BHA keen to recruit more voluntary trustees to board

Berwickshire Housing Association trustees
Berwickshire Housing Association trustees

As it approaches a period of exciting challenge, Berwickshire Housing Association is keen to strengthen its board of voluntary trustees.

“Housing and care organisations are fast being recognised as key to the future wellbeing of the nation,” said Ian Lindley, the association’s convener. “BHA has already proven itself as a leader in the field.

“Now, as we continue to build great new homes and neighbourhoods and, through our subsidiary Seton Care, to support individuals to live their life to the fullest, we want to add to the existing strengths of our Boards.”

“We want to be, as ever, bold and creative in our approach.

“The launch of a community windfarm, the installation of solar panels in 800 of our homes and new build homes in Eyemouth and Duns are all already in the pipeline and there is more to come.

“If you are excited by the prospect of helping us lead on these and other initiatives, we’d love to hear from you.”

BHA has over 17,00 homes in Berwickshire and in Berwick-upon-Tweed in a variety of sizes and locations while Seton Care provides supportive services in Berwickshire and North Northumberland from care at home to residential care.

The boards of Trustees for both BHA and Seton Care combine a range of skills and experience from local knowledge to business and financial management.

“Widening the skills and interests on our boards is essential to help us break new ground and enhance the quality and range of services we provide”. added Helen Forsyth, BHA’s Chief Executive.

“Who would have thought a few years ago, we would provide nursery and after school places, learning opportunities for teenagers and run a befriending service for older and isolated residents – there is so much opportunity to do more and better for the people of this community.

“As a trustee you will occupy an important leadership position and receive training to reflect such a vital role.

“I see that learning as important currency in today’s climate.”

To find out more about becoming a trustee contact Colin Turner at BHA on 01361 884000; cs@bhagroup.org.uk.or write to him at 55 Newtown Street, Duns.