What is a housing association and how do we work?

Fifty years of service to the people and communities that we were set up to support.

Old Eildon office
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We are the Eildon Group based in the Scottish Borders and made up of parent company Eildon Housing Association Ltd, and Eildon Enterprise Ltd.

As a registered charity we have provided housing, care and support services for the last fifty years to people right across the Scottish Borders region.

We started out as Eildon Housing Association (EHA) in 1973, and have grown to the point where we now serve nearly 50 communities in Borders towns, villages and rural areas.

Today, EHA is recognised as one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers. We’re committed to excellence in everything we do, and continue to grow, by building new homes and developing innovative new services. All our activities are underpinned by our commitment to doing our best for the people we serve.

More about what we do

We are focused on understanding and responding to the issues and needs within this large, rural and diverse region of the Borders which has around 115,000 people and nearly 55,000 households.

We currently have 2853 homes for social rent and 70 EEL mid-market rent properties. Find out more about the homes we have to rent.


We provide a range of care and support options for older residents and people with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders. From our Extra Care service, we provide high quality and accessible accommodation within a safe and secure setting. This service is designed to meet individual/s changing needs after the age of 60, providing 24-hour assistfance.

We also manage a Care & Repair handyperson service which is available to anyone living in the Borders who is 60 years or over or has a learning disability. You do not have to be an Eildon tenant to use this service.

Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to interviewing all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for a job, as defined in the person specification.

With our adoption of this scheme, we continue to broaden and deepen our existing commitment as an employer.