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How we’re helping veterans rebuild their lives

Armed Forces

Riverside was the first housing association to sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, underlining our commitment to supporting the servicemen and women who serve our country. As we reaffirm that commitment with a re-signing of the covenant today, Head of Support Housing Helen Gore explains why it matters so much… I’m proud that we were

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‘It’s so important that we fight this horrible disease’

Colleagues across Riverside have so far raised more than £80,000 for Cancer Research UK as part of a three-year £100,000 campaign to help beat the disease. As we approach Mother’s Day (Sunday 26 March), Patricia Christie, our Aids and Adaptations Coordinator for the North and East, explains why supporting the fight against cancer matters so

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Residents urged to have their say on future of Bromley estates

Residents are being invited to share their views on multi-million pound proposals to regenerate two Bromley estates. Riverside is asking people living in Pike Close and Calverley Close to have a say on what’s important to them. The housing association is planning to invest millions of pounds to build warmer homes that are cheaper for

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Join us and make a difference

Scrutiny panel

We are running a recruitment campaign to get more tenants, residents and customers involved in improving the services we deliver. You can help by telling us what you think, help us to shape the service you receive or be the voice of your local community. Ways to get involved We know that you are at

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New affordable home ownership made possible with £15m funding

Hundreds of more people will be able to get a foot on the property ladder after Riverside secured over £15 million to build more than 500 new homes. We were successful in securing funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme to give more people the opportunity to have an

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Housebuilding should be a key role in government’s plans

alvaston derby

Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive, looks at how building more affordable homes in the North will help retain talent and rebalance the economy. The government has rightly identified the lack of available and affordable good quality homes as potentially the biggest social policy challenge facing this country. I understand that the much-anticipated Housing White Paper will shortly

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Supported Housing: the new North South Divide

Carol Matthews

Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive, examines the regional disparities of Local Housing Allowance rates. Supported housing is high cost and low margin social housing provision, it provides homes and services for the most vulnerable people in society. The Government has acknowledged its importance in the recent consultation document, but the decision to change the way supported housing is

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Manchester City’s U18s support rough sleepers

Manchester City Under-18s players decorate a tree in Newbury House

Players from Manchester City’s Under-18s team spread Christmas cheer and supported homeless people during a visit to Riverside’s Newbury House. The footballers and coaches, supported by City in the Community, handed over warm winter items, decorated the housing and support scheme, and donated supermarket vouchers to those in need. As part of the #BlueChristmas campaign

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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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