Blackwood signs up to TEC in Housing Charter

Blackwood has signed up to the national Technology Enabled Care (TEC) in Housing Charter to support the use of technology-based housing solutions.

Published 19 June 2020

Blackwood's tech roll-out helps vulnerable customers during coronavirus pandemic

Vulnerable customers of housing and care provider Blackwood are being able to keep in constant contact with friends and family – and where necessary their carers – during the coronavirus lockdown thanks to its pioneering technology.

Published 29 May 2020

Care staff awarded £90 Aldi vouchers from Blackwood

Blackwood has purchased £25k worth of Aldi shopping vouchers as a thank you to its social care staff across the country working at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 19 May 2020

Blackwood submits plans for 66 new accessible homes in Dundee

New proposals have been lodged with Dundee City Council which would see 66 fully accessible flats and houses built on nine separate sites.

Published 5 May 2020

Blackwood pushes for recognition for Scotland's social care workers

Scots are being urged to show their appreciation for the work of Scotland’s vast army of social care workers who are continuing to provide vital services to older and vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 6 April 2020

Blackwood secures £12m charitable bond from Allia C&C

Allia C&C has issued a loan of £12 million through the Scottish Government’s charitable bonds scheme to enable Blackwood Homes and Care to deliver 160 highly accessible homes across Scotland.

Published 4 February 2020

International focus on innovative Blackwood care training

Blackwood has generated international interest in its use of ground-breaking techniques to train staff, using shipping containers fitted with the latest technology.

Published 3 February 2020

Blackwood's pioneering homes for people with disabilities come to Glasgow

A new collection of 24 pioneering homes which aim to transform the lives of people with disabilities – including technology which can open doors and adjust the height of kitchen worktops at the touch of a button – is being built in Glasgow.

Published 28 January 2020

Top marks for Blackwood care support service

Edinburgh-based housing and care provider Blackwood has received a five-star endorsement from Scotland's care watchdog following a recent inspection.

Published 6 January 2020

Blackwood utilises technology to improve customer service for rural tenants

Care provider Blackwood is harnessing technology to enable its rural tenants with disabilities to take part in key discussion sessions to help improve their service.

Published 24 December 2019

More housing associations awarded funding to provide car ownership alternatives

Seven organisations across Scotland have been successful in the second round of the funding to procure the services of electric vehicle car clubs.

Published 28 November 2019

Link Group and Blackwood to explore potential partnership opportunities

Informal discussions around a potential future partnership between Link Group and Blackwood Homes and Care have begun this week.

Published 6 November 2019

Blackwood design winner launches a spoon for children

The designer of an innovative spoon, which won the top prize at the Blackwood Design Awards and which enables people with shaky hands to eat without spilling, has launched a children’s version following the success of its adult product.

Published 4 October 2019

Michelle McManus joins Blackwood for AGM fun

Blackwood Homes and Care hosted its AGM in Cardonald last week.

Published 3 October 2019

Work taking shape at River Clyde Homes waterfront development in Greenock

A £17.5 million development by River Clyde Homes to deliver 137 affordable rented homes at the historic James Watt Dock in Greenock is beginning to rise from the ground.

Published 30 August 2019