Tenants at a housing development in St Andrews have been advised that the development will close in 12 months as it can no longer meet upcoming changes in sustainability and accessibility standards. The decision to close Marine Place, located just off North Street, has been made by its operators and
Bield has been awarded funding that will get older tenants involved in shaping new digital services, enabling them to live as independently as possible. The housing provider has successfully secured £75k in funding from the pioneering TAPPI project (Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel
Housing and care specialist Bield has launched an Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability policy with a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 90% and reach net zero by 2045. The policy outlines the actions Bield will take to reduce CO2 emissions across its 5,000+ properties and how
Housing and care specialist Bield is spearheading the roll-out of its tenants’ first technology strategy. Tracey Howatt, who has amassed an impressive 35 years of service with Bield, took up the role of director of customer experience in January 2022 and will be responsible for transforming ho
Bield Housing and Care has launched a new volunteer initiative to bring together its diverse community. Coinciding with Pride Day, Bield‘s ‘Rainbow Network’ initiative will see tenants invited to join a volunteer-led group focused on inclusivity and fostering a safe and social envi
An inspiring pensioner saddled up and led a sponsored motorbike ride around her hometown at the weekend, crossing a big item off her bucket list. 91-year-old Margaret Sneddon, a resident at Bield’s Crosshill Gardens development, fulfilled a lifelong dream of riding on the back of a motorcycle
Bield tenants are being given the opportunity to shape the future of housing for thousands of older people across Scotland.
Housing and care specialist Bield has hired a director of people and organisational development (OD) as it looks to deliver a new strategy around staff wellbeing and performance. Nikki Ritchie has been appointed to help position Bield as the employer of choice in the sector, while targeting increase
A group of volunteers from Bield Housing are being assembled to shape the housing provider's future equality framework and policy.
A barber who started a new life in Scotland after escaping war-ravaged Syria has proved he is a cut above the rest by giving out free haircuts to an Inverclyde community. Mounzer Darsani trimmed the locks of customers in the lounge of Bield’s Crosshill Gardens development in Port Glasgow in a
Bield has strengthened its management team with the appointment of two voluntary board members. The appointment of Beth McNeil and David Fisher will help shape Bield Housing and Care’s drive to position the organisation as Scotland’s leading provider of housing, care and support for olde
A pensioner who turned 100 this month has shown that age has no limits after revealing his secrets to a long and happy life. Ted Gear, who lives at Bield Housing and Care’s Wheatley Gardens development in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, attributes his long life to working hard and so
Bield has underlined its pioneering work in using technology to improve the lives of older people after its 24-hour telecare service became the first of its kind to win approval for its high levels of security against cybercrime. Bield’s Response 24 (BR24) has been added to the Scottish Digita
Housing provider Bield has outlined its commitment to transform the sector and continue helping customers to live as independently as possible in their own homes. As the population ages, Bield has placed a high priority on providing services that promote healthy aging and creating partnerships that
A Bield housing development in West Lothian has teamed up with national charity Cyrenians to help older people in the local area log on and stay in touch with loved ones. Cyrenians has donated a brand-new desktop computer following its work to help customers at Blackfaulds Court learn digital skills