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From infection rates to vaccination uptake, we’re not all in the same boat

Housing providers have a crucial role to play in better understanding the differential impact the pandemic is having on communities – and working with health authorities to dispel myths about vaccination, argues our Chief Executive Carol Matthews. People seem to love the saying “we’re all the same boat” to show a sign of camaraderie in

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Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network launch Charter

Riverside is a proud member of the Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network (LDAHN). The LDAHN is a coalition of 12 housing associations calling for action to address the barriers for new, sustainable quality housing for people with a learning disability and/or autism. There is clear evidence that strategically planned and sustainable, quality supported housing

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National Intergenerational Week – Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing service

Kelli Melloy manages Riverside’s National Health & Wellbeing service which supports our customers to age healthily, remain independent and maintain physical and mental wellness. Of all the activities our Health & Wellbeing Service organise in our Extra Care and Retirement Living schemes, intergenerational events are my favourite. Across the country we have developed links with

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Time for the housing sector to own changes

With the government’s Social Housing White Paper published, our Chief Executive Carol Matthews says it is time to explore how the housing sector can ‘own’ any changes. I was extremely saddened to read Meghan Markle’s piece about the loss of her baby and the fact that she is very rarely asked the simple but important

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Protecting rough sleepers during the second wave

Riverside’s John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support, reflects on Everybody In and how properly-funded emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough must be the priority going forward… As we have been living with the impacts of Covid for almost nine months I think we sometimes forget that the Government and the civil service is

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Riverside’s response to £15m funding announced to support people affected by homelessness

John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside, said: “’Everyone In’ has been one of this government’s key achievements during the coronavirus crisis, successfully supporting more than 29,000 vulnerable people in England in emergency accommodation and then helping two-thirds of those people to move into settled accommodation. “This new targeted Protect Programme funding

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We can end Veterans’ homelessness for £3.8m

We can end Veterans’ homelessness for £3.8m – the small price to pay for housing all homeless Veterans says Lee Buss, Riverside’s Director of Operations for Care and Support. Remembrance Day is important for bringing our country together to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice in active service in all conflicts. In 2020, Remembrance

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What ‘Everyone In’ has taught us

John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support, outside The Crossings in Hull

“We need the certainty and stability of long-term support contracts so that we can invest in accommodation without the worry that funding will run out…” says Riverside’s John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support, as he examines the positive effects Everybody In policy has had on people sleeping rough. ‘This has changed my life.

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