Our service is provided by Eildon in partnership with Scottish Borders Council, and is open to anyone, of any tenure, over the age of 60 or those of any age with a disability. Our aim is to keep older residents safe and to help them continue to live independent and productive lives.
We offer a Handyperson Service, where for £38.00 you can join the ‘Handyperson Club’. Our handyperson can carry out small DIY tasks to help you continue to live in comfort, safety and security in your home. Such as fitting light bulbs, changing smoke alarm batteries, fitting curtain rails and hanging curtains, picture hanging or fitting grab rails. There is no limit to the number of visits.
We have a team of Occupational Therapists, based in Selkirk, who can assess and advise on improvements to your home to meet a physical need, such as fitting of a level access shower, provision of bath/shower aids, installation of a stairlift or fitting of a ramp. Grants may be available if you are eligible.
We also offer advice to homeowners on essential repairs to bring your home up to standard, such as damp works or electrical rewiring.
Our team is managed by Eildon Housing Associations Property Maintenance section and consists of Billy Hutton our Project Officer, Ellen Millar Care & Repair Assistant, Ainsley Casson Administrative Assistant and our three Handypersons Alan Lyndsay, Tony Crausaz and Graeme Henry. We also have two Occupational Therapists, Heather Jeffrey & Lyndsay Crausaz and an Occupational Therapy Assistant Alan Hunter who are seconded from Scottish Borders Council.
For further information please see our page here or contact the office on 01750 724895 to talk to a team member.