Royal Blind to Construct New Care Home for Visually Impaired Older People in the West of Scotland

Posted: 12/08/2015 | Care for Older People,

Royal Blind will construct a new care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley.

The new 54 bedroom nursing home in Paisley, located on the corner of Hawkhead Road and Barrhead Road, will provide the same high level of nursing care for older people with visual impairments in the West of Scotland that the charity provides at Braeside House in Edinburgh.

Braeside House is currently the only nursing home in Scotland that specialises in caring for visually impaired older people. Braeside House staff have a wealth of experience supporting people who are blind or partially sighted as well as those with additional health needs.

The new nursing home in Paisley will accept private and social work funded places. Construction is due to commence in January 2016 and the care home is planned to open in mid-2017.

On the same site, alongside the care home Royal Blind’s sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, will construct a construct a rehabilitation and activities centre for veterans of the Armed Forces who have a visual impairment. Scottish War Blinded supports veterans who have a visual impairment sustained either in conflict or subsequently to their service.

It is expected that the new care home and centre for veterans of the armed forces with sight loss will create around 100 new jobs.

Richard Hellewell, Chief Executive of Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded said:

“We are excited to be moving forward with these two new developments in Paisley. This will be the first time that our two charities have located services side by side. We look forward to being able to provide more support to people in the West of Scotland with visual impairment through our new care home and the veterans’ centre.”