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Riverside shortlisted for two national awards

Riverside has been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious UK Housing Awards 2018. We’re in the running for ‘Outstanding Approach to Communication’ and ‘Outstanding Approach to Meeting Specialist Housing Needs’ in the annual awards which recognise excellence in the UK housing sector. The shortlisting for the communications award comes after Riverside and partners St

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Emergency shelter available to rough sleepers in freezing weather

Rough sleepers across the country can access emergency shelter in freezing weather this winter. Riverside Care and Support is offering places to stay so people sleeping on the streets have a place to go that’s warm and dry when temperatures plummet. Emergency shelter is available when what’s known as Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) comes

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Riverside volunteers are rebuilding lives

Lee Bailey, Riverside’s National Volunteering Manager for Riverside Care and Support.

To mark International Volunteering Day on December 5 Lee Bailey, Riverside’s National Volunteering Manager for Riverside Care and Support, explains why helping others is so important and the volunteering schemes we have in place thanks to volunteers.   I joined Riverside in August, and have worked in the housing and volunteer sectors for 20 years.

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Silver status verifies Riverside’s commitment to armed forces community

Riverside’s Cath McAndry and Trevor Morris with Mr Paul Griffiths, Her Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester (centre) receiving the Silver Award at the British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester.

Riverside has been awarded Silver status by the Ministry of Defence for supporting the armed forces community. The national housing association was one of 12 organisations that attended the Defence Employee Recognition Scheme presentation in Manchester on 23 November. Silver status recognises the commitment given by organisations for those who serve for their country, and

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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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Remembrance Sunday: Challenges of those who serve the country

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Simon Ketteridge, Riverside Care and Support’s Director of Business Development, reflects on the challenges of those who serve the country. There are 2.8 million veterans in the UK and research has shown that working-age veterans are more likely to be economically inactive (neither in work nor seeking employment) and have physical

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Dreadlocks grown for dad get chopped off for charity

Graham Taylor, Riverside customer at Newbury House in Manchester, gets his dreadlocks cut off by barber Raimi Shoneye, watched by Riverside support worker Wendy Foran and Riverside team Kerry Kelly, (left) and Ross Jenkins.

A former homeless man who grew dreadlocks for 25 years in memory of his dad has chopped them off to help people fight cancer. Graham Barrington Taylor’s father William passed away from lung cancer in 1992 and a shocked Graham stopped getting his hair cut. In the following years, his curly locks became dreadlocks –

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Street Buddies wins volunteer award by the Mayor of London!

Street Buddies scooped the Supporting and Inspiring accolade at the Team London Awards 2017.

A Riverside project that supports homeless people has won a prestigious award from London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Street Buddies scooped the Supporting and Inspiring accolade at the Team London Awards 2017. The annual ceremony took place last night (November 6) at City Hall, recognising volunteers and volunteering projects that do great things for the capital.

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Riverside’s homeless veterans campaign scoops prestigious Northern Marketing Award

Riverside’s Corporate Marketing team picked up the award for Best Not-For-Profit Campaign at the annual Northern Marketing Awards last night. More than 400 people attended the event in Manchester to celebrate and reward marketing excellence in the region. The award was for the Hardwick House digital marketing campaign, which used targeted Facebook and Twitter adverts

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Riverside gives cautious welcome to Government’s proposed funding for supported housing

As a major provider of housing with care and support, Riverside has cautiously welcomed yesterday’s Ministerial statement (October 31), setting out proposals for a new funding system for supported housing. The 52,500-home housing association is pleased that the Government has moved a long way from its original plan to restrict housing benefit to Local Housing

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