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Armed Forces Day: How a 16-year-old army recruit bounced back

Hardwick House Nathan Millward Buckingham Palace.

Hardwick House helped “Inspirational” Nathan get back on track into a home, a job and a new life Armed Forces Day offers the public a chance to show their support for Britain’s Armed Forces community including our currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets. It’s also a time to reflect on how Britain helps

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Employability Day 2020: How we’re helping customers learn new skills and find employment even through lockdown

To mark Employability Day, Gail Jenson, Riverside’s lead for Employment and Training, talks about the change in the way they deliver services to Riverside customers who are looking for training opportunities or work. As well as supporting those who have been affected by the recent Covid-19 situation and helping them to find direction. Before the

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Riverside manager receives High Sheriff of Greater Manchester award for work with rough sleepers during coronavirus pandemic

Kath Meighan with Riverside colleagues from Holiday Inn_High Sheriff Award.

A Riverside manager has been honoured with the prestigious High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Award for her work in helping rough sleepers staying in hotels during the Covid-19 lockdown. Kath Meighan works for charitable housing association Riverside who are managing emergency accommodation for homeless people at the Holiday Inn Express in Gorton, Manchester. This supported

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#SongsforSmiles at Newbury House

Colette Cronshaw, Riverside Project Assistant, shows how positive activities at our supported housing services such as Newbury House in Manchester are helping customers stay safe and well during the pandemic and help prevent social isolation during the lockdown. I received an invite to join the GMHAN Donation Distribution Panel (catchy eh!). It would enable me

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Riverside launches new volunteer Buddies service to support customers

Grace Connor

Riverside has launched a new initiative coinciding with national Volunteers’ Week for colleagues to offer bespoke volunteering support services to further engage with vulnerable customers across the country. The new Scheme Buddy service offers additional support for Riverside’s frontline teams across its communities who are facing up to the challenges and additional pressures presented by

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Anton volunteers to work on the frontline in ICU with coronavirus patients

Anton Newcombe from Mike Jackson House volunteered to work in the ICU ward with coronavirus patients at his local hospital.

Camaraderie shown in communities across the country during the Covid-19 outbreak has been tremendous, and one Riverside resident is no exception as he has put himself on the frontline to work in dangerous circumstances. When the pandemic took hold in this country earlier this year, Anton Newcombe wanted to do something worthwhile to support his

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Friends of Duffield supports Riverside customers to self-isolate in Derby

Riverside customer Sharmaine with her new TV at Centenary House which has been donated by the Friends of Duffield Homeless Group to help them self-isolate.

Customers at Riverside’s supported service for people affected by homelessness in Derby are being helped to manage their social distancing with the donation of eight TVs from a local church group. Centenary House in Derby city centre offers supported accommodation to people with complex needs and addictions, as well as those customers accessing Riverside’s further

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Riverside joins partners to set out principles preventing people returning to the streets after COVID pandemic

Riverside has put their name to a letter signed by housing providers, homelessness organisations and sector leaders sent to Dame Louise Casey, who will be spearheading the Government’s taskforce into rough sleeping during the COVID pandemic. The letter commends the government for leadership shown in the first phase of the pandemic to bring rough sleepers

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