"Excellent service - staff are helpful, friendly and supportive." - Parent feedback 2017 


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


Residential care at Forward Vision

resident with carerWe offer a home for life for young adults at our Forward Vision service in the Morningside area of Edinburgh. Forward Vision provides 24-hour care to young adults with vision impairment and additional disabilities.

Forward Vision supports a transitional phase after finishing school, enabling young people to mix with their own age group and participate in tailor made activities.

Our focus is on encouraging greater independent living skills so that the young adults are able to participate fully in their daily life choices and in the running of their home.

The young adults that we support come from a range of special schools as well as from the Royal Blind School.

About Forward Vision

Forward Vision is a small, specialised service that was established in 2010 to provide support for young adults with a vision impairment and additional disabilities. The service was set up by managers from the Royal Blind School, who were finding that there was a lack of appropriate places for young blind disabled adults to go to when they left school.

We recognise that some young adults with disabilities who leave school will require ongoing adult support and are not able to live alone. Our service provides a supportive environment in which young people with vision impairment and additional support needs are given the extra time they often need to prepare for adult life.


We have three bungalows with 14 en-suite bedrooms that are laid out in a homely environment with a living room, a dining room and kitchen. Accommodation is based on the ground floor with wide corridors for easy navigation. Find out more about our facilities.

Our bungalows are called:
• Katrine House
• Lomond House
• Morlich House.

Each bungalow has a team of qualified and trained Residential Care Workers.  

Further adult services

When space allows, Forward Vision can also offer short breaks

We have an additional service for adults, Allermuir, which provides a home for life within the community for four adults. 

Make an enquiry

Our adult services are currently full. However, places may become available so please contact us to find out more and register interest.