Neighbourhood of the long run to formally launch in Glasgow

Local people occasion marks Blackwood’s unbiased dwelling mannequin

INDEPENDENT dwelling specialist Blackwood is about to formally launch its pioneering idea to rework future houses and communities in Glasgow this weekend.

The Blackwood Peoplehood Undertaking will develop a future-proof mannequin for unbiased dwelling in three distinct Scottish neighbourhoods together with Cardonald within the metropolis, permitting folks to dwell more healthy and happier for longer.

To mark the official launch, Blackwood is internet hosting a summer time honest on 6th August between 11am – 5pm on the Midway Neighborhood Park. There will likely be a collection of actions, dwell music & leisure and meals stalls.

On prime of this, there may also be stalls explaining what Peoplehood is and the way it will form the way forward for unbiased dwelling within the space. It is usually hoped that the day will encourage folks to enroll to be members to form the imaginative and prescient of the £12.5 million challenge.

Fanchea Kelly, Chief Govt of Blackwood Housing and Care, stated: “Peoplehood hopes to create a blueprint for welcoming communities.

“We sit up for bringing collectively the folks within the neighbourhood on the summer time honest occasion to offer them an opportunity to be taught in regards to the challenge and what points could be helpful – and hopefully from this we’ll see many signal as much as help the programme.

“There are already 200 members throughout the three communities [Glasgow, Buckie and Dundee], with ambitions to draw an additional 800 folks.  

“Among the initiatives being rolled out in Glasgow embrace free tablets and Wi-Fi for individuals to assist them get digitally linked, whereas additionally delivering e-bikes, electrical automobiles and a bunch of apparatus and actions, all in line with native demand.”

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The challenge will embrace a component of co-design in a bid to ship outcomes that may truly profit folks in Cardonald specializing in creating age-friendly houses, supported by cutting-edge applied sciences, making unbiased dwelling achievable and sustainable as folks get older, with protected out of doors areas to maintain bodily actions.

Detailed analysis was carried out to determine the three areas and Cardonald was chosen as it’s best suited to discover the event of an built-in group.

The 9 companion organisations working with Blackwood on Peoplehood are:  College of Edinburgh; Canon Medical Analysis Europe; Carebuilder UK; CENSIS; Cisco Worldwide Ltd; Enterprise Lease-a-Automobile UK; Lewis & Hickey Architects; Mydex CIC and The DataLab.

Blackwood pioneers know-how innovation within the social housing sector. It operates greater than 1500 properties throughout 29 native authorities. The charity has already constructed two developments of tech-smart ‘Blackwood Properties’ in Glasgow and Dundee which use a “CleverCogs” digital system to make life simpler for older folks and other people with disabilities.

Individuals trying to be part of can discover extra info at or by messaging: [email protected]