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Observing Yom Kippur


As our Jewish colleagues and customers prepare to observe Yom Kippur, Riverside’s Equality and Diversity Manager Lyn Bowker looks at the significance of The Day of Atonement.

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LGBT through different eyes

Riverside is proud to say it welcomes employees from a wide range of backgrounds. Here two BME colleagues share their very different experiences of the LGBT community.   By Kelvin O’Mard, Care and Support Area Manager Being born to parents who came to England from the Caribbean, where attitudes toward the LGBT community are politically

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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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#NoBystanders… Together we can make a difference

#nobystanders Stonewall campaign

July is Pride month and it is great to see so many opportunities for the LGBT community and our allies to celebrate.  It is important to remember that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, hate and abuse is still very much a part of life for many within the LGBT community. #NoBystanders is the Stonewall campaign

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LGBT views on social housing sought

LGBT views

Riverside is urging its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) customers to help independent researchers find out about their experiences and views on social housing. Researchers at the University of Surrey are conducting the study, called HomeSAFE: Engaging and exploring LGBT*Q tenant experiences, concerns and preferences about social housing. The project will use focus groups,

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My transgender pride

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Danielle Oliver talks about how Riverside supported her during her trans journey from homelessness back into work and has given her something to celebrate at Sparkle this weekend.

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