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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

Roof tops in Headingley, Leeds.

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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Supported housing: MPs call on Government to think again after hearing evidence from Riverside

A Riverside Care and Support outreach worker talks to a rough sleeper.

A cross-party report from MPs today urged the Government to scrap plans to base housing benefit funding for vulnerable people living in supported housing on private sector rents. They said that if the proposals go ahead as planned, they could lead to a serious shortfall in the availability of specialist housing for vulnerable people, including

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Trying to push a ‘round shaped’ sector into an ‘LHA shaped’ hole…

What next for the funding of supported housing? Riverside's Simon Ketteridge considers the challenges that lie ahead

What next for the funding of supported housing? As the sector awaits the outcome of a government inquiry, Simon Ketteridge, Riverside Care and Support’s Director of Business Development, considers the challenges that lie ahead… Every year, we support 16,000 customers in more than 300 homelessness and Retirement Living services across the country. Many of these

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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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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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