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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. 

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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Visit our Royal Blind Stand at the SECC Independent Living Scotland Event in October

Visit our Royal Blind Stand at the SECC Independent Living Scotland Event in October

Royal Blind (Stand H86) will exhibit at the Independent Living Scotland event on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 October 2015.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the services Royal Blind provides to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages across the UK in terms of education, care and employment including the Royal Blind School, Kidscene After-School and Holiday Club, Braeside House, Scottish Braille Press and Forward Vision.

Posted: 16/09/2015 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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