Neighbourhood of the longer term to formally launch in Dundee

Area people occasion marks Blackwood’s impartial residing mannequin

INDEPENDENT residing specialist Blackwood is ready to formally launch its pioneering idea to rework future properties and neighbourhoods in Dundee this weekend.

The Blackwood Peoplehood Mission will develop a mannequin for impartial residing in three distinct Scottish neighbourhoods together with Charleston within the metropolis, permitting individuals to stay more healthy and happier for longer.

To mark the official launch, Blackwood is internet hosting a summer time occasion on twenty third July between 11am – 5pm at Alec Craigie Inexperienced. There will likely be a collection of actions, stay music & leisure and meals stalls.

On prime of this, there may even be stalls explaining what Peoplehood is and the way it will form the way forward for impartial residing within the space. Additionally it is hoped that the day will encourage extra locals to enroll as Peoplehood members to form the imaginative and prescient of the £12.5 million mission.

Fanchea Kelly, Chief Govt of Blackwood Housing and Care, stated: “Peoplehood will create a blueprint for more healthy, happier neighbourhoods that may be rolled out throughout Scotland and past.

“We stay up for participating with individuals within the neighbourhood on the summer time occasion to present them an opportunity to find out about Peoplehood and be taught from them what’s going to assist make more healthy happier neighbourhoods of the longer term and hopefully from this we’ll see many signal as much as assist the mission.

“There are already over 200 Peoplehood members throughout the three neighbourhoods [Glasgow, Buckie and Dundee] serving to us co-design services to assist individuals age properly and we’re searching for one other 800 to hitch us and create sensible locations collectively.

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“A number of the initiative being rolled out in Dundee embrace free tablets and connectivity for members to assist them get digital, whereas additionally delivering e-bikes, electrical automobiles and a bunch of apparatus and actions, all co-designed with individuals within the neighbourhood. We have now been delighted by the assist that the native council has given to the mission recognising the advantages it may deliver to Charleston and different neighbourhoods within the metropolis.”

One of many Peoplehood actions on the occasion would be the likelihood to strive your hand at a 3 gap demonstrator ‘golf course’ with the winner receiving the ‘Charleston Open’ trophy!

The co-design factor of Peoplehood is essential to ship outcomes that can really profit individuals in neighbourhoods specializing in creating age-friendly properties and locations, supported by cutting-edge applied sciences, making impartial residing achievable and sustainable as individuals get older, with protected out of doors areas to maintain bodily exercise.

The 9 associate organisations working with Blackwood on Peoplehood are:  College of Edinburgh; Canon Medical Analysis Europe; Carebuilder UK; CENSIS; Cisco Worldwide Ltd; Enterprise Hire-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 individuals and other people with disabilities.

Folks trying to be part of can discover extra data at www.blackwoodgroup.org.uk/peoplehood or by messaging: [email protected]

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