Permission granted for Blackwood's £12.5m project to revolutionise healthy ageing

An innovative £12.5 million project is being launched to create three unique ‘communities of the future’ which will help older people in Scotland to live longer, healthier, independent lives.

Published 11 June 2021

Blackwood appoints Julie McDowell as new board chair

Independent living specialist Blackwood has appointed a new chairperson who has pledged to continue its innovative approach to transforming the lives of people with disabilities and older people – particularly through greater use of design and technology.

Published 1 April 2021

Next phase of independent living homes launched by Blackwood

Blackwood has officially opened the doors to a collection of 24 homes fitted with cutting-edge technology which transforms lives.

Published 25 March 2021

New housing applications system set for Moray

Applications for council homes in Moray are being paused from March 18 while a new online service is introduced.

Published 16 March 2021

Blackwood appoints Doug Moyes as new director of customer service

Blackwood Housing and Care has announced the appointment of a new director of customer service who will drive its digital services and enable its customers to live independently.

Published 22 February 2021

Jazz sensation wows Blackwood care home residents with virtual concert

Residents at a care home have been treated to an exclusive digital concert by one of Scotland’s most exciting jazz stars, Georgia Cécile.

Published 8 December 2020

Blackwood awarded £430,000 funding to improve lives of vulnerable people

Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded £430,000 which will enable it to adapt homes and directly improve the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as possible.

Published 26 October 2020

Blackwood staff add their voice to drive future change in housing and care strategy

Blackwood staff are being put at the forefront of the housing and care charity’s strategy to plan its future direction as it prepares for life with COVID-19.

Published 6 October 2020

New choice-based lettings system to begin in Angus

Angus Council is to commence a new housing allocation system from the start of November that it said will put the power of choice into the hands of local home seekers.

Published 28 September 2020

Blackwood to consider future virtual events after AGM and SGM

Blackwood Housing and Care has revealed that its first online Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting was such a success that it is to consider hosting virtually again in the future.

Published 24 September 2020

Blackwood completes transfer of Freespace

Blackwood Homes and Care has successfully completed the transfer of Freespace, a not-for-profit care provider in Edinburgh, in a move that will protect the future of the 130 employees and 40 customers.

Published 11 September 2020

Work restarts on pioneering Blackwood homes for people with disabilities

Blackwood has returned on-site to complete 24 accessible homes in Glasgow, which will help to transform the lives of people with disabilities.

Published 10 September 2020

Top marks for Blackwood's care support service in Glasgow

Staff at a specialist housing development for disabled people in Glasgow have been praised for their efforts to care for residents with dignity in an inspection by Scotland’s care watchdog.

Published 25 August 2020

Blackwood maintains five-star status for Ayr care home

Blackwood has maintained its high accreditation following a recent inspection from Scotland’s care regulator in Ayr.

Published 19 August 2020

Blackwood Housing and Care appoints David Tares to its board

Blackwood Housing and Care has appointed long-term tenant David Tares to its 11-strong board.

Published 28 July 2020