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Riverside Group Chief Executive Carol Matthews awarded the CBE

Carol Matthews, Group Chief Executive at The Riverside Group, has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year 2020 Honours List. Ms Matthews took up her post as Group Chief Executive of Riverside in February 2012, following five years as Chief Executive of Guinness Northern Counties, part of

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Toys help spread Christmas cheer in Palace Fields

A group of children in Runcorn got an extra special Christmas treat following a massive donation of toys. More than 500 toys including table football sets, action figures and board games, were donated to Palace Fields Community Centre after a collection by Riverside staff. Organisers at the centre then distributed the toys to deserving families

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A Bed Every Night – rough sleeper numbers have fallen by 37% across Greater Manchester

Riverside’s Eleanor Watts  – co-coordinator of the A Bed Every Night initiative, reflects on today’s excellent news that rough sleeper numbers have fallen by 37% across Greater Manchester. In November 2018, Greater Manchester became the first city-region in Britain to commit to providing A Bed Every Night for “every single person” already on streets or

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Doncaster schoolchildren show kindness by holding an appeal for homeless people

Riverside’s Area Manager, Colin West, visited the school and thanked the children for their generosity.

Kind-hearted schoolchildren in Doncaster showed their compassion by reaching out to help people who are less fortunate than themselves. Year Six pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School in Rossington have collected non-perishable food items and toiletries to give to people living in homeless hostels and refuges. The 10 and 11-year-old’s wrote a letter to their

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Emergency shelter for rough sleepers to come in from the cold

The Homeless Outreach and Support Team (HOST) run by Riverside.

As nights turn colder, Guildford’s Homeless Outreach and Support Team is working extra hard to help rough sleepers to access accommodation and leave life on the streets behind. The Homeless Outreach and Support Team (HOST) is commissioned by Guildford Borough Council and run by Riverside, working in partnership with Number Five night shelter, Guildford Action

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Residents invite Leicester’s Lord Mayor to see £700,000 makeover to retirement living scheme

Lord Mayor of Leicester, Cllr Annette Byrne, cutting the ribbon with The Quadrant residents in the newly refurbished lounge.

A retirement living scheme in Leicester has undergone a £700,000 makeover, and residents were so thrilled with the results that they invited the Lord Mayor along to take a look around. The Quadrant on Drummond Road, run by housing association Riverside, has had extensive work carried out to the communal areas – kitchen, lounge, conservatory,

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How “A Bed Every Night” is building a better future for people affected by homelessness across Greater Manchester

In November 2018, Greater Manchester became the first city-region in Britain to commit to providing A Bed Every Night for “every single person” already on streets or at imminent risk of sleeping rough who wants and needs one. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, launched A Bed Every Night, and continues to lead the initiative’s

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