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‘Serious impact’ as Bield announces sudden closure of its residential care homes

‘Serious impact’ as Bield announces sudden closure of its residential care homes

One of Scotland’s biggest providers of elderly care is to close its residential care homes. Edinburgh-based Bield has been working in elderly care for over 45 years. It will affect 12 properties in seven local authority areas. The company said financial pressures mean the business is having to changing the way it operates. However, it […]

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Housing and care provider announces changes to its board following AGM

Housing and care provider announces changes to its board following AGM

A LEADING housing and care provider has announced changes to its Board Members following its latest Annual General Meeting (AGM). Bield has appointed four new members to its Board of Management who boast vast experience across a range of professional and health service sectors. Patricia Dawson, Robert Fernie, Isabel McGarvie and Moira Sibbald were elected […]

4th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Long serving staff members commended for service

Long serving staff members commended for service

Dedicated staff members have been honoured at Bield’s 2017 AGM for their service to the leading housing and care provider for Scotland’s older population. Linda Lee who works as an Asset Management Co-ordinator, in Bield’s Glasgow office was part of the group of colleagues that celebrated a combined total of 175 years of service with […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield on board with Scottish Housing Day

Bield on board with Scottish Housing Day

A LEADING housing and care provider is supporting Scottish Housing Day by underlining how it endorses its own “year round ethos”.   Bield developed its “Free To Be” philosophy which promotes people making their own choices about how they live their lives when they rebranded five years ago.   This strapline has resulted in a […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Around 350 older people across Scotland are set to benefit after a leading housing and services provider landed a £72,000 funding boost. Bield will use the funds to ensure the continued provision of a number of additional services for residents, service users and their families, including dining out experiences for people with dementia, IT projects […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
A joke, a wee dram and a keen mind-Longevity secrets from Anne

A joke, a wee dram and a keen mind-Longevity secrets from Anne

A Linlithgow woman has celebrated her 101st birthday – attributing her longevity to a keen mind, a healthy appetite, and a wee dram. Travel enthusiast Anne Cummings, a tenant at Bield’s West Port development, is an avowed foodie and isn’t afraid to tuck in. When asked her secret to long life, Anne said: “My secret […]

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Orchard Open Day Raises £145 for Bield in Buckhaven

Orchard Open Day Raises £145 for Bield in Buckhaven

A very sheltered housing development in Buckhaven has raised £145 after inviting the community to enjoy their beautiful orchard. The orchard, at Bield’s Braehead Gardens, was recently freshened up after tenant Frank Morrison introduced a beautiful water feature and new seating to liven it up and make it more accessible.   Building planters and adding […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Green-fingered tenants at a West Lothian retirement development have been given the welcome addition of a new herb garden. Bield’s Ochilview Court in Armadale hopes to offer tenants with increased opportunities to socialise in a communal area of the development and to join in on the outdoor activities that the garden offers. The Conservation Volunteers […]

1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

A Glenrothes Care Home has celebrated the opening of its dementia friendly garden with a traditional summer fete. Bield’s Finavon Court have worked on their outdoor space to provide a welcoming, relaxing and safe environment for their service users and their families to enjoy free of stress. The fully accessible garden features raised beds and […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Therapy Ponies Scotland visit Fife care home

Therapy Ponies Scotland visit Fife care home

Residents at a Fife care home have been paid a visit by two adorable Shetland ponies thanks to Therapy Ponies Scotland. Residents at Bield’s Grants Bank, in Dunfermline, were delighted to meet Apple Jack and Wilson, two specially trained therapy ponies, who were welcomed into the home and were a huge hit for both residents […]

6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Leithers play a key role in festival

Leithers play a key role in festival

Edinburgh locals have been put centre stage at the Leith Festival as a play celebrating the anniversary of one of the areas landmarks has taken inspiration from lifelong residents.   ‘Muriel of Leith’, which is playing at the Constitution Bar’s Red Room this week and explores the history and changing landscape of Leith, will feature […]

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

A cycling group from Aberdeen is set to tackle a 220 mile cycle from Inverness to Campbelltown to raise money for charity.   John Halliday, 39, and the ‘Cyclepaths’ are taking on the journey to raise money for two charities close to John’s heart – Bield and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.   John said: […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield celebrates volunteers

Bield celebrates volunteers

The manager of a retirement housing development in St Andrews is praising the important work of university students in a bid to encourage others to see the value of volunteering. Lesley McIntosh, Manager at Bield’s Argyle Court, said their success in recruiting volunteers from St Andrews University to help with daily coffee mornings had enabled […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dunfermline fundraising night hits all the right notes

Dunfermline fundraising night hits all the right notes

A care and sheltered housing development in Fife raised an incredible £525 for its tenants by holding a rocking music night. Bield’s Grants Bank, in Dunfermline, invited members of the local community to its inaugural music night to raise money for its tenant’s social fund. The night raised the amazing total thanks to donations and […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

An East Ayrshire Very Sheltered Housing Development has helped spark interest in online after a generous donation enabled them to purchase iPads for all tenants to use.   The £2,500 donation to Bield’s Warrick and Glebe Courts in Cumnock was made by a former tenant, Mr McGough, who had enjoyed his 5 and a half […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Ping Pong playing pensioners bat for table tennis success

Ping Pong playing pensioners bat for table tennis success

A 94 year old from East Lothian has reignited her childhood love of table tennis thanks to a generous grant awarded to Haddington Table Tennis Club by The People’s Projects.   Joan James, aged 94, who lives at Bield’s The Butts retirement housing development in Haddington, has been enjoying the use of table tennis equipment […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

A 66 year old Glaswegian granddad has topped Scotland’s highest peak to complete a trio of events that saw him scale 2,430 metres and run 10,000 metres – raising £1,425 in the process. Gurdev Singh Pall, manager at Bield’s Westland Court, raised the fantastic total by climbing Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and completing the Great […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Magnificent seven as coffee mornings brew £13,800 for charity

Magnificent seven as coffee mornings brew £13,800 for charity

A retirement housing development in Airdrie has held its seventh annual coffee morning raising an incredible combined total of £13,800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Bield’s Inglefield Court has held coffee mornings for the past seven years, raising more every year, contributing towards funds for the charity.   This year the morning was a hub […]

5th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Preston Pantry celebrates first birthday

Preston Pantry celebrates first birthday

A monthly bistro at a very sheltered housing development in East Lothian has celebrated its first birthday after raising a phenomenal £4,500 in its inaugural year.   Preston Pantry was set up at Bield’s Johnny Moat Place to give tenants, their friends and families, the chance to enjoy a restaurant style meal in a relaxed […]

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