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Read about the people that we support and the services that we provide on our blog. You can also find out about forthcoming events and ways to support us. 

'I feel secure': Proof Reader Jodie describes the impact of the Scottish Braille Press on her career

Jodie Renton

Scottish Braille Press employee Jodie Renton has told how securing a job at the organisation has caused her to grow in confidence after she previously struggled to find work due to her vision impairment.

Posted: 11/07/2018

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Communication is key at Learning Hub seminar

Teachers look at computer screen

Communication is an essential part of any school pupil’s day. Saying hello to friends in the morning, asking a teacher for help, or choosing what to have for lunch are just some of the ways that children express themselves throughout the day.

Posted: 04/07/2018 | Education

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‘Truly inclusive’: Kidscene – a parent’s perspective

Kidscene member Jessica

Any busy mum knows how difficult it is to get the right balance of work and childcare to achieve the very best care for your child, but for working mum Nadine Cassidy, Royal Blind has the perfect solution.

Posted: 04/07/2018 | Child Care

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Forth Rail Bridge Abseil: How I took on my fear of heights to raise money for Royal Blind

Caitlin and Garry stand side by side

By Caitlin Gould

I’ve always been a believer that when it comes to fundraising you should do something out of your comfort zone. That’s why I decided to take on my fear of heights by completing a 165ft abseil from the Forth Bridge.

Posted: 19/06/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Care Home Week: A Day in the Life at Jenny's Well

Stephanie (left) with resident Rita (right).

What does the day in the life of a Royal Blind specialist care home for older people like? Here’s a blog from Meaningful Activity Assistant, Stephanie Kirkwood from Jenny’s Well.

Posted: 11/06/2018 | Care for Older People

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Braeside’s Boogie Beats: Nursery and care home team up for songs and storytelling

Braeside House resident plays with nursery child

Youngsters from a local nursery dropped in on Braeside House residents this week to enjoy some singing, dancing and storytelling.

The care home hosted a special session of Boogie Beats with 10 children from CareBear Nursery.  

Posted: 19/04/2018 | Care for Older People

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Vote now and help the Royal Blind School win £45,000 for its Courtyards Project

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Royal Blind School pupils are calling for YOUR vote to secure £45,000 of National Lottery funding.

The Royal Blind School in Morningside, Edinburgh, is one of five groups in the East of Scotland in the running for a share of up to £150,000 of funding from the People’s Projects.

Posted: 16/04/2018 | Education

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Connor triumphs in Mini Kilomathon fundraiser

David and Connor smile at the finish line

A teenager with vision impairment has raised an amazing £600 for a Royal Blind School fundraising project by running a 2.62km circuit.

Posted: 11/04/2018 | Education

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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 School pupil takes on Kilomathon race

Connor runs with the help of David Paclencia

A teenager with vision impairment is preparing to take on a Kilomathon event to help raise money for his school.

Royal Blind School pupil Connor Simpson, aged 15, will take on the race at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on Sunday (8 April) with the help of his PE teacher.

Posted: 06/04/2018 | Education

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