Berwickshire Housing Association

Scottish Borders Council to deliver significant increase of affordable homes

Significantly more affordable homes could be delivered in 2021/22 than Scottish Borders Council’s annual target thanks to increased funding and the commitment of a range of local partners, including the region’s four registered social landlords, the local authority has revealed.

Published 16 September 2021

Huge demand as new BHA homes handed over in Ayton

A new development of energy efficient and affordable homes in Ayton has proved extremely popular with Berwickshire Housing Association’s (BHA) tenants.

Published 27 August 2021

BHA plants fruit tree to officially open Duns Community Food Garden

Berwickshire Housing Association’s Community Food Garden in Duns was officially opened last week and to mark the occasion chief executive Michelle Meldrum planted a fruit tree and unveiled a plaque.

Published 29 June 2021

Berwickshire Housing Association launches Independent Living service

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has launched its new Independent Living service, an innovative and re-imagined housing option designed exclusively for over 55s encompassing modern assistive technology, in partnership with Alertacall.

Published 10 June 2021

BHA lends support to charity-run cloth nappy project

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is supporting local charity Berwickshire Swap with new projects which provide emergency clothing parcels and a cloth nappy library.

Published 9 June 2021

Berwickshire Housing Association to celebrate ‘Month of Community’

Berwickshire Housing Association’s BeFriend Project is to team up with the Eden Project and Abundant Borders to celebrate summer 2021 with a whole ‘Month of Community’.

Published 20 May 2021

BHA partners with mental health charity on ‘BeWell’ project

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has joined forces with mental health charity Penumbra on a new pilot project aimed at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of its tenants.

Published 29 April 2021

Bespoke lettings system launched by seven housing associations

Seven landlords across Scotland have come together with housing software solutions provider Housing Online Ltd to develop a new digital lettings service called These Homes.

Published 25 March 2021

School children near BHA development welcome Hart Builders donation

Hart Builders has donated £2,000 to Ayton Primary School as part of its commitment to investing in the local community where it is currently building phase one of a new development for Berwickshire Housing Association.  

Published 24 March 2021

Local groups benefit from Communities Recovery Fund thanks to BHA

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has received £25,000 from the Scottish Government’s Communities Recovery Fund to help local voluntary organisations respond to the challenges presented by Covid-19.

Published 18 March 2021

BHA calculates social value of community programmes during pandemic

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has trailed a Social Value Toolkit method to help measure the impact of the Supporting Communities Fund (SCF) support it has received throughout its communities.

Published 4 March 2021

BHA appoints Kerry Hague as new customer and community engagement officer

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is changing the way it engages with its tenants with the appointment of Kerry Hague, a customer and community engagement officer. 

Published 2 March 2021

Community gardens and partnership working flourishing in Duns

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is continuing to work in partnership with Abundant Borders to encourage the use of its community gardens in both Duns and Ayton.

Published 18 February 2021

BHA receives £200,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has been awarded £200,000 by The National Lottery Community Fund to support its very successful BeFriend project for the next three years.

Published 3 February 2021

BHA offers place for reflection with new 'Breathing Space' bench

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has unveiled a special ‘Breathing Space’ bench at its new development in Springfield, Duns.

Published 2 February 2021