Blackwood secures £12m charitable bond from Allia C&C

Allia C&C has issued a loan of £12 million through the Scottish Government’s charitable bonds scheme to enable Blackwood Homes and Care to deliver 160 highly accessible homes across Scotland.

Published 4 February 2020

International focus on innovative Blackwood care training

Blackwood has generated international interest in its use of ground-breaking techniques to train staff, using shipping containers fitted with the latest technology.

Published 3 February 2020

Blackwood's pioneering homes for people with disabilities come to Glasgow

A new collection of 24 pioneering homes which aim to transform the lives of people with disabilities – including technology which can open doors and adjust the height of kitchen worktops at the touch of a button – is being built in Glasgow.

Published 28 January 2020

Top marks for Blackwood care support service

Edinburgh-based housing and care provider Blackwood has received a five-star endorsement from Scotland's care watchdog following a recent inspection.

Published 6 January 2020

Blackwood utilises technology to improve customer service for rural tenants

Care provider Blackwood is harnessing technology to enable its rural tenants with disabilities to take part in key discussion sessions to help improve their service.

Published 24 December 2019

More housing associations awarded funding to provide car ownership alternatives

Seven organisations across Scotland have been successful in the second round of the funding to procure the services of electric vehicle car clubs.

Published 28 November 2019

Link Group and Blackwood to explore potential partnership opportunities

Informal discussions around a potential future partnership between Link Group and Blackwood Homes and Care have begun this week.

Published 6 November 2019

Blackwood design winner launches a spoon for children

The designer of an innovative spoon, which won the top prize at the Blackwood Design Awards and which enables people with shaky hands to eat without spilling, has launched a children’s version following the success of its adult product.

Published 4 October 2019

Michelle McManus joins Blackwood for AGM fun

Blackwood Homes and Care hosted its AGM in Cardonald last week.

Published 3 October 2019

Work taking shape at River Clyde Homes waterfront development in Greenock

A £17.5 million development by River Clyde Homes to deliver 137 affordable rented homes at the historic James Watt Dock in Greenock is beginning to rise from the ground.

Published 30 August 2019

Blackwood homes could save NHS millions every year

Blackwood has said its 'homes of the future', which were showcased at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) conference this year, could save the NHS millions per year.

Published 23 August 2019

Blackwood showcases homes of the future at CIH annual conference

Specialist housing and care provider Blackwood adopted an ingenious method of transporting its ‘home of the future’ to Europe’s largest housing festival – by building it across three shipping containers.

Published 27 June 2019

Transformative inventions announced winners at Blackwood Design Awards

Three inventions designed to transform the daily lives of people living with disabilities have won prestigious awards.

Published 27 May 2019

Innovative entries celebrated at Blackwood Design Awards

An international competition that seeks to find brilliant inventions that transform the everyday lives of people living with disabilities will take place in Scotland this week.

Published 14 May 2019

Humza Yousaf ‘blown away’ by innovative care system

Humza Yousaf MSP has described how he was ‘blown away’ by a pioneering care system after testing it out first-hand during a visit to a service in his Glasgow constituency.

Published 17 April 2019