Care at Home and Housing Support

Customer using CleverCogs

What makes us unique

Our care provision is enhanced with our bespoke digital system, CleverCogs.

CleverCogs is a digital system we provide to our customers with a touch screen home hub tablet device. We have installed nearly 100 of these devices in customers’ homes and our care homes across Scotland. They enable people to stay in touch with friends and family, even video chatting with them. They can catch up on their interests, access information they want to see and receive convenient reminders of any appointments, care visits or medication they need to take. It enables us to build a personailised care package around the individual taking into account both formal and informal care needs.

The system works across all aspects of an individual’s care, housing and support needs. Currently the system features Care Support, Safety Measures, Home Automation, Access to the Internet, Digital Inclusion as well as Health & Wellbeing.

CleverCogs will become a fully integrated element of our care service over the next year and become part of our unique, high quality services across Scotland.

For more information on CleverCogs you can speak to Blackwood's care teams on the links below or by selecting the preferred area on the map.

Bespoke personal training

“Mum’s 86. She will never be able to use that…” is something we hear often from relatives who doubt their loved one’s ability to manage technology. Time and time again, they have been shown to be wrong and astonished at just what is possible with the right kind of support. The system is designed to be extremely easy to use and very importantly the user decides what features go on their device. Our Digital Skills team work tirelessly to work with CleverCogs user to ensure they get the training and support they need.

An essential part of CleverCogs’ success is recognising that everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds. We’ve always been conscious of the fact that for many of our customers this will be their first time using any kind of computer. For this reason we tailor training sessions to a level that is comfortable for each individual.

Where we deliver care

Blackwood provides Care at Home and Housing Support in the following areas on the map or listed on the links below. Select your preferred area to view more information.

Care Inspectorate Rating

Please view our latest ratings from the Care Inspectorate:

Blackwood Care Inspectorate Grades [pdf] 124KB

 

 

Ways to Pay

Find out how you can pay for your care here -  Ways To Pay Your Care 609KB