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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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Stonewall – born of the Thatcher era

David Green, a Riverside tenant,  reflects on the work of Stonewall and the issues still facing lesbian and gay men. In 1989 there were still many issues facing lesbian and gay men in society. Equality was not on the agenda for mainstream politicians. Undermining the gains that direct action had won in the 1970s was

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Challenging Times, Changing Lives

Challenging times Changing lives

Challenging Times, Changing Lives research project is following 20 families, single people and couples over the next three years to assess financial and economic changes. Riverside researchers are carrying out in depth interviews every six months as part of a longitudinal study, to gain a more detailed understanding of the impact of welfare reform and wider

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Get Online Week

By Michael Phillips, Riverside’s lead for digital inclusion   Digital inclusion means a whole range of different things to different people.  As Get Online Week is underway I’ve been asked to unpick what digital inclusion means and why it’s so important. Perhaps because technology is moving so fast, it’s inevitable people will struggle to keep

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Annual report to customers available now

We have published our  2015 annual report to customers to tell you how we are performing, celebrate our achievements and highlight where and how we need to improve. This year, we have produced one report for all, with a dedicated section highlighting our work in care and support. This reinforces our commitment to offering a consistent

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Protecting older people from financial scammers

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

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‘Tea cosy’ homes boost health and wealth on Maidford Road

Tea Cosy Homes At Maidford Road

A new development in Liverpool designed to cut fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions is also having a knock-on effect on residents’ health. Riverside’s one-and-two bedroom apartments and bungalows on Maidford Road in Dovecot form the housing association’s pilot eco development. Kevin Hubbard, Riverside’s Quality and Value Manager, said: “We are committed to improving the

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Hull apprentice takes to the seas

Kyle Beacock Apprenticeship Cup

Kyle Beacock – Apprentice Multi Skilled Technician In June 2015 I joined hundreds of other apprentices from Britain, Ireland, France, the Netherlands and China for the Apprentice Ship Cup. I had never been on a tall ship before, let alone a 35 metre one like Bessie Ellen with a top speed of over 11 knots,

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Older People’s Day – LGBT

John Glenton, Riverside’s director of operations in care and support and co-chair of Spectrum, the LGBT staff group

By John Glenton, Riverside’s director of operations in care and support and co-chair of Spectrum, the LGBT staff group 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

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