A specialist service which supports domestic abuse victims with housing issues in the Scottish Borders has reached its 100th referral. The milestone for the Safe Housing Options service, operated by Scottish Borders Council’s Safer Communities team, was achieved in the space of just nine month
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Scottish Borders Council has estimated that 130 posts may be reduced as part of making efficiencies in the coming financial year, though it has ensured that this will not result in the loss of any staff. As the local authority prepares to outline its budget proposals for 2016/17, council leader Dav
Environment minister Aileen McLeod launches plan to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding A plan to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding has been launched by environment minister Aileen McLeod.
Councillor Frances Renton and Margaret Burgess MSP officially open the new homes Minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP visited this week Peebles to officially open new affordable homes delivered through the National Housing Trust initiative.
(from left) John McDonald (Big Lottery Fund), Angie Lloyd-Jones (SBC), Michael Patterson (Eildon HA) Martin Sime CEO of SCVO who sponsored 3rd Sector Partnership Award. A care & repair service managed by Eildon Housing Association in partnership with Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has scooped a
Nile Istephan Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Borders College and local registered social landlords are holding a joint procurement event today for suppliers and contractors.
Andrew Burns Business leaders throughout Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland are being urged to pledge their support for a proposal designed to accelerate growth in the region.
(from left) Eildon tenant Ms Lorraine Watson, Calum Kerr MP and Eildon’s chairman Trevor Burrows Calum Kerr MP was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of one of Eildon Housing Association’s latest new developments.
Work has started on an affordable homes development in the Scottish Borders. An agreement was reached with developers Waverley Tweed Ltd at the end of last year for Scottish Borders Council (SBC) to acquire three flats at a long-standing gap site in Innerleithen High Street, in addition to a further
Ronnie Dumma, Eildon’s development manager collecting the award Eildon Housing Association’s new Dunwhinny Gardens development in Peebles was the latest to be recognised at a national awards ceremony winning the ‘Best Development - Medium’ category at the Homes for Scotland Awards last week.
The national roll out of Universal Credit continued yesterday with the benefit now available to new single claimants in Kirkwall, Lerwick and Stornoway. Universal Credit, the new benefit that will replace Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Tax Credits and Housing
Families have been stopped from moving into their new homes at a multi-million pound development in the Borders after traces of deadly gas were detected. STV has reported that work was halted at Easter Langlee in Galashiels, Selkirkshire, after scientists found both methane and carbon dioxide in bor