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Armed Forces Day, our commitment to Veterans

Riverside Veterans Strategy

With Veterans and the Armed Services high up in the headlines in the run up to Armed Forces Day, Helen Gore, Riverside’s Head of Supported Housing highlights our important commitment to helping ex-Servicemen and Women make a successful transition to civilian life:   “Armed Forces Day this Saturday is an opportunity to recognise the dedication

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A view into the ‘Bi Bubble’

Jenny Crocker, Service Manager, talks about her experience at BiCon, the UK’s biggest gathering of bisexuals, their friends, partners and anyone with a positive interest in bisexuality.

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Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy welcomed by Riverside

Rough Sleeper

Riverside welcomes the government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy as a crucial first step towards meeting their manifesto pledge to end rough sleeping by 2027. It is refreshing to see that the government have worked with sector experts to fully understand the depth of issues facing people sleeping rough and have developed a strategy which sets out

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Riverside responds to the Social Housing Green Paper

Roof tops in Headingley, Leeds.

The government’s long-awaited Social Housing Green Paper has been published today. The Green Paper sets out 5 core themes: Tackling stigma and celebrating thriving communities Expanding supply and supporting home ownership Effective resolution of complaints Empowering residents and strengthening the regulator Ensuring homes are safe and decent A consultation has been launched alongside the Green

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Riverside’s Pledge to Tackling Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse make a stand pledge

Chief Executive, Carol Matthews explains why Riverside has signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand pledge Every four years, we all get excited about the World Cup. (Well, some of us! As a Scot, I am completely disinterested). Offices around the country have their sweepstakes. England fans just have that wee bit

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Housing associations can end our over-reliance on a small group of big builders

Sir Oliver Letwin’s letter is encouraging for those of us who want greater diversification to ensure we are building the homes that are needed, writes Carol Matthews. The Times recently trumpeted that house-building is back at pre-crash levels. In many cities you can’t see the sky for the construction cranes. Houses are certainly being built – but

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Government needs to deliver a regional approach to housing

New homes

The Housing White Paper has done little to provide answers for the regional challenges the sector faces, says Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive A month has passed and the dust is settling on the much anticipated Housing White Paper. Did it live up to your expectations, or are you a bit disappointed that the elusive

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LGBT history in the making

By John Glenton, Riverside’s chair of SPECTRUM and director of operations in care and support. In January I was delighted to learn that Riverside had kept its place in the Stonewall top 100 gay-friendly workplaces. And as February is the month designated to celebrating LGBT history, it’s the perfect time to both look back, and

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Why employment and training support matters

employment and training manager Nick Stephenson

By Nick Stephenson
Employment and training manager

Last month something happened for the first time in seven months. Unemployment increased by 21,000 to 1.7 million. We are getting so used to reading reports of more people than ever employed in the UK, that it’s a surprise to see the trend reverse.

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