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International Non-binary People’s Day

Non-binary Pride flag

14 July is International Non-binary People’s Day, which aims to celebrate the wide range of people worldwide who identify as non-binary. What does it mean to be non-binary? Non-binary is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity doesn’t sit comfortably with ‘man’ or ‘woman’. Non-binary identities are varied and can include people who identify

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Army veteran’s personal battle after hitting rock bottom

Mark Dunn from Hardwick House

“I’ve found who I am, and now I’m me and it’s amazing,” is an army veteran’s reaction after receiving help from a supported housing service as he urges others to do the same. Trauma can come in many forms and manifest over time. For Mark Dunn the death of his grandparents who raised him and

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Riverside and One Housing Groups in partnership talks

The Riverside Group and One Housing have announced plans to form a complementary partnership. This follows a shared recognition that we are better and stronger together; and that when we combine we will be able to do more for our customers and the communities we serve. Initially there will be limited impact to our services

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Second largest ever Unlawful Profit Order after huge tenancy fraud

A woman who unlawfully sub-let her social housing property has been ordered to pay more than £155,000 in one of the largest cases of its kind. Miss Adejoke Patience Ologe, aged 56, had rented out the two-bedroom flat in Camberwell, South London to two women and their children despite renting the accommodation herself from Riverside

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Pet-friendly homes boost health of Riverside’s customers in Kent

The Quays

Riverside’s pet-friendly policy is having a hugely positive impact on the health and well-being of customers at their supported accommodation for people at risk of homelessness in Kent. Dogs, cats and fish are among the pets which can stay with their owners in their homes at The Quays in Sittingbourne, which supports people with complex

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Jobs created from new supported housing service opening in Liverpool

A new £3m supported housing facility for people with eligible care and support needs is opening in Liverpool, creating nearly 40 jobs. Shackleton View and Gardens in Walton consists of 22 one-bedroom apartments, offering supported living for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs to enable them to live independently. The development is being

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Riverside pays tribute to Doris Adeyinka

Tribute to Doris Adeyinka

Doris Adeyinka was a much-loved friend and colleague during her four years working at Riverside’s supported housing services Blackmore House, The Boundaries and Lucas Court in Essex. The mum-of-two from London, who also worked in Riverside’s retirement living services previously, enjoyed the flexibility of relief work and bypassed several opportunities to apply for permanent posts.

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Freestyler puts her best foot forward for Riverside

Once a North West freestyle disco dance champion, Emily Harrison, is now strictly business. A mathematics graduate, the 21-year-old, is putting her numerical skills to good use as a Riverside finance and IT apprentice Why did you apply to be an apprentice? “It was a brilliant opportunity to go into a specialised area that utilises

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