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

Designed and created by Blackwood, one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers, the hugely innovative houses will set a new standard of accessibility by combining technology, modern construction and engagement to meet customers’ changing needs.

Since it built its first home in Dundee in 1972, Blackwood has endeavored to be a pioneer in accessible housing. Today, the Blackwood vision is to be able to offer beautiful, accessible and affordable homes.

The development comes as part of Blackwood’s five year Business Plan and is set to be completed by May 2017. Along with its newest office in Tayside, the care provider’s main focus is to grow its Care at Home business using its own branded smart technology to help those with disabilities live their lives to the full.

Fanchea Kelly, Chief Executive at Blackwood, said:

“We always strive to be at the forefront of the latest innovations and technologies, and building these accessible and affordable homes in Dundee will allow us to continue to improve and enhance the lives of those we work with.

“We’re delighted to see the progress that is being made on site. The development is well underway and it’s fantastic to see it already starting to take shape exactly as we had envisioned it.

“People are at the heart of what we do, and it’s only with the dedication of our own team that we can deliver value and quality to our customers – so having the opportunity to create these beautiful homes to further help those living with disabilities is particularly exciting for us.

“We very much pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the housing and care sector, but to remain there it’s vital that we continue to grow and develop in order to listen to the ever evolving needs of our service-users and help shape our future.”

Since it was launched 40 years ago, Blackwood has built an impressive reputation for its expertise in adapting properties to let people with disabilities, sensory impairments and age-related conditions to live as independently as possible.

For more information about Blackwood, visit www.blackwoodgroup.org.uk.