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43 Canaan Lane
Edinburgh
EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3104
Fax: 0131 447 9266
adultservices@royalblind.org

Forward Vision and Allermuir are part of Royal Blind, registered charity : SC017167

 

Adult Services Blog

Our blog keeps you updated about activities and news from Royal Blind's Adult Services. 

Time to raise awareness of Self-directed Support

Donald Macaskill delivering a speech

Dr Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care, blogs on the reform of health and social care and our joint research into Self-directed support.

Posted: 08/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care

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International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteer Development Manager James with volunteer Daichi

 

Volunteer Development Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded James Whyte, explains why volunteers are vital for the charity.

Posted: 05/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded

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Royal Blind partnering accessible rugby spectating for people with sight loss

Bilal at the rugby with the interactive braille diagram and volunteers

We are very excited at Royal Blind to be partnering with both Edinburgh Rugby and BAT’s – a socially inclusive rugby club in Edinburgh. We have joined together to test out ways of making spectating at rugby matches accessible for people who are vision impaired. 

Posted: 30/10/2019 | Education, Adult Services

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Forward Vision host Cranberry Tearoom Showstopper Special

Jan Thomson taste tests cake with fellow judge & Forward Vision resident Andrew

Forward Vision hosts a special Cranberry Tearoom with a showstopping cake competition!

Posted: 31/10/2018 | Adult Services

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Summer fun at Forward Vision barbecue

Teenager dressed as Where's Wally sits with family

Family, friends, residents and staff came together for an afternoon of good food, live music and chat at the Forward Vision annual summer barbecue.

Posted: 23/07/2018 | Adult Services

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Royal Blind statement in response to media reports about RNIB

Text says Royal Blind statement

Royal Blind is saddened in relation to recent media reports about an inquiry into abuse at RNIB care services in Coventry.

We wish to clarify however that we are a completely separate organisation to the RNIB. Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest visual impairment charity. We provide services in Scotland only. Our care services are consistently graded Good and Very Good by the Care Inspectorate.

Posted: 09/04/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care

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Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

WED 28 FEB - MON 5 MARCH - ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Closures

The Royal Blind School, Kidscene and our Scottish War Blinded centres remain closed for the rest of this week. Royal Blind's head office is also closed and staff are working from home. 

The Scottish War Blinded Linburn Centre will also be closed on Monday 5 March. 

Posted: 28/02/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Happy Birthday Allermuir! Service celebrates successful first year

Nathan sits in the garden

Staff and residents of Royal Blind’s home for vision impaired adults are celebrating the service’s first birthday.

Allermuir opened its doors to residents in August 2016 to provide a home for life for its four residents, following the success of its sister service for 17-25 year olds, Forward Vision. 

Posted: 29/08/2017 | Adult Services

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Allermuir rated 'very good' in first inspection report

Frankie plays in his bedroom at Allermuir

The Care Inspectorate has praised the ‘positive and happy atmosphere’ of Royal Blind’s new residential service after its first ever inspection of the home.

Posted: 08/08/2017 | Adult Services

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Welcome to new Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell!

Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have officially welcomed their new Chief Executive, Mark O’Donnell.

Posted: 04/07/2017 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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