We’re supporting UK Disability History Month (18 Nov-18 Dec)

Thursday, 11 November 2021

We’re proud to be supporting UK Disability History Month (18 November – 18 December) which focuses on two key themes: hidden impairments, and relationships and sex. Many people live with ‘hidden’ impairments, whereby their disability isn’t obvious, such as hearing loss, epilepsy, autism and mental health conditions. This can lead to a lack of understanding…

Progress Housing Group is now a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer

Thursday, 28 October 2021

We’re delighted to hear that our partner Progress Housing Group has reached the status of Level 2 Disability Confident Employer. As well as challenging attitudes around employing disabled people and driving cultural change in the workplace, it has been building a diverse workforce. To reach the criteria demanded by Level 2, the work has centered…

Compliments on a kitchen renovation

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Nick Howe is a Service Leader for Community Integrated Care and provides support to four of our tenants at a property in Leeds. He recently wrote to our contractors Bell Group with very positive feedback about a kitchen renovation that they carried out on our behalf. He wrote: “We have had a new kitchen fitted…

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…

Reside Housing Association joins Progress Housing Group

Thursday, 30 September 2021

We are pleased to confirm that on 30 September, Reside Housing Association joined Progress Housing Group, creating one of the leading providers of high-quality supported living accommodation in the UK for people with a learning disability and/or autism, and also for those with other support needs such as acquired brain injury or enduring mental health conditions….

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…

First aid training for Reside staff

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Some of our staff at our Head Office recently attended a first aid training course, run by the Red Cross. Covid has brought about some changes to the traditional training techniques, as explained by Sarah Cannon and Paul Taylor. Sarah Cannon, Receptionist/Administrator “I found the training both insightful and entertaining – our trainer led us…

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…

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