Riverside reaffirms commitment to armed forces community

Riverside has pledged to continue its support for armed forces personnel and their families at a special meeting with military officials in Liverpool.

Senior leaders from the housing association re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which re-affirms a commitment to treating those who serve in the military with fairness and respect.

Riverside was the first housing association to sign the covenant back in 2014 and is a leading provider of specialist housing and support for veterans struggling to readjust to civilian life.

Chief Executive Carol Matthews and Executive Director of Care and Support John Glenton met Warrant Officer Class 2 Amanda Keating, from the 156 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps, to re-sign the covenant at Riverside’s Liverpool HQ last week.

Carol said: “We are proud to support veterans who have struggled with the transition back to civilian life. We deliver housing services, advice and support across the country to veterans who would otherwise be homeless.

“We also employ veterans and reservists as part of our housing teams, and our veterans and Armed Forces Strategy highlights our key commitments.”

Victoria Doran, Regional Employer Engagement Director North West Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, added: “By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, Riverside is pledging ongoing support to the Armed Forces family, encompassing veterans, cadets, reservists, cadet force adult volunteers and their employers.

“There is much to be gained on both sides from a partnership between Defence and the business community, and we look forward to further opportunities to collaborate in the future.”

Riverside is committed to supporting veterans facing homelessness and its services have been developed and driven by staff who have served in the armed forces. You can find out more here.