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Supporting Customers to Get Online

We are excited to announce that we have partnered up with Connecting Scotland to combat digital exclusion amongst Riverside Scotland customers. We’ll be offering customers the opportunity to borrow IT devices and MiFi devices to gain internet connectivity. Digital exclusion comprises three aspects that are often intertwined. These are: Access – those who are digitally

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Supporting our Customers – Bed Poverty Campaign

The cost-of-living crisis has led to “bed poverty” where families end up sleeping in poor conditions because they are having to prioritise money for food and heating. Bed poverty can look different from family to family. It can include: — broken beds and damaged bedding: families can’t afford to replace or repair unsuitable beds or

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Moving into your Home Survey

We recently wrote out to customers who have moved into a Riverside Scotland home in the last six months for their feedback on their experience. As part of our commitment to continuously improve our services, our tenant-led Service Improvement Group are reviewing our Void Management processes. As part of this, they are looking for feedback

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Board Member Vacancy

  Riverside Scotland houses and supports people in local communities across South West Scotland. It’s an important and dynamic environment, which has seen significant development in the last few years and has, as a Social Housing sector, some interesting challenges. These challenges can be addressed by the right skills and values at Board level, where

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Word on the Street Customer Update

Our latest customer update highlights just some of the support and services we have available to customers including help to get online with our digital device lending scheme, access to beds and bedding and how we can support tenants experiencing domestic abuse in their home. Word on the Street Customer Update – Issue 3

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Have your say in our Annual Rent Consultation

Our annual rent consultation is now open.  This consultation closes on Monday 11th December 2023. A copy of our consultation leaflet and a cover letter has been sent by post to all of our customers. We’re setting out three options in the leaflet and asking you to select your preferred proposal by Monday 11th December 2023. With

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Customer Newsletter Winter 2023

Our Winter newsletter is packed full of useful advice on winter repairs, what to do if you have frozen pipes, a reminder of our repairs timescales as well as condensation, damp and mould advice. We have also included a story on how our affordability officer, Cath Stone is supporting customers as well as contact details

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ECO savings: Dumfries residents to be insulated from potential energy price rises thanks to £1.5m ECO project

Almost 300 Riverside Scotland households in Dumfries will enjoy warmer homes and lower energy bills this autumn and winter thanks to a £1.5m retrofit project. The seven-figure investment has been spent to future proof 294 Riverside Scotland homes so households can benefit from significant energy efficiency upgrades. All the homes receiving the upgrades have an

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