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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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Why is bi visibilty so important?

Ahead of Bi Visibility Day, Jenny Crocker, Service Manager and co-Chair of Riverside’s LGBT staff group Spectrum, looks at why it’s so important that bi men and women are able to be themselves.

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I am me, who could you be?

Woz James-Synnott, Bristol-based Service Manager, talks about how coming out to colleagues as bisexual has enriched his life and the positives of being yourself in the workplace.

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Diversity in action

Mandy Lewis, Customer Service Centre Advisor, looks at how we should better represent everyone on the LGBT+ spectrum.

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Standing together


Fran Stulberg, Chair of Riverside’s disability staff group Enable, talks about how her passion for supporting those with disabilities is echoed in her commitment to LGBT equality.

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Site start for £25m housing scheme in Walton

Former Walton Hospital site, birthplace of Sir Paul McCartney, being replaced by mixed-use housing development Mulbury is developing scheme on behalf of Riverside New Aldi supermarket will create up to 50 jobs Construction work on a £25m pound project to regenerate the former Walton Hospital site in Liverpool with a mixed-use housing scheme is underway.

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Being an LGBT leader

By John Glenton, Executive Director of Care & Support and co-chair of Riverside’s LGBT staff group, Spectrum I recently attended the Stonewall LGBT leadership programme. One aspect that surprised me was how quickly I was able to form relationships with a group of 36 people I had never met before. I realised that because the

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World Mental Health Day

Most people spend a large proportion of their time at work, and in recognition this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health in the workplace’. Executive Directors Ian Gregg and John Glenton explore what Riverside is doing to support colleagues suffering with mental health issues.

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Sparkle with Pride

Liverpool Pride

By Simon Allcock, Care and Support Regional Operations Manager As Liverpool Pride approaches and people across the country take to the streets to celebrate how far we’ve come in terms of LGBT rights, I’d like you to consider a few questions. How can someone live in a nice flat in a well-thought-of small community for

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