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Green fingered success for Blackwood tenants

Green fingered success for Blackwood tenants

A GROUP of green fingered tenants have been rewarded for their skills by winning a leading housing and care provider’s ‘Best Community Garden’ award.   Lawrence Kemlo, who has been a tenant at Blackwood’s Charleston development for 23 years, collected his award at the Blackwood AGM in Largs.   The 72-year old and his fellow […]

29th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

A SPECIALIST housing and care provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting by hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing. Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

A leading housing and care provider has received glowing praise from the Care Inspectorate after gaining five and six star reviews for its West Coast services. Blackwood’s Care Home and Care at Home/Housing Support services across North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and West Dumbartonshire received an overall five star review – a […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Homing in on independent living in Dundee

Homing in on independent living in Dundee

Pioneering homes which aim to transform the lives of people with disabilities – including a washing machine that clean and irons clothes – have been launched in Dundee by Minister of Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart.   Housing and care provider Blackwood has designed six hugely innovative homes that set a new standard of accessibility, with […]

3rd July 2017 | By | Reply More
Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

 A Stirling housing and care provider has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.   The Inspection Report for Blackwood’s Forth Valley Services revealed five star grades in the “care and support” and “management and leadership” categories – a testament to the quality of customer […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
New greenhouse is blooming marvellous addition for Stirling customers

New greenhouse is blooming marvellous addition for Stirling customers

A Stirling housing development that saw its beloved greenhouse destroyed beyond repair by gale force winds last year has now installed a brand new model, thanks to generous donations of over £2000. Blackwood’s Broom Court development, which provides integrated accommodation for people with physical disabilities, held a special ribbon-cutting celebration followed by an afternoon tea […]

5th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Leading care provider has ambitions to raise dementia awareness

Leading care provider has ambitions to raise dementia awareness

One of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers is giving its colleagues additional training in a bid to help raise more awareness of dementia.   Edinburgh based charity Blackwood is rolling out training in Dementia Care Awareness for 450 members of staff across Scotland after Alzheimer Scotland reported more than 90,000 people are currently living […]

27th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Blackwood’s St Leonard’s Court receives Care Inspectorate five star review

Blackwood’s St Leonard’s Court receives Care Inspectorate five star review

A housing support service has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.   Blackwood’s St Leonard’s Court recently underwent an unannounced inspection for which it was awarded five stars for its dedication to person-centred care, tenant participation and engagement and strong management standards.   The […]

3rd December 2015 | By | Reply More
Care management team on the road to success thanks to Blackwood

Care management team on the road to success thanks to Blackwood

Managers at an innovative housing and care provider are set to provide an enhanced service to its clients after ‘graduating’ from a nationally recognised development programme.   As a testament to Blackwood’s commitment to provide opportunities for senior staff to improve their personal development, it has partnered with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). […]

3rd September 2015 | By | Reply More
Leading charity scores two new contracts

Leading charity scores two new contracts

One of Scotland’s housing and care providers has secured a new contract with South Ayrshire Council.   Blackwood has taken over the role of Housing Support Services for two supported complexes in Ayr, Orchard Court and Hamilton House.   The charity has signed an initial three year contract with the possibility of a two year […]

27th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Charity worker takes the plunge for leading volunteer initiative

Charity worker takes the plunge for leading volunteer initiative

A staff member from one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers has taken a big leap for the charity that helped him get his first job by embarking on a 164 foot bungee jump.   Paul Richoux, Social Media Coordinator at Blackwood, took part in the challenge at the newly refurbished Titan Clydebank Crane […]

19th August 2015 | By | Reply More
£17 million strategy unveiled by innovative housing and care charity

£17 million strategy unveiled by innovative housing and care charity

Bosses of an ambitious housing and care provider have toured the country to roll out its new £17 million business strategy to 400 staff across Scotland.   Blackwood is already one of the best-known names in adapting homes and properties to let people with disabilities, sensory impairments or age related conditions live as independently as […]

31st July 2015 | By | Reply More
Blackwood staff to walk 54 miles in 24 hours for charity

Blackwood staff to walk 54 miles in 24 hours for charity

One of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers is embarking on a new adventure this spring in order to raise money for a fantastic cause. Edinburgh based charity, Blackwood, will participate in The Caledonian Challenge between the 13th and 14th of June aiming to raise as much money as possible for Foundation Scotland – an […]

1st May 2015 | By | Reply More
Blackwood Chief Exec To Discuss The Impact Of The Public Bodies Act At CIH Conference

Blackwood Chief Exec To Discuss The Impact Of The Public Bodies Act At CIH Conference

The Chief Executive of one of Scotland’s most respected housing and care providers is stepping forward to speak at a major housing conference taking place next week.   Fanchea Kelly, who recently celebrated an innovative year at Blackwood Housing and Care, will discuss the importance of health and social care integration at the CIH Scotland […]

6th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Care Home Receives Five Star Review After Unannounced Inspection

Care Home Receives Five Star Review After Unannounced Inspection

  A Care Home has continued its reputation for unrivalled excellence, receiving a five-star rating for its services after an unannounced inspection.   Blackwood’s St Leonards Court, in Ayr, was commended by the Care Inspectorate for its stellar care and the support provided to residents.   Findings from the report showed the home had achieved […]

22nd January 2015 | By | Reply More
Double Award Success For Innovative Housing and Care Provider

Double Award Success For Innovative Housing and Care Provider

One of the country’s most innovative care providers is celebrating after an outstanding double win at a prestigious award ceremony.   Blackwood Housing and Care, collected trophies for the ‘Robina Goodlad Excellence Award’ sponsored by West of Scotland Housing Association and the ‘Excellence Award in Developing Skills and Capacity’ sponsored by Riverside at the Chartered […]

28th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Stirling care home receives five star review after unannounced inspection

Stirling care home receives five star review after unannounced inspection

A Care Home has continued its reputation for unrivalled excellence, receiving a five-star rating for its services after an unannounced inspection. Blackwood’s Broom Court Care Home, in Stirling, was commended by the Care Inspectorate for its stellar care and support provided to residents. Findings from the report showed the home had achieved top grades for […]

20th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Ethical Partnership is a £5 Million Banker for Blackwood

Ethical Partnership is a £5 Million Banker for Blackwood

One of Scotland’s most respected housing and care providers is pressing ahead with its plans for pioneering change, thanks to an ethical lending partnership worth £5 million.   Blackwood is working with Triodos Bank in order to achieve its long term objectives for innovation in housing and care.   The Edinburgh-based charity has more than […]

13th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Housing Provider Raises The Bar For Customer Care

Housing Provider Raises The Bar For Customer Care

A Scottish housing and care provider has excelled in its commitment to improving customer satisfaction after achieving stellar feedback from a tenant-led report.   Care-innovators, Blackwood, announced the results of its in-house Charter Report for 2014, which highlights its growth in key areas such as tenancy duration, home maintenance and customer care response times.   […]

29th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Blackwood Shelter Its Tenants from Housing Debt

Blackwood Shelter Its Tenants from Housing Debt

A new partnership has been formed between a respected Scottish social landlord and a housing charity to help promote sustainable tenancies across the country.   The collaboration between Shelter Scotland and pioneering experts in housing and care, Blackwood, is set to offer practical solutions to help tenants handle their finances and crucially prevent mounting debts. […]

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