Helenvale, Parkhead, Glasgow
Blackwood is building 24 new homes in Glamis Road, Helenvale in the East End of Glasgow – with this exciting development it means that Blackwood are expanding its care offering in this part of Glasgow, delivering high quality care to people in their own homes to enhance independent living and help people life their life to the full.
These are flexible roles catered to fit the personal care needs of our customers, it could be helping someone with the washing up, assistance with medication or operating a hoist to help someone out of bed in the morning.
At Blackwood we hire people that share our values:
Being open and honest
Keeping our promises
Having respect and understanding
But its more than that. We offer support services, a culture of training and development, excellent benefits and utilising the most up to date technology to help you deliver support to our valued customers.
If you can bring a caring attitude and want to help others we can help you with the rest!
CleverCogs™ is Blackwood’s bespoke care software system that works with your Blackwood phone and a customer’s tablet; this means a support worker can take notes digitally, receive live updates for our customers, tap into visits with their mobile phone, record digital training, dynamic rota updates and completely removes the need for paper.
Thanks to these digital innovations care visits are now streamlined and a support worker can concentrate on the most important part: helping our customers live more independently.
Here at Blackwood we know that someone might be intimidated by the technology we use but if you can bring the right attitude we can supply you with the training and learning environment.
We have dedicated training team that will help you every step of the way along with 1 to 1’s, learning days, Blackwood’s Personal Development Plan, SSSC badges support network and fully funded SVQ training!
Being a Support Worker with Blackwood means competitive pay, career development, excellent benefits and a rewarding workplace environment.
Our Support Workers will also need support from a Business Support Officer, responsible for the administrative duties behind our care.
If you would like to know more about working with Blackwood please get in touch with our recruitment team via email Jobs@Blackwoodgroup.org.uk or call our Human Resources Team on 0131 317 7227.
Helenvale: The Blackwood House
The Blackwood House
Beautiful. Connected. Accessible. Affordable.
Our new homes at Helenvale are two-bedroom properties with a generous open plan floor space around a central S-shape core of kitchen and bathroom, allowing for freedom of movement for any level of mobility.
The development is across two, three storey blocks, with lift access to all levels and access to shared gardens, raised beds and car parking on site. Integrated fire suppression systems provide peace of mind along with convenient lifts and mobility vehicle storage areas.
The Blackwood House design is further enhanced with bespoke and innovative home automation through our digital support system CleverCogs™ which promotes independent living.
Home automation allows tenants to take control of things like lighting via their CleverCogs™ device. CleverCogs™ gives a personalised easy to access platform to communicate with carers, family & friends, and access the internet.
Blackwood’s digital package is supported by our Innovations Team, giving digital skills training to make the most of the device.
You can learn more about CleverCogs here.
Wifi is fully integrated into the development and accessible to all tenants.
This development sets a new standard for accessible, connected, affordable and beautiful housing in Scotland providing homes that will adapt to tenants needs now and into the future.
Check out the videos and images below for more information about our pioneering new homes.
Moving Counter Tops
Voice Activated Blinds
CleverCogs Family and Friends
Pressalit Rail System
The Geberit Toilet System
CleverCogs tablet with various SOS devices
Please note these images are from a showhome and that all properties are unfurnished except for CleverCogs devices and various white goods.
The East End of Glasgow
Since the 2014 Commonwealth Games the East End of Glasgow has seen huge levels of regeneration in the form of new housing, local services, retail and leisure centres.
The area of Glasgow is widely serviced by first buses with regular services into the city centre and out into the East of Glasgow and beyond.
A taxi rank can also be found on the cross end of the Forge Shopping centre.
Thanks to the Forge shopping centre there are many shops and a cinema with all the latest releases! For groceries there is an ASDA, Tesco and Lidl all in close proximity to Helenvale. The Forge also connects to a retail park with more shops and restaurants.
Health and Leisure
Helenvale is close to many leisure facilities. Tollcross park is great for a stroll and hosts a swimming pool. The Emirates Arena Velodrome built for the Commonwealth Games is close by in Dalmarnock.
Parkhead cross also has Carnegie library bustling with activities and a good directory for local interests, events and social groups.
Close-by to the new development are a number of medical centres and many local pharmacies.