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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


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


Forward Vision named as runner up in Care Home Idol competition

Forward Vision resident and staff perform song near christmas tree

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


Braille exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

Woman demonstrates historic braille equipment

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


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


Braeside House residents have their say on new Paisley care home

Jenny's Well care home exterior

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