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Homelessness: Funding for short-term supported housing must remain in the main welfare system – Riverside’s response to Government consultation

Riverside is one of the largest charitable housing association groups in the country, owning and managing over 53,000 homes across England and Scotland. We are a large provider of supported housing, delivering homes and services to over 10,000 customers across 872 services. We are England’s third largest provider of homelessness services. We welcome the Government’s

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Contacting us on Friday 19 January, 2018

Riverside News Update

We’re experiencing an unusually high number of calls to the Customer Service Centre this morning, Friday 19 January. To avoid a lengthy wait, if you have an enquiry that isn’t an emergency, you might be better calling us this afternoon. Don’t forget our phone lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Go-ahead for £4.8m new homes plan in Carlisle

Roof tops in Headingley, Leeds.

Planning permission has been granted to build 40 new homes for affordable rent in Carlisle – providing much-needed new social housing in the town. The £4.8 million development in Beverley Rise, Harraby, will offer residents two and three bedroomed semi-detached homes with gardens and off-street parking. All of the 40 new builds are for affordable

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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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