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Q&A with Braeside House residents

Q&A with Braeside House residents

Braeside House residents have been enjoying the fresh spring air of the care home’s roof-top garden recently.

Residents like Jessie have been enjoying speaking with family members using iPads donated to our services.  Thank you again to everyone who has donated and supported the wellbeing of those in our care.

Posted: 09/06/2020 | Care for Older People

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Summer sun for care home residents

Summer sun for care home residents

It’s great to see residents at Jenny’s Well continuing to enjoy time outdoors with one-to-one support from our staff!

Click this blog to see pics of residents' time outside recently.

Posted: 08/06/2020 | Care for Older People

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Teacher climbs 3,276 steps for Royal Blind

Teacher climbs 3,276 steps for Royal Blind

Can you believe Pam Young's effort? The Royal Blind School teacher climbed her tenement's staircase 26 times in one day.

How do you think she felt the next day?

Posted: 08/06/2020 | Education

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Volunteers Week 2020

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Volunteers' Week is held between the 1st and 7th of June every year. It is the week in which we recognise volunteers and give thanks for the fantastic contribution that they make.

Posted: 01/06/2020

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Volunteer Week 2020

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Volunteers' Week is held between the 1st and 7th of June every year. It is the week in which we recognise volunteers and give thanks for the fantastic contribution that they make.

Posted: 01/06/2020 | Scottish War Blinded

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Watch our Q & A With Professor Jason Leitch

Zoom call screenshot with Mark and Jason

It's with great pleasure that we broadcast our Q & A with the National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch.

Hosted by our CEO Mark O'Donnell, Jason addresses questions posed by members of our community which are most important to them under the current circumstances.

Posted: 21/05/2020

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We're taking your questions for Professor Jason Leitch

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Next week we will be broadcasting a Q & A with Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director at the Scottish Government around the COVID-19 outbreak and government guidance.

Posted: 14/05/2020

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Glasgow Class, Royal Blind School: Lockdown Blog

Zoom call screenshot with teachers and Glasgow class

Since the school closed because of Covid-19, our fantastic staff members have been working extremely hard to get pupils and their family members set up at home with the things they need to continue their learning.

Through the use of video calling and online resources, our pupils have been continuing to learn subjects such as Maths, English, Independent Living Skills, Mobility and Music. 

In this blog, pupils from Glasgow class - Joe Carberry, Andrew Pettigrew, Connor Simpson and Namarra - share their top tips for how to cope during lockdown, as well as share what they have been getting up to to home.

Posted: 11/05/2020 | Education

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Sun & ice creams for care home residents

Sun & ice creams for care home residents

Residents at Royal Blind's care homes are taking advantage of the lovely spring weather while social distancing measures continue.

Braeside House residents enjoyed some delicious choc-ice ice creams last week,  while Jenny’s Well residents went for strolls around the care home grounds.

Care staff are following social distancing procedures to ensure residents safety.

Posted: 26/04/2020 | Care for Older People

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Visors helping keep residents and staff safe

Janet Bauld, Sarah Wood, Katrina Valente from Forward Vision's Katrine team

Royal Blind has been working with a community hero to get additional personal protective equipment for staff.

Transparent visors are being used to reduce the risk posed by coughs at Forward Vision — Royal Blind’s residential service for adults with a visual impairment and additional disabilities.

Posted: 17/04/2020 | Adult Services

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