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Showing illegal sub-letting the door

A tenancy fraud awareness campaign by Riverside in the South East has proven to be showing illegal sub-letting the door, with twelve illegally occupied properties returned since May this year. Tenancy fraud is a wider South East problem, with all local authorities tackling the issue. A key amnesty launched by Riverside was designed to allow

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Flooding in Cumbria

If you are a Riverside customer affected by recent flooding in Carlisle and returning to you home be aware that the electrics and gas boilers may not be safe. Please do not use your boiler until we have checked it out and made sure it is safe to use.  Extensive flooding across Cumbria has left

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Riverside win Stop Loan Sharks Award

Riverside has won a Highly Commended Award for its outstanding endeavours in raising awareness of the crime of illegal money lending. The annual Stop Loan Sharks awards, hosted by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, recognise those who have made a valuable contribution in highlighting the dangers of loan sharks in their communities. Only five agencies

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Real Junk Food café opens at Liverpool homeless centre

The Real Junk food Café is now open at the Shaw Street supported housing and training centre for homeless people in Everton, Livepool and will be getting out the vital message about using food well and wisely in the run up to Christmas. Shaw Street is a great combination of aspirations and hopes – the aspirations

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Standing up to tenancy fraud in the South East

Riverside is committed to standing up against tenancy cheats. This is a wider South East problem, with all local authorities tackling the issue. A dedicated Riverside team, operating out of the Dartford office, launched a confidential Key Amnesty this month to help those breaking the law come forward without fear of prosecution, with the recovery

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Tailored support to prevent young people losing their homes

One of the UK’s leading housing associations has launched a national tailored support service to help troubled young people avoid losing their homes. As part of its ongoing commitment to help its customers lead resilient lives, Riverside piloted Intensive Intervention in Cumbria last year. Eight months on, all households at risk of losing their home

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Susan Jee awarded most effective woman board member

Susan Jee , Riverside’s treasurer, has been awarded Most Effective Woman Board Member at the recent Women in Housing Awards. The awards, organised by Connectin Events and WISH (Women in Social Housing) now in their third year, celebrate the fantastic achievements of women within the sector. Penni Pennington, Director of Connectin said “we are delighted to

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Annual report to customers available now

We have published our  2015 annual report to customers to tell you how we are performing, celebrate our achievements and highlight where and how we need to improve. This year, we have produced one report for all, with a dedicated section highlighting our work in care and support. This reinforces our commitment to offering a consistent

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‘Tea cosy’ homes boost health and wealth on Maidford Road

Tea Cosy Homes At Maidford Road

A new development in Liverpool designed to cut fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions is also having a knock-on effect on residents’ health. Riverside’s one-and-two bedroom apartments and bungalows on Maidford Road in Dovecot form the housing association’s pilot eco development. Kevin Hubbard, Riverside’s Quality and Value Manager, said: “We are committed to improving the

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