Bespoken Team's Blog (16)

FEATHER UTI and Robotics Group Session

Involvement Opportunity!
University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt University will be hosting a robotics and UTI session at Robotarium, Tuesday 7th November 2023.  Blackwood are a project collaborator in this project work. 
This is open to people who experience UTIs and any carers or staff who have cared for someone with a UTI.  Information is detailed in the flyer below, and there is also a participant information sheet for anyone who is…

Added by bespoken Team on October 17, 2023 at 10:59 — No Comments

Blackwood Design Awards 2023-24 - Deadline Extension, 27th October 2023

The Blackwood Design Awards are open to anyone, who has produced a great idea that supports people with disabilities, regardless of their background or level of experience.  

The competition is looking for inventions, designs, and concepts that can enable people with disabilities to live their life to the full.



Added by bespoken Team on August 31, 2023 at 10:45 — No Comments

Robotics + Care Mashup, 16th to 20th October 2023

Organised by the …


Added by bespoken Team on August 23, 2023 at 8:00 — No Comments

Edinburgh Napier Students Wow With Their Designs!

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…


Added by bespoken Team on April 9, 2019 at 13:55 — 1 Comment

Blackwood Wins Prestigious Business Award in Ceremony in Glasgow

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…


Added by bespoken Team on October 12, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Britain’s Got Talent Winner Brings the House Down at AGM

BRITAIN’S Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley, has performed a special show to help promote the work of Blackwood.

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…


Added by bespoken Team on September 20, 2018 at 11:01 — No Comments

Short break for the bulletin

Hi all,

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.

Thank you

The bespoken Team

Added by bespoken Team on July 13, 2018 at 14:25 — No Comments

The late Gordon Aikman is remembered during #GlobalMNDAwarenessDay charity dinner

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’s legacy


Gordon Aikman led a successful career as a political researcher and campaigner before being…


Added by bespoken Team on June 22, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

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 the 2016…


Added by bespoken Team on March 22, 2018 at 14:06 — No Comments

Sports and fitness AGM is massive hit for Blackwood

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…


Added by bespoken Team on September 22, 2017 at 9:44 — No Comments

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

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…


Added by bespoken Team on September 11, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Blackwood unveils its new fully accessible futuristic homes in Dundee!

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 next week. The guests of honour were the Minister for Local…


Added by bespoken Team on June 29, 2017 at 15:27 — No Comments

Blackwood blows everyone away at the CIH Scotland conference

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…


Added by bespoken Team on March 4, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Blackwood get top marks!

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.

Added by bespoken Team on April 14, 2015 at 11:03 — No Comments

We were at Kidz Scotland 2014!

For those who don’t know yet, the Blackwood Foundation was present at the Kidz Scotland event that took place in the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston last Thursday.


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…


Added by bespoken Team on September 15, 2014 at 14:49 — No Comments

Robots to enter Western Isles’ homes

A new NHS pilot project will send Giraff robots into the homes of people with dementia in the Western Isles to prolong independent living.

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…


Added by bespoken Team on July 9, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

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