Blythswood

Since 1966, Blythswood Care has combined the Christian message with practical help for those in need. Whether through filled shoeboxes at Christmas, relief and development aid or social projects for young and old, Blythswood brings hope to thousands in Europe, Africa and Asia. Blythswood is committed to long-term care projects in Romania, enabling disadvantaged children and young people fulfil their potential. With the support of people like you, Blythswood provides loving care for body and soul.


Blythswood Update – December 3rd 2020

Daniel Centre The number of Covid-19 is levelling off in Cluj and a total lockdown may be averted, but 66 out of 68 residents at their church’s FEBE old folk’s nursing home have been affected by the virus and two have died.  Most of the staff are self-isolating but asymptomatic. Cipri is still struggling with […]

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Blythswood Update – November 18th 2020

Daniel Centre Finding jobs are more difficult with Covid-19 now at 10,000 new cases a day.  Alix has had one anger counselling online session.  Cipri has found a job but needs more health testing first.  André should start soon. Istvan’s return to the Centre is on hold till he displays more motivation.  Daniel is doing […]

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Blythswood Update – November 04th 2020

Daniel Centre Alix would now like to receive anger counselling before he can find a place to rent for himself.  Cipri has developed a fever and was to be tested for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning.  André, who shares a unit with him in the Centre is finding it hard to self-isolate. Istvan wants to come […]

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Blythswood Update – October 14th 2020

Daniel Centre Alix is still looking for a place to rent to move out from the Centre.  Cipri still struggles with diabetes but stubbornly  refuses treatment.  André is still looking for a job but the employment situation at the moment is very difficult. Daniel who quit his job to attend school is doing well and […]

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Blythswood Update – September 30th 2020

Daniel Centre Alix, with his new security company job, has improved in attitude, and is now positive about leaving the Centre in a month to rent for himself.  Cipri struggles and takes days off work, refusing treatment for his diabetes.  André lost his new job, not reporting on time to sign his contract. Daniel has […]

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Blythswood Update – September 15th 2020

Daniel Centre When residents are first accepted by the Daniel Centre, they are given a 6 or 9 month contract.  These contracts are then renewed as necessary according to the needs and attitudes of the individual residents István, Soreen and Alix are now, willingly or unwillingly, coming to the end of their time there and […]

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Blythswood Update – September 1st 2020

Daniel Centre Most residents come from the Child Protection services in the area around Cluj.  The Centre takes residents who are borderline emotional cases, one of the few institutions taking young people in this category.  The Centre has now had about 120 residents over its 20-year existence.  The big majority of those have left with […]

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Blythswood Update – August 19th 2020

Daniel Centre István is still somewhat disconnected from reality.  The new Alix now has a gas station job.  Cipri is physically more stable and profiting from psychiatric help.  The brothers Daniel and Gaby have good jobs but unhappy with them – Daniel wants to continue High School studies.  The old Alix is on a 2-month […]

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Blythswood Update – August 1st 2020

Daniel Centre Two weeks ago was the first time for the Daniel Centre to have all their lads in employment.  István has since resigned his job at Carrefour as he was under pressure for being too slow.  A new lad, Alix, has since joined the Centre and is not yet in work.  Cipri has started […]

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Blythswood Update – July 7th 2020

Daniel Centre The 5-year licensing is in progress but is usually quite a bureaucratic process. The residents have been generally in better form over the past few weeks.  Dani meets them more on an individual basis because of the Covid restrictions. Negotiating goes on with the local council as the Daniel Centre refurbishes one property […]

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