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Riverside’s Affordable Warmth Service has life changing impact to tenants

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2020

To mark Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, Riverside’s Affordable Warmth Service gives an insight into the huge difference the team make to tenants lives by helping them get reconnected on to the supply, access cheaper tariffs, apply for warm home discounts and give advice on the most energy efficient ways to heat your home. Michelle Melvin,

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Riverside recognised for resident safety work

This month, Riverside was named as a winner in Inside Housing’s Resident Safety Campaign awards. The magazine, which reports news, features and analysis on the housing sector, runs the Resident Safety Campaign every year to celebrate good practice from social landlords and spread good practice. The campaign aims to shine a light on organisations that

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Digital tablets provide lifeline for Wirral residents

A Wirral man has been gifted a digital tablet, providing him a lifeline to the outside world during the Covid-19 pandemic while he is recovering from a stroke. In 2014 Mr Steven Cavanagh suffered a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage, which is a rare type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain. Since

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Tributes paid to former Riverside Chairman

Riverside pays tribute to Professor John Tarn OBE who sadly passed away on Sunday (November 8).   Professor John Tarn OBE, former Chairman of The Riverside Group, has passed away, aged 85. He had been unwell for some time. During a long and distinguished career as Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, and

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Riverside supports fuel poverty campaign to help tenants

Riverside is one of a number of housing associations that has signed up to a campaign to end fuel poverty which will affect millions of households this winter. Housing associations supporting the drive have written open letters to the Prime Minister and the ‘big six’ raising concerns about the impending impact of Covid-19, and offered

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Proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly landlord

Riverside has signed up to the HouseProud Pledge scheme designed to ensure Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer residents are able to enjoy their homes without fear of discrimination. HouseProud – the professional network for LGBTQ+ people working in the housing sector – commissioned the University of Surrey to research LGBTQ+ experiences of social housing.

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New career path for Riverside tenant in Wirral

Wayne Hutton, Riverside tenant from Birkenhead, Wirral.

A Wirral man is now looking to the future on a new career path thanks to Riverside’s Employment and Training team. Wayne Hutton became a Riverside tenant four years ago when he moved back to the area after working in Leamington Spa as a project manager and the contract came to an end. Finding himself

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Veterans’ advice service celebrates 20th anniversary


A national housing advice and placement service for veterans celebrates its 20th anniversary by helping 20,000 veterans’ into accommodation.   SPACES provides housing advice and finds accommodation for people leaving the military to prevent them from becoming homeless or rough sleeping. The name is an abbreviation of ‘Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services’

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Riverside supports talented musicians in Kent to hit the right notes

Music workshop at The Quays, Kent

Young customers impacted by the threat of homelessness in Kent are being supported by Riverside to develop their musical talents, boosting their confidence and employment options during lockdown. Residents at The Quays in Sittingbourne, which offers supported accommodation to people with complex needs, have been learning new musical skills and are studying towards qualifications which

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International Day of Older Persons 2020: How Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing Service adapted during the coronavirus pandemic

Health and Welbeing Service at Retirement Living schemes.

To mark International Day of Older Persons 2020, Kelli Melloy explains how Riverside’s Health and Wellbeing Service has adapted to the coronavirus pandemic in order to continue to be there for older people. The role of the Health and Wellbeing team is to ensure that residents in our Retirement Living schemes across the country have

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