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Building a future for Blackwood customers to live life to the full

Leading independent living provider Blackwood has outlined its bold plans for the next five years, including building 400 homes for disabled people and developing more innovative ideas for healthy ageing.Julie McDowell, Blackwood’s Chair, told...

Scottish jazz sensation wows care home with exclusive concert

Residents at a Scottish care home have been treated to an exclusive digital concert by one of Scotland’s most exciting jazz stars, Georgia Cécile.Georgia, with her boyfriend and jazz pianist Fraser Urquhart, pre-recorded a...

Staff have a voice in charity’s strategy

Staff are being put at the forefront of a housing and care charity’s strategy to plan its future direction as it prepares for life with Covid-19.Edinburgh-headquartered Blackwood will be assessing the responses of all of its...

Next step in Blackwood’s journey to transform care in Edinburgh

Blackwood Homes and Care has successfully completed the transfer of Freespace, a not-for-profit care provider in Edinburgh, in a move that will protect the future of the 130 employees and 40 customers.The transfer means...

Blackwood scores high with care watchdog

EDINBURGH-based care specialist Blackwood has been praised by Scotland’s major regulatory body for helping people with disabilities live life to the fullest.Following an inspection from the Care Inspectorate, Blackwood has received commendation for the...

Blackwood House opens its doors to independent living

The Edinburgh based charity Blackwood opened a model showhome at the Edinburgh Community Rehabilitation and Support Service centre in Longstone today. The home is packed full of gadgets which will allow people with disabilities...

Lost Voice Guy brings the house down at AGM

BRITAIN’S Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley, performed a special show to help promote the work one of Scotland’s leading providers of care and specialist housing for people with disabilities.Lee, who shot to fame by winning this...

Blackwood Design Awards – shortlist revealed

There have been many ingenious entries for the Blackwood Design Awards and they have now revealed the nine inventions on the shortlist.These include a blink-controlled hands free phone system and a body temperature regulating...

Edinburgh charity welcoming entries now for its ‘Dragons Den’ awards

Edinburgh-based charity Blackwood run an awards scheme for aspiring designers or established professionals to enter their newest designs to help people with disabilities. They then run a 'Dragons Den' style session to decide upon the...

Blackwood Design Competition – discovering the rising stars of design

A competition will be held next week in a Dragons' Den format to find the new, innovative ideas to help the day to day lives of those with physical or mental disabilities. A hands-free computer...


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