Blackwood’s Aberdeen services is a five star success

A housing support service has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.

Published 13 October 2015

Getting to know Blackwood’s new housing officer

Alex Burns is Blackwood’s new housing officer for the East Region and will provide support to tenants throughout areas such as Edinburgh, Livingston, Peebles and Penicuik.

Published 6 October 2015

Blackwood to display ‘smart’ home for disabled users at AGM

A scale replica of a highly accessible concept house for people with disability or mobility issues is to be showcased by Blackwood at its AGM.

Published 10 September 2015

Disabled volunteer puts ‘wheelchair friendly’ Edinburgh Fringe to the test

With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe claiming this year’s event would be its most wheelchair-accessible yet, a disabled volunteer from a Scottish housing and care providers has put this statement to the test.

Published 10 September 2015

Blackwood receives training from top wheelchair basketball teams

Staff from Blackwood Housing and Care are licking their wounds after being put through their sporting paces by two of Scotland’s top wheelchair basketball teams.

Published 8 September 2015

Wheelchair basketball game brings both rivalry and opportunity to Dundee

Courtside rivalry was as fierce as the on court action when two regional wheelchair basketball teams competed for victory during an exhibition match in Dundee on Saturday.

Published 3 September 2015

Blackwood scores two new housing support contracts

Housing and care provider Blackwood has secured new housing support contracts with South Ayrshire Council.

Published 24 August 2015

Blackwood appoints first-ever Strategic Development Director

Housing and care provider Blackwood has announced the appointment of Simon Fitzpatrick as its first ever Strategic Development Director.

Published 20 August 2015

Blackwood charity worker takes the plunge for Project Scotland

A staff member at Blackwood has taken a big leap for the charity that helped him get his first job by embarking on a 164 foot bungee jump.

Published 19 August 2015

Blackwood unveils dedicated tech and innovation division

Blackwood has launched a new division to identify, support and help develop the latest design and technology which can help those with disabilities live their lives to the full.

Published 5 August 2015

Blackwood unveils £17m business strategy

Bosses of an ambitious housing and care provider have toured the country to roll out its new £17 million business strategy to 400 staff across Scotland.

Published 30 July 2015

Blackwood appoints new director of housing and care

Blackwood has announced the appointment of a new housing and care director to its Edinburgh headquarters as it continues its plans to revitalise the social housing sector.

Published 27 July 2015

Social landlords launch non-profit energy company

A new independent energy supply company, the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020.

Published 16 July 2015

Blackwood hailed for person-centred social care

A housing support service has won a five-star review from the Care Inspectorate for its commitment to person-centred care, strong teamwork implementation and strong support from staff.

Published 10 July 2015

Search begins to find Scotland’s most green fingered tenants

A Scottish housing and care providers is launching a national gardening competition in a bid to find its most horticulturally-talented tenants.

Published 29 June 2015