovery thanks to The Beacon

Jason Zerafa_is a resident at The Beacon.

On Armed Forces Day, Jason Zerafa shares his story of how The Beacon has helped him rediscover his identity and he’s now helping others at the supported housing service for veterans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Beacon is our homeless veterans’ accommodation in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. I served with 4 Rifles Regiment and moved

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Employability Day 2020: How we’re helping customers learn new skills and find employment even through lockdown

To mark Employability Day, Gail Jenson, Riverside’s lead for Employment and Training, talks about the change in the way they deliver services to Riverside customers who are looking for training opportunities or work. As well as supporting those who have been affected by the recent Covid-19 situation and helping them to find direction. Before the

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