A total £102,000 worth of energy vouchers were issued by the Borders Housing Network (BHN) between April 2022 and March 2023 to provide vital support to over 4,000 tenants and their families as the cost-of-living crisis continues. The network, made up of Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA),
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The Borders Housing Network (BHN) has announced a major expansion of the support offered to tenants struggling with energy costs, thanks to a grant from Scottish Borders Council’s Cost of Living Fund. BHN, comprising Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA), Eildon Housing Association (EHA), Sco
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) and its partners are hoping to spread a bit of cheer this Christmas with a donation to the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal. Supporting the Mission Christmas appeal to ensure that no local children wake up without a gift this Christmas, SBHA, alongsi
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
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has submitted plans for 16 homes across two sites in Burnfoot, Hawick. Following on from a well-attended consultation event at the Burnfoot Hub in October, SBHA has now officially submitted its plans, prepared by Galashiels-based architects Aitken Turnbull
Residents in the Borders towns of Jedburgh and Hawick are being invited to give their views on proposed plans for Scottish Borders Housing Association’s ‘Garages to Homes’ project at two consultation events next week. SBHA is considering building homes at three separate sites in Lo
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) is planning to build 14 new homes in Burnfoot, Hawick, and is giving residents the chance to give their views on the proposals. SBHA plans to build new homes in two locations - Fairhurst Drive and Leishman Place - and the Association is keen to hear the vi
Jimmy Black rounds up a lively discussion on the Scottish Housing News Podcast about tenant participation and how it has evolved since the pandemic. Who gets to have housing fun? Not the staff and not the board members at their very serious conferences. It’s the tenants who have the fun.
Social housing tenants have a statutory right to have a say in the running of their homes, but what does that mean in practice? TPAS Scotland has been providing support in this very field for over 40 years and has launched a new campaign to help housing organisations and tenants to build better rela
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has appointed Emma Garry as its new director of development, a newly-created post to reflect the organisation's commitment to greatly increase its role in the provision of new homes. Emma, a Chartered Surveyor with almost 20 years’ experience in the
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has underlined its commitment to supporting the local economy and investing in future talent by welcoming three new Modern Apprentices into its Property Services Team. The three new recruits – an apprentice electrician, apprentice plumber and apprent
Edinburgh-based developers Whiteburn Projects is set to host its second public consultation on Wednesday 10 August 2022 to provide a further update to the local community of its plans for a residential development on land accessed from Stow Road in the north of Lauder.
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has recruited Jasmyn Davidson as its new tenant engagement assistant. A psychology student at Edinburgh Napier University, Jasmyn is about to go into the 4th year of her degree and will work with SBHA and the Scottish Borders Tenants Organisation (SBTO) as
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) is undertaking a significant consultation in the Croft Street Area of Galashiels. Streets included in the consultation are Croft Street – Huddersfield Street Area (Hill Street, Greenbank Street & Galabank Street).
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.