Royal Blind Adult Services

43 Canaan Lane
EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3104
Fax: 0131 447 9266

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. 

Service Spotlight: Forward Vision

Service Spotlight: Forward Vision

Founded in 1793, Royal Blind is a national charity providing education, care and employment for blind and visually impaired people throughout their lifetime.We provide education and care for children with services like Kidscene, the Royal Blind School, and all the way through to care for older people at Braeside House. But one crucial life stage we also have covered is support and care for young adults.

Posted: 26/02/2014 | Adult Services


Royal Blind’s European Theatre Project

A Forward Vision resident taking part in the weekly music group

The world of the theatre and performing arts enriches the lives of millions throughout the world. Staff from Royal Blind are engaging with professional groups throughout Europe in a unique project to bring theatre and performance into the world of adults with Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairment (MDVI).


Posted: 30/04/2014 | Education, Adult Services


Forward Vision at T in the Park

T in the Park Stage


When staff at Forward Vision heard that T in the Park tickets for 2014 were going on sale we stopped to think if the young adults would enjoy it, then joined the long telephone queue!

Posted: 01/08/2014 | Adult Services


Forward Vision's Tearoom a Big Success

cupcakes at Cranberry Tearoom

The coming of the chilly Autumn weather offers a great excuse to get stuck into afternoon tea and tasty home baking – so there were plenty of cakes and cuppas consumed at Forward Vision’s latest Cranberry Tearoom.

Posted: 01/10/2014 | Adult Services


Forward Vision at Community Care Live 2014

Julie and Camila Batmanghelidjh

Forward Vision and Kidscene's Care Services Manager, Julie Jamieson, met well-known author and charity leader Camila Batmanghelidjh recently at a major community care conference in London.

Posted: 09/12/2014 | Adult Services


The Forward Vision Christmas Music Video

Amanda singing at a Forward Vision workshop

Forget Slade, Wham and those tired old yuletide tracks. This year, Forward Vision's young adults have made their very own Christmas musical classic - and it needs your votes!

Posted: 18/12/2014 | Adult Services


Forward Vision come third in music contest

Forward Vision come third in music contest

Congratulations to Forward Vision who won third place in the UK wide 'Care Home Idols' music competition.

Posted: 02/02/2015 | Adult Services


Greg Renton Enjoys Respite Care at Forward Vision

Greg Renton, young adult at Forward Vision

21 year old Greg Renton is registered blind, has learning difficulties and uses a wheelchair. He enjoys short breaks at Forward Vision to socialise and participate in activities. It also gives his parents respite.

Posted: 18/02/2015 | Adult Services


Dark and Light: a poem by Forward Vision's Brenda Archibald

Brenda Archibald portrait

Forward Vision staff member Brenda Archibald took pen to paper and wrote the poem below after being inspired by the young adults she works with. Brilliant stuff, thanks Brenda!

Posted: 22/06/2015 | Adult Services


Forward Vision's barbecue is a Hawaiian sizzler

Forward Vision's barbecue is a Hawaiian sizzler

The garden at Forward Vision was looking particularly colourful this month when everyone gathered in gaudy shirts and flower garlands to enjoy a Hawaiian themed summer barbecue.

Posted: 22/07/2015 | Adult Services