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Vital adaptations to help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes are to be undertaken at around 200 properties across Scotland after independent living specialist Blackwood Homes & Care received record funding.

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Independent living provider Blackwood has outlined its bold plans for the next five years, including building 400 homes for disabled people and developing more innovative ideas for healthy ageing. Julie McDowell, Blackwood’s chair, told the charity’s virtual AGM that its core objective i

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Blackwood Housing and Care has launched a one of a kind maintenance program to blitz through housing repairs and a welcome return to meeting with customers in their neighbourhoods. The housing and care provider has introduced ‘Hit Squad’ teams where experts from different discipline

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Blackwood Housing and Care has recorded a 96% drop in GP and emergency calls and a 98% customer satisfaction rating after introducing a digital support service providing round the clock support. The service allows people with disabilities to access remote care 24 hours of the day seven days a w

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In a move away from its traditional commercial office sector projects, fit-out and refurbishment specialist GHI Contracts has been appointed to work in partnership with Blackwood Homes for the remodelling of MacLehose Court in Greenock. GHI will assist Blackwood in providing 22 one and two-bedroom h

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Construction has begun on a development of new homes in Greenock which will enable older people and people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. Blackwood Housing and Care is transforming MacLehose Court on Eldon Road into modern, self-contained flats which will support people with

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An innovation centre for sensing, imaging, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies has reached a key milestone as it works alongside Blackwood Homes and Care to develop initiatives to help older people live independent lives has supported its 250th project since its inception. CENSI

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Independent living specialist Blackwood has appointed a new chairperson who has pledged to continue its innovative approach to transforming the lives of people with disabilities and older people – particularly through greater use of design and technology. Julie McDowell has more than 20 years

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Blackwood Housing and Care has announced the appointment of a new director of customer service who will drive its digital services and enable its customers to live independently. Doug Moyes has taken up the new role at a critical time for the housing and care provider as it launches its new str

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Residents at a care home have been treated to an exclusive digital concert by one of Scotland’s most exciting jazz stars, Georgia Cécile. Georgia, with her boyfriend and jazz pianist Fraser Urquhart, pre-recorded a 30-minute performance of her favourite songs specifically for customers

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Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded £430,000 which will enable it to adapt homes and directly improve the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as possible. The funding from the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, and the

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