The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) brought Ofgem chair Martin Cave together with Scottish housing associations to discuss the impact of the ongoing energy crisis on the social housing sector and what’s needed to tackle it.
A newly refurbished housing development for older people is inviting the local communities surrounding Haddington for a first look following a £400,000 investment. Paterson Court – which is operated and managed by Blackwood Homes and Care – is opening its doors to members of the pu
The Blackwood Design Awards, a Dragons’ Den-style competition to recognise innovations and inventions that improve the lives of older and disabled people, has announced this year’s three winners. The successful shortlisted inventors joined together to showcase their entries before the wi
Blackwood Housing and Care has appointed a new chief executive following a rigorous recruitment process led by external advisors. Simon Fitzpatrick will be promoted internally to lead the independent living specialist, which has 600 staff and operates more than 1500 properties across 28 local author
Fanchea Kelly has been at the centre of events in Scottish housing since the 1980s, and will soon leave Blackwood after a stellar career. Jimmy Black asked her to share some memories with Scottish Housing News. Over 9,000 miles from Scotland, Fanchea Kelly was sitting in an Australian radio studio i
Blackwood is hosting around 80 Peoplehood members at a festive feast at Charleston Community Centre with a selection of activities, entertainment and food including soup, sandwiches, sweet treats and hot chocolate.
Construction work has started at a major housing project in Dundee which is set to bring 66 specialist homes to the area. Senior figures from Blackwood including Julie McDowell, Blackwood chair, were today joined by John Alexander, SNP leader of Dundee City Council, Dougie Herd, joint managing direc
A project that will transform the future homes and communities of three distinct Scottish neighbourhoods has won a national accolade at the annual CIH Scotland Awards. Blackwood Housing & Care’s Peoplehood project was honoured for its innovative collaboration with a host of non-housing par
Budding inventors are being encouraged to enter concepts and designs to a competition that will help improve the daily lives of elderly people and those living with mobility challenges. The Blackwood Design Awards celebrates the best new concepts that enhance independent living and will be judged in
The head of Blackwood has announced she is stepping down, after 10 years with the charity which has transformed its fortunes. Fanchea Kelly will leave her role as the chief executive of the independent living specialist in early 2023, after a decade which has established the organisation a
An intellectual property expert has been appointed to join the judge’s assessing inventions that could help transform the daily lives of people living with mobility issues at the upcoming Blackwood Design Awards. Blackwood has invited Gordon Stark to help judge this year’s awards - a Dra
Delighted new tenants are moving into 22 redeveloped homes in Greenock – after Blackwood transformed a failing care home. The revamped MacLehose Court building on Eldon Road includes much-needed new accessible properties which will enable people with a range of mobility issues to live more ind
Blackwood has said it will remain focused on providing accessible and affordable housing for more people – even during these challenging times, given the demand for its homes and services. Julie McDowell, Blackwood’s chair, reflected on the previous year at the charity’s AGM while
Residents in 14 Abbeyfield shared Houses – where the average age is 88 – have voted overwhelmingly to join Blackwood Homes and Care. A secret ballot of 106 Abbeyfield residents earlier this year saw them vote by a 99% majority to transfer to Blackwood.
Blackwood's Peoplehood Project is being unveiled in Buckie this week, with affordable access to electric cars becoming one of the perks on offer. The official launch of the £12.5 million Blackwood Peoplehood Project is being timed to coincide with the town’s annual Classic Car Show.