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Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18 Now Open!

Blackwood is delighted to officially launch the Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18. This annual competition seeks to discover and champion brilliant new designs, technologies and adaptations that have the potential to help people who have disabilities live life to the full. A leading housing and care provider throughout…See More
Mar 22
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Top Wheelchair Basketball Star to Judge Innovative Design Competition

ONE of the country’s top wheelchair basketball stars is to judge the Blackwood Design Awards which aims to find the best new innovations to help people with disabilities.Robyn Love, from Ayr, represented the British team at…See More
Mar 22
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New Care Research Project Sees Blackwood & Edinburgh Uni Join Forces

Blackwood and the University of Edinburgh are looking to start a research trial into the use of technology to detect when a vulnerable person may need assistance. However, before we can do this we want to gain public opinion on the service, to help us co-design the system and ensure it meets a broad range of requirements.Doing…See More
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Blackwood Design Awards - Judging Panel Revealed for thrilling final in 2018

We are delighted to finally reveal the line-up of the judging panel in the Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18. The panel this year brings together eight judges with varied backgrounds and experience to put the finalists, their designs and pick winners in four different categories. Some are returning judges from previous years and there are some newcomers too. Some New…See More
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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 the dignity of many older people and people living with dementia.Professor Mary Marshall is one of the world's leading experts on design for people with dementia and she is alarmed by how…See More
Jan 26
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"recognised this when I watched the programme in Spain last week!! Good to see the design going further"
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Blackwood Design Awards Finalist Makes a Big Impact on BBC’s Dragon’s Den

The wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion was offered a £75K investment deal by four Dragons on the latest episode of Dragons’ Den after hearing a pitch by Staels Design’s Managing Director Corien Staels. Corien was a finalist in the Blackwood Design Awards 2016 with wheelAIR, narrowly losing out to…See More
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New Guide Reveals Scotland’s Accessible Castles and Battlefields

Disabled access charity launches new guide to castles and battlefields around Scotland. Ancient castles and remote battlefields might seem like the ideal destination for disabled people, their family and friends, but a new guide published today reveals just how much of Scotland’s rich historical heritage is…See More
Nov 30, 2017
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A wheelchair cushion that stops you from getting too hot - WheelAIR just got a whole lot cooler!

Last year’s Blackwood Design Awards finalist WheelAIR has since made a big impression in the world of independent living and recently had its official launch party in Edinburgh! A little…See More
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Abacus offers Gemini bath demonstrations and free advice guides at Kidz-to-Adultz-up-North

Abacus Healthcare, the proven specialist in power-assisted baths for disabled bathers, will be offering product demonstrations, one-to-one consultations, advice guides and a Trevor the Turtle free prize draw at Kidz-to-Adultz-up-North (Stand C8, 16th November, EventCity, Manchester. M17 8AS).Abacus is a long-standing…See More
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Top Wheelchair Basketball Star to Judge Innovative Design Competition

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 14:06 0 Comments

ONE of the country’s top wheelchair basketball stars is to judge the Blackwood Design Awards which aims to find the best new innovations to help people with…

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Sports and fitness AGM is massive hit for Blackwood

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 9:44 0 Comments

Blackwood’s Annual General Meeting scored an epic goal with everyone on Tuesday with a packed programme built around activity and fitness to encourage people to take part. Taking place inside the Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre in Largs, this venue (possibly the most accessible sports facility in the U.K.)…

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Blackwood's 2017 AGM to be hosted in state of the art accessible sports centre

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

We see a Scotland where being active is a way of life, where health and wellbeing is at the heart of society, making a positive impact on people and communities.

We are delighted to confirm the venue is the National Sports Training Centre in Largs, Ayshire on Tuesday 19th September 2017.…

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Blackwood unveils its new fully accessible futuristic homes in Dundee!

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 15:27 0 Comments

An extraordinary experience was had by all as Blackwood unveiled its brand new fully accessible flats in Dundee.

 

Designed to be beautiful, affordable, accessible and connected, the big opening was held inside one of the flats that served as a show home for the day prior to its occupant moving in…

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At 12:00 on August 25, 2017, stella maris said…

For the husband who has problems lifting his legs into bed, I use a loose pair of leg warmers around my ankles which form a soft (not compressing) 'strap'.  Mine are made from silk so very light and comfortable.  I have tried leg lifters but my feet fall out.  For as long as your husband has strength in his arms I hope this will be an inexpensive solution for him.  Sent with love.

At 17:15 on November 15, 2012, Debbie Deboo said…

Hey there

I invited Sharon who now owns GlamSticks here and I noticed she has joined, maybe that is something she would be interested in? xx

At 13:40 on November 12, 2012, Tom Kruer said…

Dear Admin:

Thanks for the welcome and friend request.  Hope to contribute... with your help.

Have a great day,

Tom Kruer

At 9:50 on August 9, 2012, Mark Carman said…

Hi Colin

Thanks for the welcome
You can see that I quickly set up my profile. I added logos for the products and wanted to add photos but the system would not allow me to add any more photos from my own files and would only allow photos from a URL. I presume there is a limit on file sizes for individual profile or can I add more photos.
Mark
At 14:40 on August 2, 2012, Peter Beckett said…

We are always keen to find ways to raise our profile with the elderly and home bound - do you have any suggestions? Peter

 
 
 

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