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


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Braeside House win at Scottish Care Awards

Pat Gibson with her award and balloons

Press Release

A senior carer at Royal Blind’s care home for older people, Braeside House in Liberton has won a coveted award at the Scottish Care Awards.


Call for action as people with sight loss miss out on Self-directed Support

A resident and carer choosing fruit from a plate

Press Release | 07/11/2019

Research by Scotland’s biggest sight loss charity Royal Blind has revealed low awareness among blind and partially sighted people of the Scottish Government’s flagship social care policy.


Charity concern over rising attainment gap for blind and partially sighted pupils

Pupil and teacher in a classroom at the Royal Blind School

Press Release | 25/02/2020

Today Royal Blind has raised concerns over new figures which show a widening gap for pupils with visual impairment progressing to positive destinations compared to pupils without additional support needs.  The Scottish Government’s new figures on leaver destinations published today show that there has been a decrease in the number of pupils with visual impairment who progress to higher education, training or employment. 


Forward Vision enters ‘Care Home Idol’ with a Christmas classic

Forward Vision enters ‘Care Home Idol’ with a Christmas classic

Press Release | 07/01/2015

The young adults at Forward Vision in Edinburgh have recorded their very own Christmas musical classic – and they need votes to help win the ‘Care Home Idols’ trophy for 2014.


Intrepid charity champions to take on 26-mile mountain trek challenge

Ciara and family on the beach

Press Release | 17/06/2016

A mum-of-two will trek the length of a marathon through some of Scotland’s toughest terrain in just 12 hours to raise money for the charity that cares for her daughter.


New home for blind and partially sighted adults rated ‘Very Good’ in first inspection

Frankie plays in his bedroom at Allermuir

Press Release | 30/08/2017

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


New service Allermuir opens its doors to residents

Allermuir exterior

Press Release | 29/08/2016

A brand new service for visually impaired adults with complex needs has opened its doors to residents.


New service for visually impaired adults officially opened in Edinburgh

Nathan and MSP Neil Findlay

Press Release | 07/11/2016

A ribbon cutting ceremony has marked the official opening of a new residence for visually impaired adults with complex needs.


New study finds people left to cope alone with emotional impact of sight loss

Picture of Kirin Saeed

Press Release | 22/12/2019

The mental health problems that arise from sight loss are too often sidelined, leaving people to cope with depression and anxiety on their own according to a major new study published today. Sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on people’s lives, with fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression having an impact. 


Royal Blind Expands Adult Services in Edinburgh

Royal Blind Expands Adult Services in Edinburgh

Press Release | 28/03/2016

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation is expanding its services for adults with the development of a new residence providing community-based supported living in Edinburgh.