Blackwood



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 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