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Black History Month – What’s in a name?

During Black History Month, our Equality & Diversity Manager, Lyn Bowker looks at why it’s so important we pronounce people’s names correctly and offers some tips to make sure you always get it right.  It can be easy to mispronounce a colleague’s or a customer’s name, if you’ve not met anyone with that name before.

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Number of households in temporary accommodation now more than 104,000

John Glenton, Executive Director of Care & Support

New Government statistics released today have shown the growing problem of homelessness. The data showed a 9% increase in households experiencing homelessness and owed a ‘relief duty’ when compared to the previous year. Households in temporary accommodation increased by 10% to stand at 104,510 at the end of March. John Glenton, executive director of Riverside Care

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Co-production Week 2023 – Mickey’s story

I joined Riverside in 2016 as a support worker at Old Tea Warehouse, a supported accommodation project for homeless adults between 18 and 65, having previously worked in a night shelter in St Albans for a few years. Since then, I have undertaken a variety of different roles, managing Supported Accommodation, Retirement Living and Floating

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Men’s Health Week – Spotlight on trans men’s health

Spotlight on trans men’s health, written by Michael Gill, Co-chair of Pride Network. Michael consulted with Christian Owens who is a transgender man and Founder at GenderSpaceUK. Christian is a professional speaker who has worked with Riverside to deliver Trans Awareness education by sharing his personal journey and lived experience of gender transition.

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The Government’s Rough Sleeper Snapshot 2022: Our response

The Government’s Rough Sleeper Snapshot has revealed a 26% year-on-year increase in the number of people sleeping rough. Read John Glenton, our Executive Director of Care and Support’s response here: “Everyone should be concerned by this significant increase in rough sleeping – the first rise in rough sleeping in five years and the largest increase in

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More funding needed as data shows rise in number of new rough sleepers

The latest data from Combined Homelessness and Information Network shows an increase in the number of new people sleeping rough in London at a time when “homelessness services are at breaking point.” Lee Buss-Blair, our Care & Support Director of Operations, has shared his thoughts below, which includes a call for an inflation-linked increase in

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Inter Faith Week 2022

  As members of Soka Gakkai, Riverside colleagues Esther and Kelvin “acknowledge and appreciate the alignment of the aim of our Buddhist practice with Riverside’s vision of transforming lives and revitalising neighbourhoods” allowing them to make a positive difference in their daily lives.

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“My faith is important to me. I love the peace, and comfort it brings me, in my personal and professional life”

It’s a funny subject faith, there is a funny dynamic between wanting to tell someone that you are a Christian and having that terrible British awkwardness where one does not discuss religion or politics in friendly company. That being said, my faith is very important to me. To the point where I am investigating whether

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