Home Improvement Agency Service

The Borders Care and Repair Service provides an adaptation service

What does it do?

The Borders Care and Repair service can help adapt and repair your home, and make it:
- more comfortable
- afer and more secure
- better suited for your needs
The service is provided by Eildon Housing Association together with Scottish Borders Council. Our team is based in Selkirk, and visits people in their homes throughout the Borders. All work is carried out by reliable tradesmen from our approved list of contractors.

Adaptation Service

Our Occupational Therapists can advise on improvements to your home to meet a physical need. If we cannot complete the work ourselves, we will engage reputable contractors and then oversee the process from start to finish. Work may include:
- fitting grab rails
- fitting bath/shower aids
- fitting access ramps
- We can provide you with advice on funding that may be available to help with your adaptation.
- You can self-refer to our adaptation service.
Please call us on 01750 724 895 or email us to find out if we can help.

Handy Person Subscription Service

We can carry out handyperson jobs including:
fitting locks and smoke alarms
replacing tap washers and unblocking sinks
fitting light bulbs and hanging curtain poles
As part of the handyperson service, we can also provide advice on home improvements, and arrange and supervise work to be done. Work may include:
replacement of lead piping
electrical rewiring
window replacement
You can self-refer to our handyperson service. Your first visit is free of charge. After that, it costs £38 a year to subscribe. There is no limit to the number of visits.
Please call us on 01750 724 895, download the application form or email us to find out if we can help.

Who it is for?

To access this service, you need to be:

- a homeowner 60 years of age and over

- a tenant 60 years of age and over

- a disabled homeowner or tenant of any age

How to access or apply for it:

See our contact details above


Info last updated:

The Weaving Shed, Ettrick Mill, Dunsdale Road, Selkirk, TD7 5EB