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Big plans for new homes and services

As well as improving services for you, we want to help more people who can’t afford a home of their own, or who need support to deal with life’s challenges.  So we’ve set ourselves some ambitious goals for the next three years.  We are connecting… We’re going to continue developing our digital services so more

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Improving our services for you

Improving services

Providing you with a great service is our number one priority. Many customers are happy with Riverside but we know we can do better and we’re committed to improving. So we’re looking closely at every area of the organisation and how we work.  The aim? To spend more time in your neighbourhood and give you

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Get fit, get safe, get savvy – get together!

Get fit at Retirement Living services

Your brand new Health and Wellbeing service is coming – and we hope you’ll get involved. Aimed at Retirement Living and older customers, a range of themed, monthly activities will encourage you to: —             be ‘age-healthy’ —             be resilient —             remain independent —             maintain a feeling of physical and mental wellness. We’ve lined up a

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Let’s ensure politicians champion associations

The sector needs to push the housing agenda to political candidates ahead of the general election, says Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive Saying that we find ourselves in ‘unprecedented times’ is fast becoming a bit hackneyed. But not since the mid-1970s have we seen such quick successive general elections, not to mention a referendum on our membership of

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Removing the stigma surrounding mental health

Riverside's Chief Executive Carol Matthews signs up to the Time to Change employer pledge

By Ian Gregg, Executive Director of Asset Services I am really pleased that today Riverside has formally signed up to the Time to Change employer pledge, standing by our commitment to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health. By doing this, we’re not only showing our support for this worthwhile campaign but also striving to improve

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Property MOTs win national award

Property MOTs, Riverside Walton and Widnes

Riverside’s Property MOTs have won a national accolade for an outstanding approach to repairs and maintenance at this year’s UK Housing Awards. The awards, organised by Inside Housing and Chartered Institute of Housing, celebrate the achievements of organisations, individuals and projects that are leading the way in affordable housing. The outstanding approach to repairs and

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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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