"The living, bathing and bedroom areas were well designed and well equipped to accommodate young adults with physical disability and sensory impairment." - Care Inspectorate 2015 


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


Our Facilities

Located in Edinburgh, we offer specially adapted, peaceful homely environments with 24 hour care.

Allermuir bedroom with bed, bedside tables, armchair and toysA home from home

Allermuir and each of the three Forward Vision bungalows are equipped with:

• Comfortable sitting room
• Fully fitted kitchen with specialist equipment for blind people
• Single bedrooms, which we encourage to be personalised
• En-suite bathroom facilities with rise and fall sinks, jacuzzi/spa baths and wet floor shower rooms.

Fully adapted for people with disabilities

The facilities have been specially adapted to support people with a vision impairment and other disabilities. We have:

• Overhead tracking hoists and mobile hoists
• Height adjustable beds
• Rise and fall dining table
• Guide rails from bedrooms to living area
• Wide corridors.

The facilities in Forward Vision are all located on one floor. Allermuir has bedrooms upstairs with a large lift that accommodates a wheelchair. 

Forward Vision

Forward Vision is located in Morningside, a quiet area in Edinburgh with local access to a number of shops and community activities. We are on main bus routes into central Edinburgh. Buses 11, 15 and 16 go from Princes Street.

We are located on the same campus as the Royal Blind School, although we have our own entrance and grounds.

Forward Vision has a trampoline and barbeque in the grounds and has easy access to the Royal Blind School’s hydrotherapy pool and sensory garden.

Find out more about Forward Vision's residential care and short breaks


Allermuir (bedroom pictured above) is located in the Inch, a residential area a mile away from Cameron Toll shopping centre. It is in a peaceful setting adjacent to picturesque parkland with views of Arthur’s Seat. There is a private garden. The house is located on two floors with a large lift.

Allermuir was fully refurbished and customised to the needs of our residents in 2016.

Buses 3, 24, 30 and 37 go from Princes Street.

Find out more about Allermuir