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Riverside runners and riders clock up 17,000km and raise £9,000 for Church Homeless Trust

Over 80 staff at Riverside took part in the “Stretch Yourself for CHT” in June, which aimed to raise money for the Church Homeless Trust’s (CHT) emergency Covid fund. Times are harder than ever for people affected by homelessness. CHT is a small independent charity that raises funds to support homeless people and Riverside staff

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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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Men’s health and the LGBTQ+ community

By Michael Gill, Co-chair of our LGBTQ+ staff network Spectrum I was pleaed to be asked to contribute to Men’s Health Week and this year’s theme of the COVID 19 outbreak as this is so important to the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ community already faces health inequalities without a global pandemic and, because of this,

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Mental Health Awareness Week

At the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, Executive Director Ian Gregg has written this blog about the importance of kindness in times of trouble.  As we begin Mental Health Awareness Week, I need to be honest and say I struggled last week. Having reflected on this, there were a few reasons why. As an

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World AIDS Day – why it’s important to know your status

By John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support On 1 December we marked the 30th annual World AIDS Day. The theme this year is ‘know your status’, encouraging people to be aware of their HIV infection status and to access HIV prevention, treatment and care services.  Only 75% of people living with HIV are

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Emma rebuilt her life and now helps others do the same

Emma Magee, from Doncaster, was once stuck in an abusive relationship. But after getting the support she needed, Emma was able to move on and rebuild her life. Now working as an Outreach Support Worker, she tells us how her own personal experience led her to the job she loves. “If you’d have told me

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Real Change Wigan and Leigh launches on World Homeless Day

In my national role I travel a great deal and have spent more time in train stations then I would care to mention! But one thing I have noticed during my travels is that rough sleeping and the number of people who are begging near or around these train stations has increased.  According to the

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