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Evolve apprenticeship has given my life focus, says Charlie


As National Apprenticeship Week 2017 continues, Charlie Ralston explains why the chance to earn and learn is making such a difference to him. Charlie, aged 19, is an apprentice electrician at Evolve Facilities, which repairs and maintains our homes, and is part of the Riverside Group. “I chose to do an apprenticeship because after going

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Riverside apprentice is on track to gain valuable work experience

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and Riverside is proud to be helping young people take their first step in to the working world. Our Employment and Training programme is there to help people on the path to learn new skills so they can secure a job and transform their life. Among those we have helped is

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Help is at hand for tenants affected by Benefit Cap

Stephen Chapman, Riverside’s Community Engagement Project Manager, explains the impact the Benefit Cap is having on tenants. As anyone working in housing knows, changes to the welfare system have come thick and fast in recent years. Now the £20,000-a-year Benefit Cap has been rolled out nationwide, we know that around 250 Riverside customers are affected

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Homeless veterans of war supported to achieve independent living

I have been scheme manager at Mike Jackson House for the past eight years and during that time it’s been so rewarding to support homeless armed forces veterans through challenging times. Health and wellbeing, both mental and physical, lie at the heart of our work as well as helping many veterans with the difficult transition to civilian life.

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Health through housing for homeless people

Riverside attends NHS confederation conference 2016 The health and wellbeing of homeless and vulnerably housed people will be the main focus for Riverside as our Head of Health and Care Boaz Elieli and our Care and Support team attend this week’s national NHS Confederation Conference,  showcasing the work that Riverside does to improve people’s health.

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Park View in the words of a volunteer

Park View

It was never was my ambition to become an addict. But after discovering alcohol at the age of eight, my life spiralled into the depths of despair. I didn’t have the easiest childhood. I was the second eldest of six, brought up single-handed by my mother. I always felt different. Being in a wheelchair from

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Retirement Living: Communicating in the right way

Vera Deacon is one of our Merseyside Retirement Living managers

By: Vera Deacon, Riverside Scheme Manager In my role managing one of our Retirement Living services in Merseyside, I overcome challenges and learn new skills every single day. At my scheme lives a customer called Keith. Keith is 64-years-young and is affected by both deafness and blindness, as well as being unable to communicate verbally.

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Meet Suriena – National Apprenticeship Week

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside have been sharing their amazing stories about how working with us has transformed their lives. As the week draws to a close there is still time for one more apprenticeship story. Suriena Thomson, 19 , is a Business Apprentice working with our income management team in North Bransholme. Suriena told us ” I wanted

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Meet Ryan – National Apprenticeship Week

Ryan Cook Compendium Apprentice

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside are sharing their stories about how working with us has transformed their lives. Today we meet Ryan Cook, an award-winning apprentice bricklayer.   In October 2015 Ryan was chosen from more than 100 nominees as the winner of the national Young Builder of the Year award, organised by Youthbuild

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