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Living Wage Employer Accreditation

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WAVERLEY HOUSING CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT   The Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with Poverty Alliance, is pleased to announce that Waverley Housing has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.  The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually and is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the… Read more »

Abolition of Right to Buy

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Right to buy will end for all council and housing association tenants in Scotland on 1 August 2016.  This means that tenants with a right to buy will have until 31 July 2016 to do so. If you have the right to buy your property and would like further information you can download an information… Read more »

Home Basics

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Have you heard of Home Basics? Are you looking for new furniture or looking to setting up a new home? If so Home Basics is a cost effective and environmental way to furnish or refurnish your home. Why not visit one of the Home Basics shops in Hawick or Walkerburn, where you’ll find everything you… Read more »

Tenants’ Open Day – A Waverley Welcome!

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A fun-filled Open Day took place at our offices last Friday 6th March with all tenants and members of the public interested in Waverley, being invited! Information stands, manned by Waverley’s own teams, offered advice on benefits; repairs; payments and housing matters.  A few of our partner organisations set up stall to offer their advice too,… Read more »

Quarterly Prize Draw Awarded

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At Waverley Housing  we want tenants to be involved in everything we do.  Tenant feedback plays a vitally important part in helping Waverley Housing to improve and develop our services to tenants. Tenants who return their satisfaction surveys, questionnaires or other feedback requests will be entered into a Quarterly Prize Draw for £100 in shopping vouchers… Read more »

Board Vacancies

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Are you interested in making a positive contribution to housing and the local community in the Scottish Borders? Waverley Housing is looking to recruit new Board members. We are looking for people with a range of skills, knowledge and experience. If you think you have the skills and enthusiasm to help shape our future we… Read more »

Christmas Catch Up

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         Christmas Catch Up In December we were delighted to welcome several tenants along to our joint meeting ‘Christmas Catch-up’.  It was an exceptionally busy and successful 2014 for tenant engagement.  Our Christmas Catch up was an opportunity for tenants to meet together and share the successes of the various residents groups across the… Read more »

Radio Borders Mission Christmas Appeal

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Our picture shows Waverley staff with some of the gifts donated to the Radio Borders Mission Christmas Appeal.  Waverley staff donated generously as did the Wilton Centre in Hawick who dropped off a large bag of presents at Waverley’s offices ready for delivery to Radio Borders. We were also pleased to present Radio Borders with £150 in cash following some… Read more »

SBHA and Waverley Fund Hawick Pathway

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Waverley Housing and Scottish Borders Housing Association have stepped up to finance the upgrade of a Hawick pathway. Councillors on Teviot and Liddesdale Area Forum had initially approved funding of £1,596 for works on the footway at Waverley Walk from its Neighbourhood Small Schemes fund at its October meeting. However, Scottish Borders Housing Association and Waverley… Read more »

Staffing Changes

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We recently welcomed Brian Parkin to our Housing Services team in the role of Housing Officer.  Brian joins Waverley from Four Housing Association in Berwick with a wealth of experience and is sure to be a valuable addition. To further strengthen the team, Kirsty Reilly is moving from our repairs team to Housing Services.  The knowledge Kirsty… Read more »

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