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BIG CHANGES AT DOVECOT COURT, PEEBLES

BIG CHANGES AT  DOVECOT COURT, PEEBLES

We are delighted to be able to offer a personalised service for tenants living at Dovecot Court, Peebles.  We will be taking over from the current provider SB Cares (Scottish Borders Council) on 1 September 2021 and will deliver care at home and housing support services in addition to their current role as landlord.

Our locally based Eildon team will offer a flexible service covering all aspects of tenancy management, social support and personal care, and provides a fantastic opportunity to build on the service currently provided by SB Cares.

Most of the current SB Cares team will be remain at Dovecot Court, transferring their employment to Eildon, providing valuable consistency for the staff group and the tenants.  Eildon are also adding to the team through the current recruitment of support staff.

The new team at Dovecot Court is headed up by Extra Care Manager Kathleen Ewart who has over 20 years’ experience working in the care and support sector including experience in the provision of homecare services, residential care, sheltered housing, housing with care and extra care.

Amanda Miller, our Director of Community Services said “We are thrilled to be taking on such a valuable service and to be working with experienced staff from SB Cares. The transfer of the service is in line with our plans to deliver more care and support services in the Borders, especially through extra care housing, with the opening of our new extra care development in Galashiels, Wilkie Gardens, taking place later this year.”

“This is part of Eildon’s strategy to invest more than £120M in the Borders economy bringing much needed jobs, regeneration and 750 affordable new homes.”

Councillor Tom Weatherston, SBC’s Executive Member for Adult Wellbeing, added: “We are delighted to have been working in partnership with Eildon on this transfer and wish them well as they formally take over management of all aspects of the service. The transition has been carefully planned to ensure tenants continue to receive the high quality of care and support they are used to, as well as enjoying all the other benefits that living at Dovecot Court brings them.”

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