Kevin Stewart to launch pioneering Dundee homes for disabled people

Pioneering homes which aim to transform the lives of disabled people – with technology including a washing machine that cleans and irons clothes – are being launched today in Dundee by Housing Minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 29 June 2017

Blackwood Homes and Care recognised with major digital award

Housing and care experts who put technology at the forefront of helping people with disabilities live independently have been recognised with a major award.

Published 3 May 2017

Blackwood drives forward energy efficiency with eco car

Housing and care provider Blackwood has invested in a brand new eco-friendly car to energise its care at home service in Stirling.

Published 25 April 2017

Blackwood housing support service triumphs with five star review

A Stirling housing and care provider has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.

Published 5 April 2017

Coveted award nod for tech-savvy Blackwood

One of the country’s most innovative care providers is celebrating after being recognised at the highest possible level with a nomination for a prestigious award.

Published 7 March 2017

Blackwood tenants to test ground-breaking new wheelchair design

Tenants at a housing development in Edinburgh are to be among the first to try out and provide invaluable feedback on a pioneering new wheelchair.

Published 1 March 2017

Blackwood unveils progress of innovative new Dundee homes

The construction of six pioneering homes set to transform the lives of those with disabilities is well underway in Dundee.

Published 21 February 2017

Dundee event to explore health and social care ‘revolution’

The next five years in digital health and social care is a key topic at this year's Dundee SmartCare Convention, a free event in the Caird Hall tomorrow.

Published 14 February 2017

Ground-breaking designs for people with disabilities win Blackwood awards

Digital glasses which assist people who have lost the use of their arms and a wheelchair that goes up and down steps have been crowned the winners of a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style design competition by housing provider Blackwood.

Published 31 January 2017

Judges announced for Blackwood’s innovative design awards

A number of top industry experts have been officially revealed as the panel of judges for a ‘Dragons Den’ inspired event for aspiring designers, engineers and inventors.

Published 18 January 2017

Ingenious inventions shortlisted for Blackwood Design Awards

Glasses for computer users who don’t have the use of their arms and a wheelchair that goes up and down steps are just two of the shortlisted entries battling it out in a ‘Dragons' Den’ inspired event to find the next rising star of design.

Published 9 January 2017

New boilers installed in Blackwood homes

Work to install new boilers at properties in Port Glasgow, Edinburgh and Falkirk is now complete.

Published 14 December 2016

Angus Council opens housing allocation policy consultation

Angus Council has started a five-week consultation about changes it is proposing for its Common Housing Allocation Policy.

Published 13 December 2016

Edinburgh Napier graduate nabs top HR award

A digital skills trainer with housing and care provider Blackwood is celebrating his success having scooped a prestigious industry award, after just one year in the job.

Published 7 December 2016

Campaigners warn of lack of homes for disabled people

Ministers have been urged to take urgent action to tackle a “dire” shortage of accessible homes in Scotland.

Published 5 December 2016