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Making a difference by volunteering with Riverside

It’s Volunteers Week 2019 and our National Volunteering Manager, Lee Bailey, explains why it is important for everyone to get involved and volunteer, which benefits our customers, the communities where they live and the services we provide. Riverside is looking for volunteers with a wide range of opportunities available to support customers and marking our

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Sefton couple share secret to 65 years of marital bliss

Jim and Margaret McNally of Hawthorne Court Retirement Living Scheme in Litherland celebrate 65th wedding anniversary.

A Sefton couple’s lifelong love which began when they met on a bus in the 1950s is being celebrated as they reach their 65th wedding anniversary. It was love at first sight for Jim and Margaret McNally when he caught sight of her on a bus in May 1952 in Liverpool city centre, and two

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Support into work with Riverside

Riverside customer Josh aged 21 from Carlisle took the opportunity to get help through the employment and training service to find a job to become financially independent and move away from claiming benefits.   Josh moved to Carlisle into a Riverside property and really wanted to take control of his income. He wanted to work

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How the Riverside team running A Bed Every Night shelter are changing lives in Greater Manchester

Riverside's Eleanor Watts and Simon Partington with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnhan.

Riverside runs an A Bed Every Night shelter in Crumpsall, making use of an unused former children’s home to create much needed 38-bed multi-occupancy accommodation for people affected by homelessness. Over the past six months, since the A Bed Every Night scheme was officially started by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Riverside has

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Hardwick House wins Community Civic Award!

Hardwick House in Middlesbrough won a Community Civic Award 2019 for the Improving Employment Opportunities for Residents.

A Riverside housing scheme that supports veterans experiencing homelessness has won a prestigious community award. Hardwick House in Middlesbrough scooped the Improving Employment Opportunities for Residents accolade in the Community Civic Awards 2019. The annual ceremony took place at Middlesbrough Town Hall to celebrate the town’s unsung community heroes. Hardwick House was up against two

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I, like many people today, had no idea about the width and range of opportunities that there are in the housing sector

Riverside is unlocking the world of career opportunities in housing… Carol Matthews, our Chief Executive, shares her own views on the value and importance of apprenticeships.   My own career began as a Housing Officer with Sheffield City Council.  This was a very happy accident as I applied for the job with two purposes in

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Riverside launches £50k community chest to help fund local projects in Halton Lea

Palace Fields estate in Halton Lea.

The Community Chest Fund has been made possible thanks to housing association Riverside to build stronger communities in Hallwood Park and Palace Fields, as part of a commitment to invest £20 million over 10 years. Voluntary sector organisations, registered charities, schools and residents are welcome to bid for a grant. They will need to demonstrate

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Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility

By Michael Gill, Care and Support Service Manager and Co-chair of our LGBT staff network At Riverside we truly champion diversity and inclusion. As Co-chair of Spectrum, the LGBT staff group I believe I have particular focus – to create the fairest and most welcoming environment for our LGBT colleagues from start to finish. That,

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