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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. 

Teenager goes blindfolded for eight hours to raise money for Royal Blind Week

Anneliese Smith wears a blindfold and plays with lego

Teenager Anneliese Smith has raised nearly £100 for Royal Blind by wearing a blindfold for eight hours to support Royal Blind Week.

Posted: 23/02/2017

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Information Day - New services in Paisley

Hawkhead Centre

Come along to our Information Day about the Royal Blind Jenny's Well Care Home and the Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre. Find out from our staff about the new services that are opening and about job opportunities. 

Posted: 17/02/2017 | Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded

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Forward Vision named as runner up in Care Home Idol competition

Forward Vision named as runner up in Care Home Idol competition

Congratulations to Forward Vision have been named runner up in the UK-wide Care Home Idol music competition.

A group of young adults starred in a festive music video filmed at one of their regular music workshops in December.

Posted: 14/02/2017 | Education

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Braille exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

Braille exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament played host to an exhibition on the history of the Scottish Braille Press. 

MSPs, including convener Stewart McMillan, and representatives of visual impairment organisations attended the Cross-Party Group on Visual Impairment on Tuesday.

Posted: 09/02/2017

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Waiting list now open for Jenny's Well

portrait of resident

A waiting list is now open for Jenny's Well, a new care home that is being purpose built for visually impaired older people in Paisley. 

Posted: 02/02/2017 | Care for Older People

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Braeside House residents have their say on new Paisley care home

Braeside House residents have their say on new Paisley care home

Residents of Royal Blind’s Edinburgh care home for older people have been giving their tips on putting the finishing touches to a brand new service under construction in the West of Scotland.

Posted: 01/02/2017 | Care for Older People

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The Royal Blind School pulls out all the stops for a traditional Burns Lunch

Staff member Michelle with pupil, Luke.

The Royal Blind School celebrated our National Bard in the traditional style by hosting their own Burns Lunch, complete with haggis, bagpipes, and Scotland’s ‘other’ national drink!

Posted: 30/01/2017 | Education

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Happy 5th Birthday Kidscene!

Happy 5th Birthday Kidscene!

Magic tricks, animal encounters and party games were among the ways members of Royal Blind’s after school club celebrated its fifth birthday!

Posted: 25/01/2017 | Child Care

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Get ready for Royal Blind Week!

A woman guides her colleague who is wearing a blindfold and royal blind t-shirt

Our annual fundraising and awareness week is back for 2017. Running from 20 – 26 February, there are plenty of ways to get involved and show your support for Royal Blind! 

Posted: 19/01/2017

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Forward Vision release Christmas music video - 'Is it Nearly Christmas Time?'

Forward Vision Christmas Music Video

Young adults and staff from Royal Blind’s Forward Vision service are celebrating the festive season by creating their very own Chistmas classic.

Posted: 14/12/2016 | Adult Services

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