Ensuring our business runs smoothly for tenants

Thursday, 14 October 2021

After joining Reside almost eight years ago, Rebecca Coppini is now a key member of staff in the Finance team and is the Purchase Ledger Accountant. After completing her degree in Accountancy and Business at Portsmouth University, she joined Reside and has never looked back. In her blog, she talks about the challenges of her…

Supporting tenants with a sensory impairment

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Niki Duffy is a Tenant Support Officer at one of our specialised supported living schemes in Durham. In her blog, she talks about her role supporting tenants who are blind or deaf. “A lot of time in my role is spent providing emotional support. Often tenants just want to chat to someone and air any…

Working with families to find housing options

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Read our guest blog by Linda Jordan, a Senior Development Adviser for NDTi. A social change organisation, NDTi aims to enable people at risk of exclusion, due to age or disability, to live the life they choose. Linda is involved in the NDTi’s Preparing for Adulthood programme and in her blog talks about the challenges…

From the brief to the building site

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Our guest blogger Andrew Lawson is a building surveyor who works closely with Reside and our building contractors to adapt properties for tenants who are coming out of long-term hospital settings. With an architectural design background, Andrew moved into surveying 12 years ago, joining his father’s practice, Lawson & Co, based in Leeds. “My role…

Goodbye from Diane French

Friday, 10 September 2021

On 17 September I will be leaving my role as CEO of Reside and wishing all our staff, tenants and partners well as the organisation merges with Progress Housing Group. A merger I was instrumental in initiating because I believe good supported housing providers need strength and scale to stand up to the pressures of…

No two days are the same at Reside

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Graham Dickinson is one of our Maintenance Operatives, covering the South East of England. In his blog, he talks about challenges of his role, his day to day work and what makes his job so rewarding.  “The maintenance jobs I get assigned are varied and no two days are the same – it’s never boring!…

Transforming a young person’s life

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Fred Grand is NHS England’s Regional Housing Lead for the North East & North Cumbria, and is responsible for the housing workstream of the Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme in his area. He has been involved in the development of supported living for almost 20 years, and was previously a local authority commissioner. In his…

Turning a house into a home

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Reside’s Head of Business Development, Tammy Murray, went to Manchester recently to visit a newly acquired property which is undergoing renovations. In her blog she talks about the impact it will have on the prospective tenant and why it’s so rewarding to see our properties take shape. “Up until now because of lockdown we’ve only…

Caring for our tenants during major refurbishment

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Carrying out major refurbishment projects in our properties is challenging, as many of our tenants have complex support needs. In his blog, Head of Maintenance Beau Rickerby outlines our approach. “We have to devise a short-term strategy for the works which puts the tenants first. For example, if we need to switch off the heating…

Tenants & support providers make my job worthwhile

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

From housing benefit applications, dealing with tenants, to property inspections, our Tenant Support Officers at Reside are key to keeping everything running smoothly on a day to day basis. In her blog, Tenant Support Officer Cheryl Harris talks about the challenges and rewards of the job. “I joined Reside in March 2020 with 18 years’…

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