SFHA hosts new website resource to create housing solutions through technology

A national Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Ready programme is being funded by the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and hosted by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 13 November 2018

Blackwood launches annual design awards

The search to find the brightest and best innovations to help people with disabilities has been launched by housing and care provider Blackwood.

Published 6 November 2018

Blackwood Housing and Care achieves Gold standard

Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded a gold award for its service by Investors in People.

Published 1 November 2018

Revolutionary Blackwood technology keeps vulnerable adults safe overnight

An innovative project that uses transformative new technology is being hailed as a landmark moment in the care of disabled people who want to continue to live independent lives.

Published 31 October 2018

Blog: Technology has potential to revolutionise the way care is provided

Investment in technology has far wider benefits for care providers than purely financial sustainability, providing the industry keeps pace, writes Debbie Collins.

Published 17 October 2018

Britain’s Got Talent winner pays tribute to Blackwood

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley has paid tribute to the ‘important’ work carried out by housing and care specialists Blackwood.

Published 3 October 2018

Britain’s Got Talent winner brings the house down at Blackwood AGM

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley has performed a special show to help promote the work one of Scotland’s leading providers of care and specialist housing for people with disabilities.

Published 20 September 2018

Blackwood to host ‘Escape the Room’ themed AGM

Edinburgh-based housing and care provider Blackwood is putting a fun and engaging twist on its annual general meeting with an escape room.

Published 18 September 2018

Revolutionary glove handed two Blackwood awards

A South Korean company has been awarded two prestigious accolades by Blackwood for its creation of a virtual reality glove that is transforming recovery times of stroke victims.

Published 28 June 2018

Blackwood Design Awards winners announced

Housing and care provider Blackwood has awarded its annual accolades to the brightest and best new inventions in its mission to ensure that those with disabilities can live life to the full.

Published 7 June 2018

Revolutionary glove shortlisted for Blackwood award

A virtual reality glove that is transforming both recovery times and expectations of those who have suffered stroke or serious injury has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Published 30 May 2018

Swimming aid makes a splash in Blackwood design awards

A revolutionary swimming aid which helps disabled children learn to swim is in the running for a prestigious innovation award.

Published 28 May 2018

Revolutionary glasses for visually impaired athletes shortlisted for Blackwood Design Awards

Innovative new glasses which could revolutionise the way in which visually impaired athletes train and compete are one of the many exciting entries for an innovative design competition.

Published 23 May 2018

Blog: Blackwood chief executive responds to EHRC report on disability housing

A recent report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) which calls on the Scottish Government to produce a strategy to ensure there’s an adequate supply of housing for people with disabilities is a positive call to action for accessible modern housing, with support, which meets the needs of disabled people across the country, writes Fanchea Kelly.

Published 21 May 2018

Blackwood boss pays tribute to hero staff effort during ‘Beast from the East’

The chief executive of Blackwood has paid tribute to staff who went ‘the extra mile’ to ensure that vital services continued during the ‘Beast from the East’.

Published 21 March 2018