Wednesday , 26 April 2017
Latest News

Tag Archives: housing

Coveted Award Nod for Tech-Savvy Housing and Care Provider

One of the country’s most innovative care providers is celebrating after being recognised at the highest possible level with a nomination for a prestigious award. For the first time, Edinburgh-headquartered Blackwood Housing and Care has been shortlisted as a finalist for the coveted UK Housing Awards 2017, in the inaugural Outstanding Approach to Promoting Digital Inclusion category. The nomination recognises ... Read More »

Ambitious Charity Unveils Progress of Innovative New Housing

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 ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Hft Smarthouse showcasing personalised technology solutions opens at Aintree

A house showcasing a range of assistive technology that can be used to support vulnerable adults to increase their independence has opened its doors in Liverpool. The mobile, purpose built Smarthouse, created by the Hft, the national learning disabilities charity, is on display at Aintree Racecourse as part of the newly launched Peter O’Sullevan Community Hub which will be the ... 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 »

Edinburgh Housing Development Upgrades Accessibility

An Edinburgh housing development has unveiled its brand new, modern and stylish lift, which will boost the independence of residents as well as the accessibility of the building. Blackwood’s Laura Fergusson Court, a sheltered housing development for those living with disabilities, held a special ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the occasion, and tenant Mike Cavanagh did the honours of declaring the ... 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 »

New project is music to the ears of Bield tenants with dementia

Service users and their families at some of Bield’s care homes in Fife are set to join a pioneering project that uses music to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia. Bield’s Gillie Court and Grants Bank in Dunfermline and Finavon Court in Glenrothes will be the first to implement the scheme, Playlist for Life, which was ... 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 »