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Everyday’s a school day for Barrhead care home residents

Students from Barrhead have teamed up with residents at a local care home to share and learn together as part of an innovative school initiative. Pupils, aged from 15 to 18 years old, from Barrhead High School in Glasgow volunteer their free periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to visit Bupa’s Millview Care Home to engage in a range of activities ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Too Little, Too Late: Hft’s statement on the Spring Budget 2017

Hft is disappointed at plans unveiled in Philip Hammond’s “final” Spring Budget. Despite recent comments in the media suggesting that the Chancellor would offer a decisive solution to the ongoing social care funding crisis, we were frustrated to instead see more government procrastination on this important issue. In his Spring Budget, the Chancellor pledged an additional £2billion of funding for ... Read More »

“A good start for social care but long-term strategy still needed”, Sense respond

National disability charity, Sense, responds to Government investment in social care announced in Spring Budget Following today’s Spring Budget [8 March], national disability charity, Sense, has responded to the news that the Government plans to ease the current financial pressures facing social care by delivering £2billion over the next three years, alongside a new green paper focusing on the future of ... Read More »

Edinburgh Tenants To Test Ground-Breaking New Wheelchair Design

Tenants at a housing development in the capital are to be among the first to try out and provide invaluable feedback on a pioneering new wheelchair. Blackwood’s Abbey Court development, which provides housing and support for people with physical disabilities, will host a focus group with inventor Alex Papanikolaou, in which tenants will have the opportunity to test his unique ... Read More »

Staying safe key safes in West Yorkshire

Each week there are stories of cost strains facing the NHS and social care providers due to our ageing population and budget cuts, but a company in West Yorkshire is providing a simple service to help overcome this burden. Be Safe Key Safes, which is located in Leeds, provides a service to vulnerable members of society by simply fitting a lockable key safe on the exterior ... 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 »

Doting Couple Celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day – Give Tips For Long Marriage

A Dundee couple are perfectly placed to give lessons in love for Valentine’s Day – because this year will be the 71st time they will be celebrating February 14 together. John Mackay, 96, and wife Edith (known as Eci), 92, believe they can give couples of all ages some simple tips for a long and happy marriage: be romantic all year ... Read More »

Health and Social Care Provider Shows Its Support with a Digni-Tea Party

Customers and staff at an East London care services celebrate dignity in care with a special tea party ahead of a national awareness day this week, Dignity Action Day. Not-for-profit health and social care provider, Outlook Care, based in Essex, held the Digni-Tea Party at its Waterside Lodge Recovery Centre, in Leytonstone, Waltham Forest, on Wednesday 25 January. The mental health ... Read More »

Dundee care home has a ‘Dram’ good burns night

A care home in Dundee made Burns Night a memorable experience for its residents by hosting an evening of fine Scottish dining and all things Robert Burns. Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, on Albany Road, celebrated the birth of the Bard of Ayrshire with an evening of poetry reciting and Ceilidh dancing, which also included a rich three course supper and ... 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 »