A pensioner who turns 100 this month has revealed having a sense of humour and a slice of coffee walnut cake everyday is the secret to longevity. Eleanor Petrie, who resides at Bield’s Dean Court in Bo’ness, has begun reminiscing on her life experiences ahead of the big day - with no reg
Bield has received COVID-19 testing kits from the Scottish Government which will provide results within 30 minutes. The housing and care provider has been sent Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits to all of its manned developments across the country in its bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
A local Bield retirement manager with three decades of experience has hailed the importance of community spirit as an integral part of the development. Beginning her career at just 17, Rachael England (Rae) has been working within the housing sector in the area since 1982 and joined Bield in 1991.
Lesley Holdsworth, chair of Bield board, adds her congratulations to Scottish Housing News on our 20th anniversary year. “Scottish Housing News has given the sector a platform to advocate the important work and efforts ongoing within the social housing sector - something that we here at Bield
An innovative pilot project is being launched in two Scottish areas that aims to help older people live independent lives and to better engage with groups and services in their communities. The collaborative initiative is led by the Scottish Government's Technology Enabled Care Programme and involve
A Rothesay woman has played a vital part in providing housing services to individuals in the local community for over a decade and highlights why the community is the best part about the job. Isle and Bute local, Louise Connor, took up the role of development manager at Bield’s Rothesay Court
Bield has appointed a new head of development and business growth who will drive its strategic objectives to create new opportunities for development. With more than nine years of experience in the housing sector, Elizabeth Peacock has taken up the role at a critical time for the housing provider, a
An Isle of Bute native has played a major part in providing vital housing services to individuals in the community throughout the pandemic. Debbie Stewart spent 38 years at The Glenburn Hotel before switching career path to join Bield five-months-ago and is now responsible for running housing d
A woman from East Ayrshire who has played a part in providing housing services to individuals in the local community for over a decade has shared the inside scoop on running a retirement development. Karen Murray from Muirkirk completed a degree in Textiles, Fashion Design and Management from H
Pensioners at a housing development in West Lothian have pulled together to help members of the local community who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff and customers at Dean Court retirement development in Bo’ness have been collecting food, toiletries and personal hygiene produc
Bield is calling on art-loving members of the public to get creative to help celebrate its golden anniversary after 50 years in the business. Individuals are being encouraged to put pen to paper to help design a new logo for the housing provider, which operates in 21 locations across the country.
An apprentice has benefited from a new contractual clause between a maintenance company and Bield Housing and Care to create apprenticeship opportunities. 17-year-old Marcus Mackenzie secured an apprenticeship at Rodgers & Johnston Ltd (R&J Ltd) after the firm agreed a new Community Ben