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Home Comforts for Far Flung Centenarian

A woman who has spent her life in far-flung places has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Dundee retirement housing development. Emily Lyall, who was born in Soho and grew up in Kent, made India, Egypt and Singapore her home before returning to the UK. Celebrating with family and friends at Bield’s Strathmartine Court, Emily revealed that her secret to ... Read More »

Bield Take Steps to Better Access

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility. Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift. Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my capacity as the Equalities & Diversity Champion ... Read More »

Care Home Hosts Traditional Burns Supper

A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour. Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional rich three course menu. The classic ... Read More »

Bield Goes the Extra Mile for Service Users

A dedicated Linlithgow woman has raised a phenomenal £600 for the care services where she has worked for nearly two decades. Manager at Bield’s West Port Resource Centre, where she has worked for 19 years, Christine Donnelly raised the total by completing a formidable 10k just a week after coming back from holiday. Christine said: “I had done plenty of ... Read More »

Chiming their way into the Christmas Spirit

More than 40 children from a local choir sang in the season at a Kirkintilloch day care centre and retirement housing development. Bield’s Whitehill Court opened their doors to pupils from Merkland Primary and Secondary School just a week after the choir had performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Michelle Furphy, Head of the Choir, said: “I’m really proud ... Read More »

The Perfect Present from Bield

Tenants at a Cumbernauld Retirement Housing Development have worked hard with the community to ensure disadvantaged children across Europe can enjoy a Merry Christmas with something to unwrap. More than 50 hats were made while development manager, Elizabeth Fox, designed her very own puppets to be donated to children in Romania and Belarus. 267 Shoeboxes were filled by New College ... Read More »

Bield Wish you a Merry Christmas

A Biggar Care and Housing development has celebrated Christmas and community spirit with their biggest ever get together – raising £300 in the process. Bield’s Langvout Court hosted more than 50 guests from their sheltered housing, care home and day care services as they combined their festivities for the first time. Hannah Wade, Assistant Manager at Langvout Court, said: “In ... Read More »

Bield Tenants Get Into The Christmas Spirit

Tenants at a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development  welcomed family and friends as they created the ultimate early Christmas present – raising a whopping £800. Their Christmas fair and ‘bauble swap’ events raised the total for their social funds to ensure the festive season at the development is as enjoyable as possible. Rena Kirton-Vaughan, Manager at Brae Court, said: “We’re ... Read More »

A Bield Christmas Carol

A Milngavie day care  centre has embraced the Christmas spirit with an evening of carols, festive food and a visit from Santa. Bield’s Oakburn Park saw a fantastic 68 visitors join together to enjoy  choral singing, live music and  warming homemade mulled wine and mince pies. For the fourth year running, the staff and service users welcomed friends, family and ... Read More »

Retiring Bield Chair Praises The Value Of Personal Touch

The retiring Chair of an Edinburgh based Housing and Care charity believes anyone with a connection to the sector can benefit from making time to bond with care-users, family and staff as the industry faces tough challenges. Gerry O’Sullivan said the greatest enjoyment of his role was the chance to interact with everyone involved in providing high quality care to ... Read More »

No Long Faces at Glenrothes Care Home

Residents of a Glenrothes care home have been paid a special visit by Shetland Pony, Bonny as part of a generous free call from Toppy Star Pony Hire. Bield’s Finavon Court Care Home welcomed the miniature Shetland Pony mare to give residents a chance to interact and have fun with their new equine friend. Nikki Reid, Home Manager at Finavon ... Read More »

Bield Staff Complete Fearless Feat for Charity

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity. Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a wonderful year of fundraising for Chest ... Read More »