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Consultation on Local Housing Strategy

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Housing plays a vital role in meeting the needs of local people, communities and the economy.  The Local Housing Strategy sets out a framework of action, investment and partnership working to deliver local priorities. To build up this strategy, Scottish Borders Council have been working with a wide range of partners to assess local needs,… Read more »

Waverley Apprentice Meets the Challenge!

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Waverley Apprentice Meets the Challenge! Waverley was delighted to see some of its young talent being recognised at the recent 2016 Scottish Federation of Housing Association’s (SFHA) Apprentice Challenge. The event, supported by Skills Development Scotland, challenged 19 young people from across Scotland to produce video diaries of their apprenticeships showcasing themselves, their organisation and… Read more »

Waverley Supports Keep Safe Scheme

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Keep Safe is a Scottish Borders initiative developed in partnership with Safer Communities and people with disabilities. Keep Safe aims to ensure that vulnerable people can enjoy day to day life and activities free from fear, abuse or intimidation. The Keep Safe scheme works with a network of businesses such as shops, libraries and cafes… Read more »

Waverley Donates to Philiphaugh Community School, Selkirk

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Philiphaugh Community Primary School in Selkirk is situated within one of the most deprived estates in the Scottish Borders and as such struggles to fund extra curricular activities.  The school, like many others, has also been affected by Government budget cuts.  So when we received a request for support we were happy to help the school by making a… Read more »

One year on and reaping rewards of WorldHost training

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  The first organisation in the Scottish Borders and first registered social landlord in the UK to achieve Worldhost Recognised Business status accreditation, Waverley Housing continues to benefit from the internationally renowned ‘WorldHost’ training completed by all frontline staff last year. Delivered by Borders College, the training focused on the basic principles of great customer… Read more »

Ministerial visit to Waverley for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

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Paul Wheelhouse MSP joined with Apprentices at Waverley Housing in Hawick on Monday to mark the launch of ‘Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016’, which promotes the benefits of Modern Apprenticeships for young people, their employers and the economy. Lindsey Jefferson, Property Services Manager gave a presentation on why Waverley employs apprentices and the positive impact on… Read more »

Waverley Staff Donate £150 to Radio Border’s Cash for Kids Charity

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In addition to supporting Radio Borders Mission Christmas Appeal Waverley staff  held a number of small fundraising activities throughout last year and we recently presented a cheque for £150 to Radio Borders for the Cash for Kids charity. Cash for Kids is the official charity of Radio Borders and provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged… Read more »

Post Office – 7 Sandbed, Hawick Due to Close for Refurbishment

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The Post Office is currently undergoing a national programme of modernisation underpinned by Government investment which will help to make branches more modern and convenient for customers. Already over 5000 Post Offices have been modernised and converted to new style branches bringing benefit to customers and postmasters through longer opening hours with many open on… Read more »

Debt Awareness Week

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DEBT AWARENESS WEEK The Financial Inclusion Project Borders (FIPB) was set up to help people cope with financial worries.  Staff from FIPB are working in conjunction with the StepChange Debt Charity to run a debt awareness week commencing Monday 25th January.   FIPB staff and representatives from StepChange will be available to  give advice at a number of venues… Read more »