Revolutionary glove shortlisted for Blackwood award

A virtual reality glove that is transforming both recovery times and expectations of those who have suffered stroke or serious injury has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Published 30 May 2018

Swimming aid makes a splash in Blackwood design awards

A revolutionary swimming aid which helps disabled children learn to swim is in the running for a prestigious innovation award.

Published 28 May 2018

Revolutionary glasses for visually impaired athletes shortlisted for Blackwood Design Awards

Innovative new glasses which could revolutionise the way in which visually impaired athletes train and compete are one of the many exciting entries for an innovative design competition.

Published 23 May 2018

Blog: Blackwood chief executive responds to EHRC report on disability housing

A recent report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) which calls on the Scottish Government to produce a strategy to ensure there’s an adequate supply of housing for people with disabilities is a positive call to action for accessible modern housing, with support, which meets the needs of disabled people across the country, writes Fanchea Kelly.

Published 21 May 2018

Blackwood boss pays tribute to hero staff effort during ‘Beast from the East’

The chief executive of Blackwood has paid tribute to staff who went ‘the extra mile’ to ensure that vital services continued during the ‘Beast from the East’.

Published 21 March 2018

Tenant shares exotic travel stories thanks to Blackwood’s innovative care system

A pensioner who enjoyed her first ever foreign trip has been able to share her holiday photos with the boss of the charity who developed the innovative new care support system that allowed her to travel to Vietnam.

Published 12 March 2018

Top industry experts named as judges of Blackwood design competition

A who’s who of top industry experts has been revealed as the panel of judges for a competition which aims to find the best new innovations to help people with disabilities.

Published 7 March 2018

Business booming for Blackwood award winner following worldwide success

The designer of a pioneering spoon which allows people with disabilities to eat without spilling has paid tribute to housing care and housing provider Blackwood for the honour which propelled his invention into worldwide success.

Published 21 February 2018

River Clyde Homes set for record year of housing development

2018 is shaping up to be a record year of housing development for River Clyde Homes as the foundations of a new £2.6 million 20-home investment in South West Greenock begin to rise from the ground.

Published 14 February 2018

Blackwood awards event to recognise designs that help people with disabilities

Housing and care specialist Blackwood has launched its annual search to find the brightest and best new innovations to help those with disabilities.

Published 30 January 2018

Pensioner heads to Asia for first holiday using Blackwood’s digital care system

An Ayrshire woman has gone on her first holiday at the age of 65 to Vietnam after she was able to research her destination through an innovative, digitally enhanced care system.

Published 17 January 2018

Blooming success for Blackwood tenant

A green fingered Blackwood tenant is celebrating after winning the housing and care provider’s ‘Best Garden’ award.

Published 15 December 2017

Blackwood care home customers have no time to paws with therapy pet visit

Customers at a Greenock care home have become the latest group to showcase the healthy benefits of pet therapy.

Published 11 December 2017

Blackwood tenant goes into extra time with CleverCogs

An Ayrshire man has shared how his life changed after being kitted out with an innovative, digitally enhanced care system.

Published 5 December 2017

Blooming success for Blackwood tenants

A group of green fingered tenants have been rewarded for their skills by winning a Blackwood’s ‘Best Community Garden’ award.

Published 28 November 2017