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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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Cycling to Paris to combat climate change

By Howard Garde, Riverside’s energy project manager. I’ve been asked to share my experience of cycling to Paris to take part in a rally against climate change ahead of this year’s United Nations Summit. During a week when colleagues and customers in Cumbria and the North West are still struggling with the devastating consequences of

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What will we take forward from the coronavirus crisis?

As we slowly return to normal, we should remember the fortitude and solidarity shown during the crisis and use it to tackle the challenges we still face, writes Riversides Chief Executive Carol Matthews…. While the last few months have been nothing like normal, it does feel like there’s a degree of normality returning to work and

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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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