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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. 

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

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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

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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

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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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Parents praise 'excellent' Forward Vision in latest Care Inspectorate inspection

Resident laughs near water feature

Parents and carers of Forward Vision residents have praised the service as 'excellent' during an inspection. 

Posted: 27/06/2017 | Adult Services

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Royal Blind bids fond farewell to Chief Executive Richard Hellewell

Richard rides a bike with a pupil

Royal Blind today bids a fond farewell to Chief Executive Richard Hellewell who is retiring after 10 years at the helm.

Posted: 30/06/2017 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care

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Royal Blind School pupils and young adults from Forward Vision collect clothing and raise funds to support refugee crisis in Europe

Royal Blind School pupils and young adults from Forward Vision collect clothing and raise funds to support refugee crisis in Europe

Pupils from the Royal Blind School and young adults from Forward Vision have responded to the present refugee crisis in Europe by collecting funds as well as donating toys, bedding and clothing.

By July 2015, over 438,000 refugees had claimed asylum in Europe compared to 571,000 for the whole of 2014. The conflict in Syria is the biggest driver of migration as well as continued violence in Afghanistan and poverty in Kosovo.

Posted: 21/09/2015 | Education, Adult Services

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Royal Blind School Scouts present MSP with Youth Advocacy Award

Two scouts present David with a certificate

Scouts from the Royal Blind School’s 77th Braid have presented a local MSP with an award during a parents evening. 

Posted: 28/06/2017 | Education, 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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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

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