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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

By Jenny Crocker, Care and Support Service Manager On 10 December in 1948, the United Nations’ General Assembly set out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a common standard to affirm the basic rights and freedoms of all human beings. It sets out human rights to be universally protected. In 2009 it received a certificate from

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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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Remembering the past

At the beginning of Black History Month, Petra Davies, Project Support Assistant and member of Riverside’s BAME staff group, Origin, looks back at Liverpool’s annual Slavery Remembrance Day. Liverpool’s annual Slavery Remembrance Day is held on 23 August, the day, in 1791, when an uprising of enslaved Africans on the island of Saint Dominque (modern

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Former homeless veterans complete epic coast to coast trek across America

Two veterans from The Beacon, Riverside’s supported housing scheme in Catterick, have trekked across America for charity and returned to a hero’s welcome and a new determination to change their lives for the better. Jonny Burns (28) and Kev Carr (36) walked 1,000 miles across America to raise money for Walking With The Wounded and

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