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The only way is up for apprentices

Apprenticeships are a hot topic at the moment and it’s hard to turn on the TV or radio without hearing about how the Government will support employers to recruit apprentices. Holly Wrigley explains the Riverside view. We realised that Riverside was in a great position to support people wanting to become an apprentice, so we

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Susan Jee awarded most effective woman board member

Susan Jee , Riverside’s treasurer, has been awarded Most Effective Woman Board Member at the recent Women in Housing Awards. The awards, organised by Connectin Events and WISH (Women in Social Housing) now in their third year, celebrate the fantastic achievements of women within the sector. Penni Pennington, Director of Connectin said “we are delighted to

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Women in Housing Conference 2015

Carol Matthews Women In Housing Conference

I am back today after attending my first Women in Housing Conference, feeling refreshed and inspired by all the fabulous women that I met. Although I knew that Carol Matthews and Barbara Houghton would be attending from Riverside I didn’t know anyone else, but was so much looking forward to the opportunity to meet other

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Protecting older people from financial scams

Poulton Court, Southport accommodation for Retirement Living

By Imogen Revell LiveTime officer Older people can often become vulnerable to scamming.  Sadly we’ve seen a steady increase in LiveTime customers who have lost money from doorstep callers or telephone scammers. In most cases we can intervene and recover cash handed over in the home, but sometimes scammers leave no trace and we are

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Older People’s Day

By : John Glenton, Director of Operations for care and support services Today is Older People’s Day and that brings me to consider older people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community. Many in their 60s, 70s and 80s may have experienced direct discrimination and some have lived in fear of imprisonment, when homosexuality

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Riverside colleagues raise big bucks for Cancer Research UK

Riverside selected Cancer Research UK to be its corporate charity in September 2014. So far colleagues have raised over £14,500. Colleagues really entered into the spirit of fundraising for such a worthy cause and have held many events since the partnership started. During Launch Week at the end of September Riverside staff held a Football

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On-line sourcing of goods just got easier

The Riverside Procurement Team have recently purchased ‘Due North’ software for the on-line sourcing of goods and services to replace the antiquated paper based approach. This software provides a multitude of benefits in relation to sourcing and tendering and provides a ‘Marketplace’ called ‘The Chest’ allowing access to tens of thousands of suppliers across all

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My Energy Interactive Session

My Energy Interactive Session St Luke’s Primary School, Pennyburn Kathryn Morrison (Affordable Warmth Officer) & Lyndsay McLaughlin (Executive Services Assistant) visited St Luke’s Primary School recently to tell the primary 5’s all about Energy Saving Week and delivered an interactive session on what IHA do to help reduce energy consumption and costs, as well as

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My Future Interactive Session

Pennybarn school

Gillian Scott (Employability Officer) visited St Luke’s Primary School to deliver an interactive session with primary 7’s called ‘My Future’.  The interactive session from Irvine Housing Association is aimed at primary 7’s who are moving into secondary school after the summer and highlights how important it is to leave school with qualifications as well as

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Tenants and Residents Federation Conference 2015

Walter McFarlene, Tenant Chair of the Conference Planning Group shares his experience of the Riverside Tenants and Federation Conference 2015 in Chester.  Almost two hundred and fifty tenants, residents and board members gathered from all over the country. High on the agenda was how best tenants, residents and Riverside can work together to face the

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