Housemark Scotland has welcomed Dan Blake as chair of its Scotland Advisory Board (SAB). This appointment comes at an exciting time for Housemark, with new innovations launching imminently that aim to improve the homes and lives of all residents across the country.
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SHN editor Kieran Findlay finds out how the escalating energy crisis is affecting the sector and how associations are responding. Skyrocketing energy costs and inflation are directly impacting the operations of housing associations across Scotland with increased overheads forcing delays to maintenan
The four Borders-based Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) that make up the Borders Housing Network have signed a joint pledge to take decisive action against domestic abuse. The chief executives of Berwickshire, Eildon, Scottish Borders, and Waverley met on 21 November to restate their commitme
Berwickshire Housing Association has celebrated 10 years of its BeFriend programme. A 10-year anniversary celebration was held last week for volunteer befrienders, partners as well as befriendees to thank them for their contribution. The event also saw BHA chair, Jim McDevitt, giving out certificate
BeWell, a specialised mental health and wellbeing service that has improved the lives of 30 at-risk housing association residents and has cut eviction rates, became a finalist of the Social Value Award at this year’s GO Awards Scotland. Public sector construction framework provider Scottish Pr
A project to help unemployed housing association tenants into work has been launched in the Borders. The initiative is the first of its kind between the Borders Housing Network (comprising of all four local housing associations) and social enterprise The Wise Group.
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has been supporting several local groups through its Community Initiatives funding scheme. BHA is assisting the 1st Eyemouth Brownies to restart and supported the recent Christmas Shopping Day held in Eyemouth which was well attended by local businesses.
Berwickshire Housing Association’s BeFriend project is joining forces with Abundant Borders to take its Lunch Plus programme to towns and villages across the district. Villagers enjoy the recent Lunch Plus event held in Grantshouse Village Hall
The penultimate feature in our COP26SHN showcase sees the Borders Housing Network outline how the four Borders RSLs have come together with a new approach to tackle the issue of fuel poverty. A total of £450,000 in Scottish Government funding was awarded to the four Borders RSLs cons
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has showcased great examples of working in partnership with other organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of their tenants and the wider community. In 2020/21 BHA’s Financial Inclusion team received a
National Befriending Week is celebrated every year from November 1-7 providing a great opportunity to raise awareness about the positive impact befriending makes in communities and in people’s lives. This year Berwickshire Housing Association's BeFriend Service is focussing on its befriending
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is supporting projects in Eyemouth which will help tackle food poverty and also provide sports equipment for Eyemouth Primary School. BHA is providing funding to Splash for its new project branching from the food Larder, which was set up earlier in the year to
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has appointed two new members to its board of trustees. Gareth James is a research fellow at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), based at the University of Glasgow, and is primarily responsible for coordinating knowledge exchange and engag
Coldstream’s Bob Bolton is the winner of £150 worth of garden centre vouchers in Berwickshire Housing Association’s inaugural Gardens Competition.
It was party time at Boston Court in Duns last week as its oldest resident Mary Jeffrey celebrated her 100th birthday. Mary celebrated in style on September 19 at a party for family, friends and former neighbours and on Wednesday her fellow residents at Boston Court, Berwickshire Housing Association