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BHA builds and manages homes to rent to suit a range of lifestyles, personal needs and family sizes that people can afford. We do so in communities throughout Berwickshire and are ever keen to expand the number and choice of homes available. We are passionate about our role in providing individuals, couples and whole families with a home in which they can live their life to the full in a safe, comfortable and attractive setting.

We are a charity, so the rents we receive pay to keep our homes in great condition through our repairs service and by our planned maintenance service, which ensures our homes are always modern and comfortable. 

While we do all we can to improve opportunities in each of the communities we serve, we look to our tenants to pay their rent, look after their home and play a positive role in their neighbourhood to help us achieve our vision of 'Creating Thriving Rural Communities'

Our tenants have an opportunity to help shape the future by getting involved in what we do through our Tenant Volunteers and Scrutiny Panel.

We are more than just a housing provider though. We deliver a number of community support services including sheltered housing and supporting our tenants who live there. We provide a befriending service to support the lonelier members of our communities. In our coastal communities we provide an employment support service to help people find that confidence to get back in to work and in the Duns area, we support families to continue working by providing affordable, quality day care for  their kids at Little Reivers and after school club, Kreative Kids.

Latest News and Events

Don't forget Little Reivers Fun Day takes place tomorrow 10am-1pm! ... See moreSee less

This Saturday, Little Reivers Fun Day. What better way to start you bank holiday weekend? We'll see you there!

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On Monday, the BHA Tenant Volunteers presented Berwickshire High School students with a cheque for £600.

The donation was awarded to the students to help fund their 2016 6th year prom.

If you are involved in, or know of any Berwickshire Community based organisations that are seeking financial help for community based events or projects then please get in touch.
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Creating Thriving Rural Communities... ... BHA's vision but how are we helping achieve it?

As the requests for support from our communities flood in, we thought it might be a good idea to let you know some of the financial backing we have given to support our communities.

We have sponsored and supported the following local festivals:
Duns Summer Festival
Eyemouth Herring Queen
Coldstream Riders Association
Greenlaw Festival

We have recently sponsored new strips for the Duns Juniors football club, so they'll be playing this season with our 'Thriving Communities' logo across there chests and we are looking at supporting Eyemouth Primary's Summer School this year too.

Later in the year we're supporting Duns Flower Show and that's only the things that BHA are doing directly. Our Tenant Volunteers support a number of projects throughout the year too and have made a total of £2980 of contribution to the following organisations to assist with Community projects:

Duns and District Parishes
Rotary Club of Duns
Connect Berwickshire Youth Project
Burnmouth Village Hall
Saltire Inspire Awards
Berwickshire High School 6th Year prom
Eyemouth High School Parent Council

If you are involved in, or know of any Berwickshire Community based organisations that are seeking financial help for community based events or projects then please get in touch and lets see if we can really help our communities thrive.

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BHA shared Little Reivers Childcare's . ... See moreSee less

Little Reivers Childcare has become one of the latest groups to benefit from the Co-op Local Fund. The nursery which is based in Duns has been given a £900 share of the money that is raised through carrier bag charges and sales in Co-op food stores. The funds received by the nursery have been put towards buying sensory equipment which will benefit children of all ages. Amanda Wilson, Manager at Little Reivers Childcare explains “The Co-op supports local causes by reinvesting the profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in their stores, into local causes or community groups. We had to apply online to be in for a chance of receiving a share of the funds and then it was down to members of the local community to vote for us and luckily for us – they did.” All are welcome to the Little Reivers family fun day this Saturday from to 1pm. There will be face painting, a bouncy castle, cake and candy, tombola and lots more. Fundraising is vital for the nursery and enables them to buy the resources they need, by holding a fun day they hope to raise more funds - so why not go along to Little Reivers this Saturday for a fun filled morning.

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