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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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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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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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Riverside’s response to BBC News report around rough sleeping

Riverside Street Buddy Ashley Maigwa chats to a homeless man on the streets of Westminster.

In response to today’s BBC news report John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside, talks about next steps for those in emergency accommodation. Amanda is staying at the Holiday Inn in Manchester and is now flourishing, finding her identity again. She had slept rough for eight years before staying at the hotel

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Tips on keeping safe and busy during the Covid-19 pandemic

Victor Andrews_Chair of Riverside's Customer Voice.

For Riverside tenant, Victor Andrews, it isn’t the first time he has had to take precautionary measures during a pandemic, as he had to deal with foot and mouth disease in 2001 when he owned a small holding. The 67-year-old lives at Church Court retirement living scheme in East London and is chair of Riverside’s

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Sometimes we need to rewrite the rule books

Despite the coronavirus crisis, looking ahead Carol Matthews is hoping a revised Treasury Green Book will help with levelling up the economy…. Budget Day seems like a long time ago. The events of the past fortnight have been extraordinary, forcing us to urgently rethink how we do things, both at home and at work. Everywhere

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