Home & Adaptations (49)

Discussions Replies News

Future 50 Podcast - Designing & Building Homes for Independent Living

A Blackwood house meant gaining back an independence that had been taken away from me.’ Powerful words from Anne Walker, a Blackwood Tenant…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Aug 2, 2022

Toilet talk: Accessible design for people with dementia

Why are public toilets so hard to find and often challenging to use? It's a topic few people want to talk about but one that is vital to th…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Jan 26, 2018

Stylish floor lift that you would happily have in your home...

This modern twist on a simple adaptation was recently flagged up for me. These built-in floor lifts are not brand new admittedly but it’s g…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Jul 18, 2017

The Blackwood House

EDIT (02/02/2017): It's been over two years since writing the words below and the concept has become a reality. Blackwood is delighted to s…

Started by bespoken Team

22 Jul 14, 2017
Reply by bespoken Team

The Blackwood House: a closer look at futuristic accessibility

You may have read in last week’s bespoken bulletin about the grand unveiling of Blackwood’s new accessible homes in Dundee. The flats are d…

Started by bespoken Team

1 Jul 7, 2017
Reply by Anne Walker

Easy self-transfer couch and bed needed... what works best?

For the last 4 years Blackwood Homes an Care, a leading housing and care provider, has been planning the build of the ultimate accessible h…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Mar 21, 2017

Radical concept could make stairs and lifts obsolete

Nearly two and half years ago bespoken featured a thought provoking concept that came within our sights. Today it has bleeped its way onto…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Feb 2, 2017

Blackwood Development gets shiny new upgrade for better accessibility

An important step was taken this week at Blackwood’s development at Laura Ferguson Court in Edinburgh, that will be a boost to the independ…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Sep 30, 2016

Kitchen Door Handles

I have always favoured a D shaped handle that you can get your whole hand into. The curved D shape has no sharp edges to knock into and doe…

Started by Olivia robertson

3 Sep 5, 2016
Reply by Olivia robertson

Have Your Say to Define Accessibility in the New Blackwood Homes - Your Voice Counts!

Designing and shaping disabled access is never a one-man job. We’re enlisting some help from some real experts i.e. YOU. Share your opinion…

Started by bespoken Team

8 Sep 5, 2016
Reply by Jimmy Black


© 2024   Created by Gordon White.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service