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The North Bransholme team
Two projects which are transforming lives and revitalising neighbourhoods in Yorkshire and Humberside have been shortlisted for national awards.
Housing association Riverside has been announced as a finalist in two categories of the Regeneration and Renewal Awards.
The Beacon, a housing and training centre in Catterick for ex-servicemen threatened with homelessness, has been shortlisted for Partnership Working. The centre is one of a number run by Riverside ECHG in partnership with the Ministry of Defence to help veterans make the transition back to civilian life.
The transformation of the North Bransholme estate in Hull, since nearly 1,200 homes were transferred to Riverside from Hull City Council less than two years ago, has been shortlisted for the Best Use of Housing in Regeneration.
Riverside has already ploughed over £8.5million into North Bransholme and has brought over 560 properties up to the Decent Homes Standard. It has also pledged over £5,000 to community groups, created over 100 employment opportunities and appointed an Affordable Warmth Advisor and a Money Advisor to tackle fuel poverty and financial exclusion. All of this has been done in partnership with a very active residents group.
Riverside’s Chief Executive Carol Matthews said: “We are delighted to be in the running for two awards which recognise the role we play in improving the physical, economic and social prospects of firstly the neighbourhoods we operate in and secondly helping those who have served our country make the transition back to civilian life.”