Accreditations

Blackwood has a proven track record of awards and accreditations demonstrating our commitment as an organisation to our aims and values.

Positive About Disabled People

Blackwood has displayed the Positive about Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ symbol since 1998.  This means that we are committed to employing disabled people and that disabled applicants are guaranteed an interview if they meet the basic conditions for the job.

Investors in People

Blackwood has maintained Investors in People Silver Status for several years, indicating that we have good people management and develop our employees with excellent training opportunities.

In 2016 we also achieved Investors in Young People Silver Status, showing that we work in a way to harness the creativity and skills of young people.

Institute of Leadership & Mangement

In 2012 Blackwood also became accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).  This means that Blackwood can deliver accredited training to its staff to develop their leadership skills, and give them an ILM qualification that is recognised nationally.

Healthy Working Lives

Blackwood has Silver Status for Healthy Working Lives, an accreditation given to organisations who have created a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce.

Awards

2017

UK Housing Awards - Outstanding Approach to Digital Inclusion

2016

Scottish Care Awards - Service User Achievement Award for Mandy McKenzie (care customer)
Scottish Care Awards - Learning Development Champion for Chris Hogsden (L&D Officer)

2015

CIH Excellence Awards - Bob Allan Young Achiever Award for Emma Birnie (Housing Assistant)
Tenant Participation And Scrutiny Award: Tenant Scrutiny of Outcome 6 of the Charter

2014

CIH Excellence Awards - Robina Goodlad Award for Significant Contribution by Women for Lizanne Burton (tenant and Board Member)
CIH Excellence Awards 2 - Excellence in Developing Skills and Capacity Award for Blackwood’s Leadership Management Course

2012

Care Accolade - Innovation and Redesign Award for bespoken
Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards – Public Sector Award for bespoken

What Customers Say...

"I love living here."
"A fantastic place to live."
"Blackwood provides a good service."

"I feel independent."
"Nice to live in an attractive estate."