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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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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

By Jenny Crocker, Care and Support Service Manager On 10 December in 1948, the United Nations’ General Assembly set out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a common standard to affirm the basic rights and freedoms of all human beings. It sets out human rights to be universally protected. In 2009 it received a certificate from

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LGBT History Month

By Jenny Crocker, Care and Support Service Manager February is LGBT History Month – this year’s theme is peace, reconciliation and activism to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York. There have been so many people over the decades who have made an impact on the LGBT community and LGBT rights,

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How we are helping customers to tackle fuel poverty

According to National Energy Action (NEA) around four million UK households are in fuel poverty, unable to afford to live in a warm home. Here at Riverside we can provide support for our customers who maybe struggling to pay their electricity, gas or other utility bills. Our Affordable Warmth Advisors are available across the country,

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Living with PMDD

During premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) awareness month, Riverside Housing Services Processing Officer Katarina Fleming-Scott talks about her eight-year battle with the debilitating monthly condition.   I have a condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) which is like a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is a condition that is becoming better known, but even now in the UK, it is

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Supporting our customers through Universal Credit

By Rachael Robinson, Universal Credit Manager Riverside has been working with customers to help them move onto Universal Credit for a number of years now. Over that time we have listened to their concerns and issues and have tailored our support to make their Universal Credit journey as straightforward as we possibly can. To simplify

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Why mental health matters at Riverside

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Fran Stulberg, Chair of Riverside’s disability staff group Enable, which leads on mental health at the organisation, looks at why it’s so important for businesses to focus on employee wellbeing.   Why is it important for associations to highlight mental health? Poor mental health is not a thing to be

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Trans communities and mental health

By Michael Gill, Service Manager As Co-chair of Riverside’s LGBT network Spectrum, I wanted to discuss some of the challenges faced by the trans community during Mental Health Awareness Week. In the latest version of the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), gender dysphoria – a condition where a person experiences discomfort

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Raising awareness on IDAHOBIT

By Lyn Bowker, Equality and Diversity Manager Today the LGBT community is celebrating IDAHOBIT, the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. This important celebration raises international awareness of LGBT rights, discrimination, and repression of LGBT communities worldwide. At Riverside, we recognise this important day and as a committed ally to our LGBT colleagues and

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