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Evolve in the Community – Climbing every mountain…

One of our Evolve plumbers took on the challenge of a lifetime; climbing Africa’s highest mountain to raise money for charity. Tim Jones, 32, was part of a team of 40 climbers taking part in the Mount Kilimanjaro challenge to raise money for the Steve Prescott Foundation, a charity that supports The Christie Hospital in

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Riverside joins national campaign to tackle domestic abuse

Riverside has signed up to a new national campaign to help it tackle domestic abuse in communities that they deliver services in. The Make a Stand campaign centres around a pledge which has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA). It consists

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Residents shape new homes and improvements in Lewisham


Tenants are having their say on multi-million pound proposals to build new housing and improve existing homes in Lewisham. Riverside is looking to help tackle the capital’s housing shortage and improve properties for current tenants. Customers at Gillan Court, in Grove Park, have shared their views on proposals to build additional homes on the car

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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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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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Government needs to deliver a regional approach to housing

New homes

The Housing White Paper has done little to provide answers for the regional challenges the sector faces, says Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive A month has passed and the dust is settling on the much anticipated Housing White Paper. Did it live up to your expectations, or are you a bit disappointed that the elusive

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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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Riverside smashes fundraising target

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We have raised £60,000 which could fund a lung cancer clinical trial for six years. In September 2014, Riverside pledged to raise £60,000 over two years for its corporate charity Cancer Research UK. In just 16 months it smashed the target, raising £60,128. Lisa Connor, Fundraising Manager at Riverside, said: “Cancer affects all our lives, either

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