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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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Health through housing for homeless people

Riverside attends NHS confederation conference 2016 The health and wellbeing of homeless and vulnerably housed people will be the main focus for Riverside as our Head of Health and Care Boaz Elieli and our Care and Support team attend this week’s national NHS Confederation Conference,  showcasing the work that Riverside does to improve people’s health.

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Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot: A Tale of Two Cities

With the ink on the Housing and Planning Act now dry, we will soon have the all clear to proceed with our first sales under the Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) pilot and we’re looking forward to congratulating the first purchasers soon. So now is a good moment to update you on some of the

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Sally Nicholson, Interim Head of Health and Care at Riverside Care & Support Love it or hate it, art provokes a reaction. If you need an example of how it divides opinion, you just have to look at the Turner Prize shortlist, which every year is met with an equal measure of critical acclaim and

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Dementia Awareness Week

Sally Nicholson

By Sally Nicholson, Interim Head of Health and Care at Riverside Care & Support With about 850,000 dementia sufferers in the UK, costing £26.3bn a year, and numbers set to grow to two million by 2051*, local authorities are increasingly looking for cost-effective ways of providing dementia care. One of the ways they can do

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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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Meet Jack – National Apprenticeship Week

Jack Bradshaw Riverside apprentice

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside are sharing their stories about how working with us has transformed their lives.  Meet Jack Bradshaw – Digital Inclusion Apprentice “I wanted to become an apprentice because although I had done voluntary work in the community before, I knew I needed the appropriate training to go from simply

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