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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. 

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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The Scottish Braille Press has moved!

Braille Press employee records speech

Today marks a historic day for the Scottish Braille Press as it opens the doors to its brand new state-of-the-art premises.

Posted: 26/03/2018

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Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

WED 28 FEB - MON 5 MARCH - ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Closures

The Royal Blind School, Kidscene and our Scottish War Blinded centres remain closed for the rest of this week. Royal Blind's head office is also closed and staff are working from home. 

The Scottish War Blinded Linburn Centre will also be closed on Monday 5 March. 

Posted: 28/02/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Our new policy function

John Swinney MSP talks to a pupil during a visit to the Royal Blind School

Our new policy function

By Richard Baker, Policy Manager

With the number of people living with sight loss in Scotland expected to double by 2050 in line with population ageing, it is more important than ever to ensure that the challenges facing vision impaired people are taken into account by politicians and other decision makers. 

Posted: 14/02/2018

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Clowning around: Dr Mousse and Dr Cous Cous visit Royal Blind School

Pupil smiles at camera as clown plays instrument
The Clowndoctors paid a visit to the Royal Blind School to entertain pupils with songs, games and lots of laughter. 

Dr Mousse and Dr Cous Cous dropped in on classes throughout the day on Wednesday. 

Posted: 31/01/2018 | Education

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Braeside House residents create their Playlists for Life

Staff hold Playlist for Life plaque

Music is a powerful force. It can affect the way we think and the way we move. It can also bring back treasured memories, and this is why staff at Braeside House have joined forces with Playlist for Life (PFL), a charity which supports the creation of personal playlists to enhance memories in people with dementia.

Posted: 04/01/2018 | Care for Older People

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