Blackwood Homes and Care

Charity registered in Scotland SC007658

Blackwood Homes and Care was founded in 1972 by Dr Margaret Blackwood MBE, a campaigner for the rights and independence of disabled people. We deliver our vision of helping people live their life to the full in the pioneering spirit of Dr Blackwood by providing high quality housing, care and support for disabled people of all ages, with over 1500 homes across all 29 mainland local authorities.

Current opportunity

Digital Buddies will combine befriending with digital literacy, so your role will include: Helping people set up their new devices. Using video calls and messaging apps, accessing online learning opportunities. Explaining how to stay safe online. Helping to problem solve where you don’t know the answer yourself. Enjoying a chat with people to find some common interests and build a rapport quickly. Helping people to find online resources that match their interests. Support sessions with learners usually take place in person, once or twice a week, so 45-60 minutes is usually enough time to make progress. Reporting on progress made and encouraging learners to provide feedback on sessions.