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 – 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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Blythswood Update – June 17th 2020

Daniel Centre Alix has taken over from Titi as cook.  One resident, another Alix, is worked off his feet in a courier service, but no resident has lost his job because of the lockdown. Ciprian had been suicidal but is now recovering with psychiatric counselling.  István wants to quit his job rather than get up […]

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Blythswood Update – June 3rd 2020

Daniel Centre The lockdown restrictions have eased in Romania over the past days. Please remember the young men of the Daniel Centre in your prayers. Some have lost their jobs due to the crisis.  Some will be returning to work in the days ahead and one young man has a job interview. Alex, himself abandoned […]

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Blythswood Update – May 13th 2020

Daniel Centre Romania moves from a military state of emergency to a state of alert on 15th May, with deaths still contained at under 1000 for the country.  Alix and István still work and keep to their own rooms when back at the house, but no Covid 19 testing in place poses problems for the […]

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Blythswood Update – May 1st 2020

Daniel Centre Three of the young men at the Centre have now been allowed to go back to work; István at the supermarket, who had had pneumonia, tested negative for Covid 19. Danny, the staff member currently doing his two weeks supervising the young men, expected to be Covid-tested before this present stint but local […]

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Blythswood Update – April 15th 2020

Daniel Centre The money previously assigned for the refurbishment of the large depot in Cluj has had to be temporarily re-directed to Blythswood in Deephaven to maintain essential services, including the food banks, across a wider spectrum of Blythswood projects which are currently in lockdown. The Daniel Centre is in complete lockdown which means that […]

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