Regulation and Inspection

Blackwood is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) as a non-profit making registered charity (number SC007658).

Scottish Housing Regulator

Blackwood is a Registered Social Landlord with the independent regulator of all social landlords and council housing services in Scotland.

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) completes an annual regulatory risk assessment to decide which level of engagement it will have with each Registered Social Landlord. Landlords can be assessed as one of three broad categories of engagement:

·       Compliant

·       Non-compliant – working towards compliance

·       Non-compliant – statutory action

The SHR publishes an engagement plan for each landlord that explains the landlord’s regulatory profile and sets out how SHR will engage with the organisation. 

Blackwood’s engagement status is currently compliant but is under review as of March 2024 and our current Engagement Plan can be found  here

Blackwood is working openly and constructively with the Regulator to provide all the information requested with regards to our current Engagement Plan and will continue to work with them to update our regulatory status.

You can read more about the Regulator and our performance here.

Annual Return on Charter 

Our most recent Annual Return on Charter 2022/23 submission to the Scottish Housing Regulator can be found here

Annual Assurance Statement

Our Annual assurance Statement 2023 to the Scottish Housing Regulator can be found here

Care Inspectorate

We are also registered with the Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s independent scrutiny and improvement body for all care services.  We have care services in locations across Scotland that are all regularly inspected.  This ensures that the quality of our services meets the National Health and Social Care Standards and provides the best possible support to each individual customer.  We consistently achieve ‘Very Good’ grades across our care homes and housing support and care at home services.

You can read more about our latest inspections by searching for Blackwood Homes and Care on the Care Inspectorate website:

Duty of Candour

Our annual Duty of Candour 2023/24 document can be viewed here