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Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot Scheme in the Midlands

Riverside is taking part in a trial scheme in partnership with the government, offering tenants in certain areas of the Midlands the opportunity to buy their home under a voluntary sales scheme similar to the Right to Buy. Tenants taking part in the pilot could get a discount of up to 70% on the market

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Riverside welcomes Government’s proposed funding for supported housing

  Today (Thursday 9 August) the Government announced that plans to fund ‘short-term’ supported housing via local authority grants have been dropped. All supported housing, including short-term, will continue to be funded via housing benefit – which will now be retained for this type of accommodation. Plans to fund sheltered and extra-care housing via a

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A change to our service

So we can be consistent and responsive when engaging with you, we have made a few changes to the way we deliver services and communicate with customers. We no longer store information about religious observation, or requests to notify of male visitors, on individual customers or pass it to staff and contractors when they visit

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Are you moving onto Universal Credit?

We can help you get started, answer any questions and help you understand the process. Our experts are highly trained in all kinds of benefits and offer free impartial advice. Top tips to be ready for Universal Credit You need to pay your rent, and any charges, to us directly Your payment will include any

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Retirement Living: Further improvements planned to your service

In 2016 we made improvements to the way we delivered our Retirement Living services. The changes were made in order to improve our service to you, and in particular: — modernise our services — make our services more consistent — keep our customers safe  — continuously improve  — encourage healthy lifestyles. We were keen to

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Intensive Intervention service

Our Intensive Intervention service helps customers under 30 years old who may be at higher risk of losing their home and are struggling with their tenancy. The service offers bespoke, tailored support to customers struggling with issues like: — ill-health  — debt — problems with the benefit system — redundancy  — young customers with first

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We’ve updated our privacy notice

As part of our ongoing commitment to protect your information, we’ve updated our privacy notice to reflect changes in data protection law introduced in May, giving you extra rights about how your personal data is used.  What is personal data? Data that identifies any living individual such as name, address, personal identifier like customer number.

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Keeping you informed in a way that suits you

At Riverside, we understand that no two customers are the same, so we offer you a variety of ways to keep in touch with us. If you have a visual impairment, dyslexia or learning difficulties you can: — register with us for online services so you can use tools like BrowseAloud — sign up for

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Transforming our repairs and maintenance service

We are underway with transforming the way we deliver repairs and maintenance, to give you excellent services and better experiences, with greater value for money. We know we need to improve satisfaction with our service, so we’re making wide ranging changes. These changes and more are coming across the country later in the year, so

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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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