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International Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Lyn Bowker, Equality and Diversity Manager Today is international Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). People across the globe have used 20 November to remember those who have died because of transphobia every year since 1998. The day remembers people who have been killed that year, by murder or suicide, as a result of their

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LGBT hate crime on the rise

LGBT views

During National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Mark Cook, Care and Support Regional Manager, looks at a new report suggesting LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.

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Support for hate crime victims as figures rise

New figures released today show a worrying surge in hate crime. According to Home Office figures, hate crime offences recorded by the police rose by a record 29% to 80,393 incidents in the 12 months to March 2017. Figures showed a spike in hate crime following the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester earlier this

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National Coming Out Day

John Glenton, Riverside's Executive Director for Care and Support

On National Coming Out Day, John Glenton, Riverside’s Executive Director for Care and Support and Co-Chair of our LGBT group Spectrum, looks at the importance of being yourself in the workplace.

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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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Tackling social housing stereotypes in the media

Benefit to Society campaign

A Riverside tenant has played a key role in a campaign to tackle social housing stereotypes in the media, and to encourage fair reporting in the news. Sally Trueman has taken part in the Benefit to Society campaign and a media guide, called Fair Press for Tenants, has been put together in collaboration with the National

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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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