Pioneering technology wows at annual housing conference

Exciting technology including a Sims-style video game, a 3D printer and a drone proved a huge hit when they helped bring to life a major Scottish housing conference.

Published 9 March 2016

JAMtastic result for Stirling care home

A regional manager at Blackwood has smashed her target of raising £600 to replace a Stirling care home’s beloved greenhouse after it was destroyed last year.

Published 18 February 2016

Three cheers for 35 years at Blackwood’s Laura Fergusson Court

They say life begins at 30, but housing and care provider Blackwood chose to commemorate its Laura Fergusson Court development’s 35th anniversary in style, with the unveiling of a sleek, newly revamped lounge.

Published 9 February 2016

Spoon that doesn’t spill wins Blackwood design award

A spoon that reduces spillage, designed to aid those with shaky hands as a result of cerebral palsy, essential tremor and Parkinson’s, has scooped the top prize at a Dragons Den style design competition.

Published 21 January 2016

Compassionate care worker honoured with MBE

A housing support worker who has dedicated nearly 40 years to helping and supporting the community of Dundee has been awarded an MBE from the Queen.

Published 5 January 2016

Blackwood trials exclusive new smart care system

A pioneering new smart care system has been trialled successfully at a Blackwood care home in Stirling.

Published 3 December 2015

Blackwood housing support service achieves rare six star success

A housing support service has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a six star review for some of its services.

Published 27 November 2015

Tenants matter at award-winning Blackwood

Team Blackwood has been praised for having the Best Practice In Developing Tenant Scrutiny at the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Scotland Awards.

Published 19 November 2015

Ambitious Blackwood unveils Dundee expansion plans

Housing and care provider Blackwood is gearing up to unveil its new Tayside office as part of its new five year Business Plan.

Published 27 October 2015

Blackwood appoints first digital skills trainer

Housing and care provider Blackwood has announced the appointment of its first ever digital skills trainer.

Published 20 October 2015

Blackwood’s Aberdeen services is a five star success

A housing support service has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.

Published 13 October 2015

Getting to know Blackwood’s new housing officer

Alex Burns is Blackwood’s new housing officer for the East Region and will provide support to tenants throughout areas such as Edinburgh, Livingston, Peebles and Penicuik.

Published 6 October 2015

Blackwood to display ‘smart’ home for disabled users at AGM

A scale replica of a highly accessible concept house for people with disability or mobility issues is to be showcased by Blackwood at its AGM.

Published 10 September 2015

Disabled volunteer puts ‘wheelchair friendly’ Edinburgh Fringe to the test

With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe claiming this year’s event would be its most wheelchair-accessible yet, a disabled volunteer from a Scottish housing and care providers has put this statement to the test.

Published 10 September 2015

Blackwood receives training from top wheelchair basketball teams

Staff from Blackwood Housing and Care are licking their wounds after being put through their sporting paces by two of Scotland’s top wheelchair basketball teams.

Published 8 September 2015