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Straight allies – who needs them?

By Roisin Rowley-Smith, communications officer Before I’d even arrived at M & S Bank buildings in Chester for Stonewall’s Straight Allies training I’d struggled with the preparation for the course.  Choosing my role models proved a difficult task.  Atticus Finch, the lawyer who fought racism in To Kill a Mockingbird was an obvious choice for

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Healthy eating project a success for Derby

A healthy eating project in Derby a huge success. Earlier this year, Riverside working together with community charity Sova secured funding through Public Health England (PHE) to deliver ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Communities’. Families from Derby’s City Point estate took part in the first batch cooking scheme of its kind. Residents learned how to prepare and

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Standing up to Tenancy Fraud

Riverside is committed to standing up against tenancy cheats. This is a wider South East problem, with all local authorities tackling the issue. A dedicated Riverside team, operating out of the Dartford office, have launched a confidential Key Amnesty to help those breaking the law come forward without fear of prosecution, with the recovery of

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Momentum youth conference

  Riverside are proud supporters of popular youth conference Momentum 2015. On Thursday 29th October hundreds of young people will gather for South London’s largest youth conference in Croyden which aims to support young people to move in a positive direction. Riverside community engagement officer Wendy Mason said: “I’m delighted we’re a sponsor for Momentum again.

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Tackling anti-social behaviour

Riverside is tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) in our communities across the country.   This summer we had two successful injunctions upheld against two perpetrators’ ASB in the Midlands.  As a result of our working within the community, and advice from our legal team, we successfully obtained the two injunctions against perpetrators’ ASB to other residents which included

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Beaumanor community youth project a hit

Popular youth service Streetvibe has been a hit with young people in Beaumanor Estate, helping to reduce anti-social behaviour in the community.  Community youth service Streetvibe has been working with Riverside to engage young people in Beaumanor Estate in Leicester since July. The project, for 13-19yr olds, currently offers free services every Friday 7-9pm and

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Let’s get digital

With more and more communication taking place online, Riverside is committed to making the internet more accessible to our communities. By sharing the experiences of those making their first steps in the digital world we showcase just how much it can improve day to day life. Riverside Employment and Training project worker Sasha Lawrence-Jackson is

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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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