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Braeside House Inspection Report

Braeside House resident with relative

We are delighted that Braeside House has received an excellent report from the Care Inspectorate.

Posted: 19/12/2014 | Care for Older People


The Forward Vision Christmas Music Video

Amanda singing at a Forward Vision workshop

Forget Slade, Wham and those tired old yuletide tracks. This year, Forward Vision's young adults have made their very own Christmas musical classic - and it needs your votes!

Posted: 18/12/2014 | Adult Services


The Christmas Book of Crazy Poetry

Andrew Pettigrew reading a poem in Braille.

Royal Blind School pupil and author Andrew Pettigrew sends a thank you message to all those who made a donation for his book of poems and helped raise funds for tackling Ebola in West Africa.

Posted: 18/12/2014 | Education


Overseas visit for Royal Blind School

Overseas visit for Royal Blind School

A visit from an overseas student highlights the importance of the outreach work being done by the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 17/12/2014 | Education


The Kidscene Christmas singalong

Musicians playing at the Kidscene singalong.

The show must go on, as they say, so this week's stormy weather didn't stop Kidscene's annual Christmas singalong in the sensory garden: it just moved it indoors!

Posted: 12/12/2014 | Child Care


A Musical Christmas

Matthew Goode with Nordoff Robbins therapist and Nina Nesbitt

Royal Blind’s Christmas celebrations kicked off last week with a concert hosted together with Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

Posted: 10/12/2014 | Education


Forward Vision at Community Care Live 2014

Julie and Camila Batmanghelidjh

Forward Vision and Kidscene's Care Services Manager, Julie Jamieson, met well-known author and charity leader Camila Batmanghelidjh recently at a major community care conference in London.

Posted: 09/12/2014 | Adult Services


Allsorts at Braeside House!

The Allsorts, singing at Braeside House

With their liquorice-allsort themed scarves, this troupe of female singers don't just sing sweetly, they dress the part too.

Posted: 09/12/2014 | Care for Older People


The Royal Blind School's Royal Opening

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester

The Royal Blind School celebrated a historic day when our Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, officially opened the £4.5 million re-developed school building in Morningside on Thursday 27 November.

Posted: 03/12/2014 | Education