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New affordable home ownership made possible with £15m funding

Hundreds of more people will be able to get a foot on the property ladder after Riverside secured over £15 million to build more than 500 new homes. We were successful in securing funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme to give more people the opportunity to have an

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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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Supported Housing: the new North South Divide

Carol Matthews

Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive, examines the regional disparities of Local Housing Allowance rates. Supported housing is high cost and low margin social housing provision, it provides homes and services for the most vulnerable people in society. The Government has acknowledged its importance in the recent consultation document, but the decision to change the way supported housing is

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Help is at hand for tenants affected by Benefit Cap

Stephen Chapman, Riverside’s Community Engagement Project Manager, explains the impact the Benefit Cap is having on tenants. As anyone working in housing knows, changes to the welfare system have come thick and fast in recent years. Now the £20,000-a-year Benefit Cap has been rolled out nationwide, we know that around 250 Riverside customers are affected

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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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Retirement Living: Communicating in the right way

Vera Deacon is one of our Merseyside Retirement Living managers

By: Vera Deacon, Riverside Scheme Manager In my role managing one of our Retirement Living services in Merseyside, I overcome challenges and learn new skills every single day. At my scheme lives a customer called Keith. Keith is 64-years-young and is affected by both deafness and blindness, as well as being unable to communicate verbally.

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Making health savings through housing

By: Sally Nicholson, Riverside’s Head of Health and Care At Riverside, we bring together a range of health and care service models that blend housing and support for people with care needs. Apart from providing a safe and socially active place to live, extra care housing services enable us to help people manage their long-term

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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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