Leading charity scores two new contracts

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Blackwood Chief Executive Fanchea Kelly was also delighted with the housing support services report
Blackwood Chief Executive Fanchea Kelly was also delighted with the housing support services report

One of Scotland’s housing and care providers has secured a new contract with South Ayrshire Council.

 

Blackwood has taken over the role of Housing Support Services for two supported complexes in Ayr, Orchard Court and Hamilton House.

 

The charity has signed an initial three year contract with the possibility of a two year extension that will see Blackwood provide care to over 60 people, 7 days a week.

 

The Housing Support at both complexes were previously managed by West Housing Association who provide quality homes at affordable rents in Glasgow and throughout the West of Scotland including mainstream, sheltered and amenity housing.

 

Staff from West of Scotland Housing Association will also remain on board and join the Blackwood team.

 

Irene Morrison, Service Manager at St Leonards Court in Ayr will take on the responsibility of managing the new services and believes the move will provide enhanced levels of care for service users.

 

She said: “I’m delighted to be managing the new services and very much looking forward to helping to expand our care and support.

 

“2015 is set to be a pivotal year for Blackwood furthering its objectives and striving for care innovation – and this is a great opportunity to show that.

 

Fanchea Kelly, Chief Executive at Blackwood is also delighted with the contract wins and hopes for continued expansion.

 

She said: “At Blackwood we always strive to achieve the best results and the best provisions of care.

“At the heart of Blackwood are the people, and the feedback from them is what lets us know how we can improve and adapt our service.

“Our new contract success is just another example of our commitment and dedication to expanding our care provisions across the country.”

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