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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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Why we need more support for blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus crisis

Photo of Vicky (right) standing next to her husband (left) who is sat on a chair

Former Royal Blind School pupil, Vicky Haylott is a singer-songwriter and former music teacher, while her husband Robbie is a software engineer. They are both completely blind. The couple live in Dalkeith with their three children: Aiden, 14, who has no vision and attends the Royal Blind School, and seven-year-old twins, Blake and Freya, who are both sighted. They believe they are among many blind and partially sighted people who feel abandoned in the midst of the measures being taken to deal with the impact of coronavirus.

Posted: 15/04/2020

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LISTEN TO: How Royal Blind services are continuing during COVID-19

LISTEN TO: How Royal Blind services are continuing during COVID-19

Our Director of Services Hawys Kilday featured on RNIB Connect Radio recently.

Hawys speaks about how we are continuing to support our service users during the health crisis.

Posted: 10/04/2020 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People

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WATCH: Our urgent appeal for help

WATCH: Our urgent appeal for help

 

Nicola Dow, Deputy Manager at Royal Blind's care home Jenny's Well, is asking supporters to dig deep and support Royal Blind's urgent appeal if they can.

"Together with our care home in Edinburgh, we are going through roughly 200 face masks per day to care for our residents," Nicola says.

Watch Nicola's video to learn more.

Posted: 09/04/2020 | Care for Older People

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How are you staying fit?

How are you staying fit?

Ciaran, who is one of our young residents in our care services, has been taking part in regular exercises with Senior Care Worker Glenn.

Together the pair have been lifting weights, doing sit-ups and doing step exercises too!

Posted: 07/04/2020 | Education

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Care home residents enjoying tea parties, albeit at a distance

Care home residents enjoying tea parties, albeit at a distance

Social distanced tea parties are being introduced at a Royal Blind care home.

The return to tradition is helping our residents socialise during the coronavirus pandemic.

Seated four metres apart as an extra precaution, residents took their tea in groups of three at Jenny’s Well care home in Paisley on Thursday.

Posted: 05/04/2020 | Care for Older People

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