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Lifelong Literature Lover Celebrates 100th Birthday

A World War Two nurse with a passion for poetry has celebrated turning 100 at a Dunfermline retirement housing development. Mary Wright McKean, now a tenant at Bield’s Gillie Court, was born in Edinburgh where she worked as a librarian, civil servant and as a nurse during the war. Her time as a nurse is full of historical memories. Working ... 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 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 »

Volunteers Welcome in Inverclyde

Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care, is highlighting the important role that volunteers can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives in Inverclyde. Bield’s Crosshill Retirement Housing Development in Port Glasgow is looking for a Social Activity Co-ordinator to help organise opportunities for social interaction within the development and the wider community. ... Read More »

Help Local Older People to Stay Connected

A Retirement Housing Development in Haddington is looking for a volunteer to provide valuable computing support for its tenants. Bield’s The Butts development is looking for a volunteer who will be involved in the popular ‘Silver Surfer’ project which helps tenants get to grips with modern technology, enabling them to become more confident with laptops, smartphones and general computing skills. ... Read More »

Three Cheers for Bield Volunteers

An event to highlight the importance of volunteers to Scotland’s leading care and housing provider has been hosted at a local Retirement Housing Development. Bield’s Volunteer team attended Southfield Court in Dunbar on Wednesday 16th December to show off the efforts and achievements of their dedicated volunteers by premiering their exciting new Volunteer Video. Southfield Court was chosen to stage ... Read More »