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

Are you tech-savvy and passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Join Peoplehood's Digital Buddy Volunteer Programme and empower older adults to embrace digital technology! As more services move online, older adults are at risk of being left behind, but it needn't be that way. As a Digital Buddy Volunteer, you'll bridge the gap and create lasting connections with older people seeking to learn new digital skills. Your patience and expertise will inspire learners to use smartphones, tablets, social media, and more! You'll also introduce learners to Blackwood's innovative system, Clevercogs, which makes it easy for absolute beginners to get online and start exploring technology. Your digital skills are invaluable! Whether you're a digital skills professional or just a patient digital enthusiast, you have something extraordinary to offer. Teach older adults the basics of email, online shopping, video calls with loved ones, and so much more. With your guidance, they'll be navigating the digital world like pros in no time! It's not just about teaching digital skills; it's about building relationships. Our Digital Buddy Volunteer Programme encourages genuine connections between generations. Share stories, learn from their experiences, and discover a newfound appreciation for the wisdom of our seniors. Becoming a Digital Buddy Volunteer is easy and rewarding. Fill in your application and we'll arrange a chat to learn more about your digital skills, your passion for helping others, and your availability.