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

Care watchdog recognition for Blackwood

Edinburgh-based care specialist Blackwood has been praised by Scotland’s major regulatory body for helping people with disabilities live life to the fullest.

Published 9 April 2019

Scottish Government commends Blackwood's technology enabled care system

Blackwood has been praised by the Scottish Government for its commitment to digital participation and empowerment.

Published 26 March 2019

New housing charter aims to enable introduction of technology enabled care

Housing organisations across Scotland are being asked to show their support for a new Technology Enabled Care in Housing Charter.

Published 13 March 2019

Walking guide for visually impaired enters Blackwood Design Awards

Two neighbours and innovators are among the first in the running for an award that recognises inventions that transform the lives of people living with disabilities.

Published 21 February 2019

Blackwood House opens doors to future of independent living

An innovative home which aims to set the model of how Edinburgh helps to transform the day-to-day lives of people with disabilities has been unveiled for the first time.

Published 6 December 2018

SFHA hosts new website resource to create housing solutions through technology

A national Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Ready programme is being funded by the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and hosted by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 13 November 2018

Blackwood launches annual design awards

The search to find the brightest and best innovations to help people with disabilities has been launched by housing and care provider Blackwood.

Published 6 November 2018

Blackwood Housing and Care achieves Gold standard

Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded a gold award for its service by Investors in People.

Published 1 November 2018

Revolutionary Blackwood technology keeps vulnerable adults safe overnight

An innovative project that uses transformative new technology is being hailed as a landmark moment in the care of disabled people who want to continue to live independent lives.

Published 31 October 2018

Blog: Technology has potential to revolutionise the way care is provided

Investment in technology has far wider benefits for care providers than purely financial sustainability, providing the industry keeps pace, writes Debbie Collins.

Published 17 October 2018

Britain’s Got Talent winner pays tribute to Blackwood

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley has paid tribute to the ‘important’ work carried out by housing and care specialists Blackwood.

Published 3 October 2018

Britain’s Got Talent winner brings the house down at Blackwood AGM

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley has performed a special show to help promote the work one of Scotland’s leading providers of care and specialist housing for people with disabilities.

Published 20 September 2018