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Paul pens commemorative poem to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

Paul Chadwick from The Beacon in North Yorkshire.

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), Paul Chadwick, 62, gives an insight into his military career and discovering his love of writing. The talented poet has written a commemorate VE Day poem called Victory in Europe; The Beacon Remembers. Paul is from The Beacon, our homeless Veterans accommodation in

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Supported services in Surrey adapt to continue to operate during lockdown

Donations given to Vaughan House during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Riverside’s Ketan Patel, Surrey’s Regional Operations Manager, gives an insight into how we’re helping people who are homeless and keeping them safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The national housing association runs a number of homeless supported housing services in Surrey including Vaughan House and the Number Five Hub in Guildford, and Mike Jackson House, our

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Riverside volunteers step up to tackle COVID-19

Grace Connor, who works with Riverside’s Business Development team covering the Midlands and South West, immediately stepped up to make calls from her home in Northamptonshire. Riverside contacted 7,500 customers, including 99.5% of Retirement Living residents aged over 55, with Grace making contact herself with more than 250 people.

More than 210 frontline and back office colleagues have stepped up to volunteer to provide extra support for Riverside’s customers to combat the impact of COVID-19. Riverside has developed its Volunteer Support Scheme to assist its frontline teams to respond to the threat of COVID-19, with a focus on additional help for vulnerable customers such

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Sisters first Christmas together in nearly 70 years

Riverside...Sisters living together at Riverside's Ivy Court St. Helens. From left. Jean Cook, age88 Irene O'Donnell age86 and Annie Walker age 83.

This festive season is a magical time for three sisters in St Helens who will be spending their first Christmas under one roof after nearly 70 years!   It’s been a while since sisters Jean Cook, Irene O’Donnell and Annie Walker have lived together – 67 years in fact when Jean moved out of the

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Riverside supports Merseyside-based LGBT football team

Colleagues from our in-house repairs team Evolve played a friendly match against a Merseyside-based LGBT football team last Sunday (4 August), showing our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We played our first football match as part of our corporate sponsorship of the Mersey Marauders inclusive football team. As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, this

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Meet the Chair of our BAME staff group

During Black History Month, Housing Manager Allison Cuddy talks about her role as Chair of Origin, Riverside’s BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) staff group. I started working for a housing association in 1998 through a positive action training initiative in Liverpool. My first role was as a trainee finance assistant. The project targeted the

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