Since autumn term 2018 Blackwood Innovation team have been actively working with third- and fourth-year students from the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. The students are tasked to work in teams to create and design a product that promotes digital technology and a roadmap for that product…Continue
Blackwood Homes and Care were honoured this week at the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2018 taking home the Charity & Social Enterprise Award.
This is a tremendous honour and recognises Blackwood’s outstanding work and dedication to using technology and innovation to help people live life to the full. It especially acknowledges our work in…Continue
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Lee, who shot to fame by winning this year’s series of the ITV talent show, performed a laughter-filled routine as the main guest at our AGM, which explored his rise to fame as ‘Lost Voice Guy’.
The theme of the day focused on communication as we launched…Continue
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The bespoken team is a little short staffed this week with holidays and so on so we will not be sending out a bulletin on Friday the 20th of July.
All bespoken members can still post content, ask questions and support one another and engage with bespoken during this time. The bulletin will return on Friday the 27th of July.
The bespoken Team
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A charity fundraising dinner was held last night in Edinburgh to honour the late Gordon Aikman on Global MND Awareness Day. The Event also included a silent auction which raised £46,786 for the charity MND Scotland.
Gordon Aikman led a successful career as a political researcher and campaigner before being…Continue
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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 the 2016…Continue
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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.) provided the ideal place for our customers, staff and board…Continue
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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. Invitations to customers and members have been sent and we…Continue
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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 next week. The guests of honour were the Minister for Local…Continue
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When the words “housing conference” come up the first images that pop into your head might not necessarily be; Basil Fawlty, video games, a magician, a high-tech drone, an electric bike, a 3D printer, a model house of tomorrow and a state of the art digital care package, but that’s exactly what Blackwood incorporated into its exhibit at the CIH Scotland 2016 conference this…Continue
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Holyrood PR who work closely with Blackwood were helping us celebrate the fact that the Care Inspectorate Awarded 5 start ratings to 5 Blackwood developments! We got an honourable mention in the Holyrood PR blog this week. Check it out here.
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The event was, in the words of the organisers, “One of the largest, FREE UK exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and the…Continue
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By Mette Nielsen
The NHS Western Isles is just about ready to send in robots to the homes of people with dementia, who live in remote areas.
The specific robot is called Giraff and is…Continue
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