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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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Challenging Times, Changing Lives

Challenging times Changing lives

Challenging Times, Changing Lives research project is following 20 families, single people and couples over the next three years to assess financial and economic changes. Riverside researchers are carrying out in depth interviews every six months as part of a longitudinal study, to gain a more detailed understanding of the impact of welfare reform and wider

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Changes necessary if Universal Credit is to work for people living in supported housing, says housing coalition

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Providers responsible for more than a quarter of supported housing for people with experience of homelessness in the UK – Riverside, YMCA, St Mungo’s and The Salvation Army – have today released research, which outlines a number of difficulties their residents face when attempting to make and maintain a claim for Universal Credit. As a

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Housebuilding should be a key role in government’s plans

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Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive, looks at how building more affordable homes in the North will help retain talent and rebalance the economy. The government has rightly identified the lack of available and affordable good quality homes as potentially the biggest social policy challenge facing this country. I understand that the much-anticipated Housing White Paper will shortly

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Government needs to deliver a regional approach to housing

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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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New research aims to improve Universal Credit claims for thousands of homeless people

New research, commissioned by Riverside, St Mungo’s, YMCA and The Salvation Army, could challenge current government thinking that housing costs for supported housing cannot remain within the welfare system. The study will seek to identify practical solutions to make Universal Credit work more effectively for vulnerable people who depend on supported housing. The study has

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HouseProud launches landmark LGBT*Q report

Nearly 50 per cent of LGBT*Q people living in social housing accommodation do not feel a sense of belonging in their local community and over a quarter report feeling lonely in the area they live. These were the results of the HouseProud Research Project, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’…?  Which was launched by Dr Andrew King of

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Homelessness: Riverside’s response to this week’s National Audit Office report

This week’s report from the National Audit Office confirms what we are seeing on a daily basis across the country as we work with more and more people affected by homelessness. As the third largest provider of homelessness services in the country, we are acutely aware of the increase in rough sleepers and people threatened

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New research reveals 500,000 homes needed across the north of England over the next decade

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At least 50,000 new homes are required every year for the next decade across the north of England to keep up with projected demand, according to new research published today. Homes for the North, an alliance of the 19 largest housing associations across the north of England, including Riverside, commissioned housing and planning research specialists

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