Eildon and Hart Builders shortlisted for SPA Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in partnership with Hart Builders for the first ever Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) Best Community Benefit Initiative Award along with the following companies: Collaborative Projects including ‘Clean, Green & Vibrant’ campaign (East Ayrshire Council and Engie) Dedicated Community Benefits Project Officer (Eildon and Hart Builders) Project LEAP –… Continue Reading

Eildon Group marks 45 years as Trevor Burrows hands over the Chairmanship to Dave Alexander

Eildon Housing Association marked the organisation’s progress at its 45th AGM, as Trevor Burrows handed over the Chairmanship to former Vice Chairman Dave Alexander. The well attended meeting included Trevor Burrows giving an overview of the achievements of the year, highlighting the continued financial strength of the organisation and the progress made with regard to… Continue Reading

Would you like to work at Station Avenue?

Working at Station Avenue is something I am very proud of and it feels really good to be excited about your job. It’s a great career to get into with lots of development up the line’, so says Ben Robertson, Senior Support Worker at Eildon Housing’s Station Avenue service in Duns. Ben works at Eildon’s… Continue Reading

Eildon Donates Filing Cabinets to Borders Pet Rescue

As we move to a more digitalised process we found we had some excess furniture that Borders Pet Rescue could put to good use. It’s good to be able to help local charities in this way. Borders Pet Rescue is a charity that takes in unwanted, abandoned and lost animals and finds secure and loving… Continue Reading

Eildon to consult on future plans for Tweedbridge Court

Anyone crossing the bridge across the Tweed at Peebles will have seen construction work taking place on the south side of the river. Eildon Group have acquired and demolished the very dated and vacant building at Tweedbridge Court and are very excited about the proposals to redevelop the site to provide affordable rented flats. We… Continue Reading

Eildon Given 4 Stars by Quality Scotland

The Eildon Group have received the prestigious recognition of being given 4 Stars through the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Recognised for Excellence (R4E) framework at the Scottish Business Awards in Edinburgh. R4E is an international recognition scheme for organisations that demonstrate high levels of performance against the nine criteria of the EFQM Excellence… Continue Reading

Eildon Triumphs at Scottish Home Awards 2018

Eildon Housing Association was nominated in two categories at the Scottish Home Awards Ceremony sponsored by Ross & Liddell at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh last night. The first award for Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year (social rent) was won by our latest development in Roxburgh and Union Street in Kelso, designed by Assist… Continue Reading

Councillor Mark Rowley unveils Eildon’s latest development at Roxburgh and Union Street, Kelso

Councillor Mark Rowley, SBC’s Executive Member for Business and Economic Development, was delighted to cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of Eildon Housing Association’s latest development at Roxburgh and Union Street in Kelso on Friday 8 June. This new development which recently received a Commendation at the Scottish Home Awards, marks yet another… Continue Reading

Panel Members attend Tenant Information Service Conference

Over the weekend, Debbie and Stuart, who are Eildon Customer Panel members, attended the annual Tenant Information Service Conference in Cumbernauld with Lita (Customer Engagement Officer). There were many highlights over the weekend including the awards, speeches and workshops which informed and inspired the group. The Dementia Friends training was useful and made members think… Continue Reading

Wanted – voluntary board members

Eildon Housing Association is a leading housing and care provider in the Scottish Borders with 45 years’ experience of serving our communities. We have an ambitious strategy and have plans to develop more than 750 high quality new homes over the next 5 years, as well as develop new and improved services to a wide… Continue Reading

Eildon’s Riverside House Celebrates 30 years

The tenants and staff of Eildon Housing Association’s Riverside House, Peebles celebrated in style on Wednesday 23 May 2018 taking time out to mark its 30th year of offering high quality sheltered accommodation in the town. One of the tenants, Mrs Charlotte Dola who moved into Riverside House back in May 1991, who has been… Continue Reading

Eildon nominated in two categories for top National Award

  Eildon is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories at the forth-coming Scottish Home Awards. The ceremony takes place on the 14 June. Our new build development at Roxburgh Street Kelso is shortlisted in the ‘Best Small Affordable Development’ category (it has also been shortlisted in the Homes for Scotland… Continue Reading

Eildon gets behind ‘Cycling without Age’ Project in Peebles

We are delighted to support local initiative Cycling without Age (Amazing Grace) which is being introduced to Peebles by a group of local volunteers. Steering Group leader, Jo Cunliffe, explained that the project was borne out of her friendship with Grace Aitchison who was in her 90s and lived latterly at our Riverside House, and… Continue Reading

The Therapy Ponies are back!

After hearing about the very successful visit to Eildon’s Riverside House last year, the ‘Friends of Dovecot ‘ volunteers decided to pull out all the stops by organising an extra special visit for the tenants at Dovecot Court, Peebles. Two Shetland ponies, Edwardo and Wilson from ‘Therapy Ponies Scotland’ (accompanied by their owners Elaine and… Continue Reading

Eildon supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week

At Eildon we are proud supporters of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March 2018) and are committed to the recruitment of young persons in the Borders through apprenticeships. We currently have five apprentices employed at Eildon; one is a Trainee Finance Assistant who is working towards an AAT accounting qualification and four are Support… Continue Reading

Adverse weather update – office to re-open Monday 5 March

We are pleased to see that the weather forecast is improving and anticipate our Weaving Shed office will re-open on Monday 5 March at 8.45am. Whilst improving, the weather conditions are still proving challenging for our maintenance contractors and we continue to prioritise emergency repairs. If you need to report an Emergency Repair please phone… Continue Reading

Children from First Nursery visit Dovecot Court

Monday afternoons at 2 o’clock are proving to be a special time for the 3 and 4-year old children at First Nursery in Peebles. Their routine for the last few months has been to don their hats and coats, and head across with their teachers in a crocodile formation to visit Dovecot Court, our Extra… Continue Reading

Meet Our Riverside House Team

Our team at Riverside House provides housing and additional support for individuals of varying ages but predominately older adults. We do this to a high standard in accordance to individual’s assessed needs. We provide a warm, friendly and flexible approach within a secure environment. We encourage and maintain independence where possible to the tenants of… Continue Reading

Minister for Local Government & Housing Supports Innovative Partnership Agreement between Eildon Group and Hart Builders

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing, has offered his support to an innovative partnership agreement between Eildon Housing Association and Hart Builders which will deliver at least 388 high quality new affordable homes across 9 sites in the Borders. During a visit to the first of these developments to get underway, at Sergeants… Continue Reading

Meet Our Property Management Team

If you are an Eildon tenant there is a good chance you will have met or spoken to a member of our Property Management Team. The team consists of Michael Patterson, Property Manager, Heather Rankine, Asset Co-ordinator, Karen Chalmers, Property Officer, Colin Cairney, Compliance Officer, Colin Playfair, Davie Forster and Robin Chisholm our three Maintenance… Continue Reading

Meet Our Care & Repair Team

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… Continue Reading

Eildon proud of our Sub-Zero Heroes

Twelve of Eildon’s staff members are volunteering to participate in Social Bite’s mass sleep-out to raise funds to help eradicate homelessness. The event which is taking place in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh on Saturday 9 December is attracting in the region of 9000 participants. The pledge being made by Social Bite is: “By raising funds… Continue Reading

Universal Credit – Guidance

The Scotland Act 2016 gave the Scottish Government powers to vary how Universal Credit is paid in Scotland. People claiming Universal Credit and living in Scotland can choose to: be paid either monthly or twice monthly; and have the housing costs in their award of Universal Credit paid to themselves or to their landlord. Please… Continue Reading

Meet Our Oakwood Park and Millar House Team

Our team at Oakwood Park in Galashiels and Millar House in Melrose provide an excellent quality service for older tenants who want to live independently with additional support. Meeting our tenant’s needs is very important to us and as a team we manage this very well. We work together to ensure those tenants who need… Continue Reading

Change to our contractor as of 1 November 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances Knight Facilities Management Ltd who have been cleaning the stairs since 1 April 2017 are to be replaced with All Cleaned Up Scotland Ltd from 1 November 2017. If you have any queries regarding this service please contact Karen Crozier, Eildon Housing’s Property Officer on 01750 724892. Continue Reading

Eildon Reports Improved Satisfaction With Service

Eildon Housing Association have published our Performance Report for 2016/17, and we are pleased to report a 6% increase in customer satisfaction levels reported on our overall service – an impressive score of 91.7% of tenants satisfied. The full report has been made available to all of our customers, either by email or a hard… Continue Reading

Meet Our Frank Scott Court & Teviot Court Team

Our team at Teviot Court and Frank Scott Court deliver a high quality service within the community of Hawick. Frank Scott Court and Teviot Court provides housing with additional support services that enable older people to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life within the community. Our sheltered housing developments offer a warm… Continue Reading

Thank you Tracey!

Tracey Alder, former Secretary of Eildon Tenants’ Organisation for 9 years, Chair for 2 years and supporter of Eildon’s customer engagement movement has decided to retire from her voluntary position after a total of 11 years. Tracey confirmed she was sad to be leaving but with a first grandchild on the way, as well as… Continue Reading

Meet Our IT Team

Our IT Support team is made up of three IT Support Officers and the IT Manager. Supporting our users is a very important part of what we do, with Support Officers dealing with around 80 reactive support issues each week. The team covers varying roles such as identifying the technology which is the most appropriate… Continue Reading

Meet Our Development Team

Our team are responsible for the construction of all the new EHA houses and flats that you see being created around the Borders. Our team is relatively small and consists of David Robinson; Development Manager, Kevin Scott; Assistant Development Manager, Fiona Rowan; Assistant Development Manager, James Renwick; Graduate Trainee Development Officer and Rob Grierson; Clerk… Continue Reading

Four-legged friends visit Riverside House

The tenants at Riverside House in Peebles were visited by some unusual and extra-special guests this week – two miniature Shetland ponies called Wilson and Eduardo from Therapy Ponies Scotland. The ponies, accompanied by their owners John and Elain Sangster, had travelled to Peebles from West Lothian. Elaine explained, “Our miniature ponies offer great therapeutic… Continue Reading

Meet Our Tenancy Sustainment Team

We offer advice and assistance around managing a successful tenancy. Our team is accessible to all our tenants across both general needs housing and sheltered and supported accommodation. We can: • Help to maximise your income by identifying where you may have a benefit entitlement, or require some budgeting advice, and helping you with this… Continue Reading

The Eildon Group – 44 and Set For Record Growth

The Eildon Group held their 44th Annual General Meeting last week, and were able to update members on the activities and progress against the record breaking growth targets. Chairman Trevor Burrows briefed the attendees of the work of the largest provider of new homes in the Borders. The Eildon Housing Association (EHA) new build programme… Continue Reading

We are a Disability Confident Employer!

Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. The Disability Confident scheme has replaced the Two Ticks Positive about Disabled People scheme, an accreditation we have held since 1998. With our adoption of this new scheme we continue to broaden and deepen… Continue Reading

Check us out in SFHA’s Housing Scotland ‘Spotlight’ Magazine!

We are delighted to be the featured housing association in this month’s SFHA Housing Scotland ‘Spotlight’ Magazine. We would like to give special thanks to: Assist Design, Camerons Chartered Architects, Chiene & Tait, Contour Showers, Dalex Systems Ltd, Deltascheme, Hart Builders,  John Rae Ltd, KLM Partnership, Law at Work, Martin Aitken Associates, North Star Consulting & Research, R3, and Terry… Continue Reading

Meet Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team consists of our Chief Executive, Nile and 3 directors Alan, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Amanda, Director of Care and Housing Services and John, Director of Property Assets. As the name suggests, the Executive Team are the senior management of Eildon Housing Association (EHA) and are responsible for overseeing all of… Continue Reading

Meet Our HR Team

Working in HR is about helping Eildon Housing Association (EHA) to create value through its people – its Human Resources! HR play a vital role in both business performance and people’s careers. HR is about making sure the right people are in the right jobs. Attracting people is an important first step and in the… Continue Reading

Eildon Housing Association proud to support Borders-wide Community Plan

Public encouraged to have their say on Borders-wide Community Plan The members of the Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership are calling on local people to have their say on a new draft Community Plan. Community planning is the process by which councils and other public bodies work with local communities, businesses and community groups to… Continue Reading

Meet Our Housing Team

If you are a tenant or prospective tenant, then chances are you will have met or spoken to at least one member of our Housing Services team. We’re a varied bunch, providing a range of services to our customers, including letting homes, helping tenants with welfare / benefits advice, taking repairs over the phone, dealing… Continue Reading

Oakwood Park – Going for Gold!

We caught up with Oakwood Park tenants Betty Brown, Enid & Bill Johnston, Bob Brown, Jenny Pearson and Ian Heatlie (whose mum Marion lives at Oakwood Park) to hear all about their latest gardening project. Catriona Liddy, Assistant Co-ordinator at Oakwood Park, explained, “The tenants got together as early as January this year to start making… Continue Reading

Meet Our PA’s

Together we have collectively been working for EHA for 33 years and our jobs have changed significantly in that time. From taking shorthand, drafting letters, writing up notes of meetings and organising the Executive Team’s diaries. These days we are more likely to be creating reports or press releases, carrying out research and PR duties such… Continue Reading

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