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International Women’s Day 2018: Let’s call out the abuse of power in all its guises

On International Women’s Day 2018, Riverside’s Chief Executive Carol Matthews reflects on the role models we should celebrate… and the behaviours we should all challenge.   “The great thing about being a part of a national housing, care and support group is I have the pleasure of being on every kind of public transport, battering

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Apprenticeships really can open up new opportunities

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During National Apprenticeship Week Danielle Ware, Head of Learning and Development, looks at how far apprenticeships have come and how the Apprenticeship Levy reform has marked a new era again. Things have come a long way with apprenticeships over the last 10 years, and the ‘Apprenticeship Levy’ reform marked a new era again. This forced

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Government urged to make changes to end homelessness among ex-servicemen and women

New research1 released today [Tuesday 6th March] highlights how some vulnerable former servicemen and women slip through the net and end up homeless after leaving the Armed Forces. Veterans who took part in the study experienced a varied quality of advice on transitioning from the Armed Forces and inconsistent support from local housing authorities in

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018: Eden’s story

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Meet Eden, 18, a customer service apprentice at the charity run Botcherby community centre in Carlisle. Our employment and training service which provides support to local people at the centre, helped her through the process and successfully secure the position when she was shortlisted by Carlisle College for this opportunity. Before starting work at the

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018: Donna’s story

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Meet Donna, 36, who has worked for Riverside for nearly five years as a service manager in Ipswich. She has worked in housing for nearly 15 years and has recently completed her two-year Chartered Institute of Housing qualification. The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy has given her the chance to return to education, gain more

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National Apprenticeship Week: Tom’s story

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Meet Tom, 23, who works as an accounts payable assistant at Riverside in Liverpool. After leaving school he studied art and design at college and then didn’t know what he wanted to do next. He worked in a shop for a year and decided to do a business administration apprenticeship with a courier company. Tom

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018: Lee’s quick guide

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Meet Lee, 32, our professional development manager at Riverside. Lee is responsible for supporting you on your career and development journey. He works with our diverse and skilled colleagues and is looking to create more development opportunities for colleagues and our communities. If you want to get in touch and have a chat with Lee

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Impact and Riverside progress negotiations and consultation with tenants

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Impact Housing Association and Riverside are finalising arrangements to consult with tenants, shareholders and other interested parties over proposals for the Cumbria-based landlord to join the Riverside Group. Tenants will be given advanced notice of a formal six week period of tenant consultation, likely to begin at the end of March. This will lead to

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Hi-tech kit at Sunderland housing scheme helps prevent hospital admissions

The medical kit, called a Telehealth tablet, is on site at Riverside’s Willow Brook Extra Care scheme in Washington.

A digital health monitor at a Sunderland supported housing complex is being used to detect illnesses which can help to save lives. The medical kit, called a Telehealth tablet, is on site at Riverside’s Willow Brook Extra Care scheme in Washington. The portable equipment can take readings including blood pressure, heart and blood sugar levels,

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HouseProud launches landmark LGBT*Q report

Nearly 50 per cent of LGBT*Q people living in social housing accommodation do not feel a sense of belonging in their local community and over a quarter report feeling lonely in the area they live. These were the results of the HouseProud Research Project, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’…?  Which was launched by Dr Andrew King of

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