The Blackwood Foundation is a UK based charity that helps disabled people of all ages to live more independently and improve their quality of life. Our main focus is on the design and technology that helps disabled people live their lives to the full.
With over 1600 properties, 4 care homes and over 350 employees, Blackwood works in 29 out of 32 local authorities across Scotland.
Blackwood engage in research as well as practical projects that support independence. Our research to date has found that elderly and disabled people want to be involved in this process. It found that many independent living products are poorly designed. People want equipment and services to fit with their life choices.