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Royal Blind Awarded Department For Work And Pensions Disability Symbol

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Royal Blind Awarded The Double Tick

Royal Blind is delighted to have been awarded the Department of Work and Pension’s Disability Symbol, or “double tick”.

The Disability Symbol was introduced in 1990 and has been developed to allow employers to demonstrate their commitment to good practice in employing and retaining disabled people, as well as enabling disabled jobseekers to know which employers will be positive about their disability or health condition.

Posted: 30/08/2013

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Service Spotlight: Kidscene

Service Spotlight: Kidscene

Founded in 1793, Royal Blind is a national charity providing education, care and employment for blind and visually impaired people throughout their lifetime.

We provide education and care for children with services like the Royal Blind School and after school care through Kidscene.

Posted: 29/08/2013 | Child Care

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Pipe Band Double Act Drums-Up Donations!

Pipe Band Double Act Drums-Up Donations!

Edinburgh’s Rose Street turned into a musical mayhem last week, as two renowned pipe bands teamed up to march through the infamous pub hub for Royal Blind.

Adding to the renowned Fringe atmosphere, Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band joined forces with The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band, which is Canada’s oldest Civilian Pipe Band, to raise funds for our services.

Fringe-goers could hear the recognisable roar of the bagpipes and drums from the 50-strong band, whilst they enjoyed a pint in Rose Street, known for its array of bars.

Posted: 26/08/2013

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Re-Development Project Begins At The Royal Blind School Canaan Lane Campus

Re-Development Project Begins At The Royal Blind School Canaan Lane Campus

The Royal Blind School campus at Canaan Lane has begun a re-development programme that will enable all pupils at the Royal Blind School to be cared for and educated there by Summer 2014.

A new multi-use games area for children with disabilities is currently being built and classrooms will be refurbished to host a range of subjects including music, art, home economics, science, computing, mathematics and craft, design and technology. A new flat for relatives will enable pupils to be with their family during assessments or illness, and will be particularly useful for those whose parents live further afield.

Posted: 13/08/2013

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Rabbie’s Girls Comes To Town!

Rabbie’s Girls Comes To Town!

Royal Blind’s much-loved event ‘Rabbie’s Girls’ is a unique and hugely entertaining Burns Night, just for ladies. It’s the perfect way to shake off the January Blues and help raise funds for a fantastic Scottish charity.

Rabbie’s Girls is taking place at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh on Friday 31st January 2014 and is being hosted by the hilarious comedienne Jo Caulfield (star of TV’s ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’).

Posted: 07/08/2013

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Local MP Visits Scottish Braille Press

Local MP Visits Scottish Braille Press

Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, visited the Scottish Braille Press to have a tour of the premises and meet the staff. The MP showed a keen interest in the commercial and charitable aspects of the businesses.

He is also supportive of the role that the Scottish Braille Press plays in providing employment for disabled people. In the last year, the number of disabled employees at the Scottish Braille Press increased by 25% and now totals 26.

Posted: 06/08/2013

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Reasons Why You Should Run For Royal Blind!

Reasons Why You Should Run For Royal Blind!

Running for charity is a fantastic idea - it doesn’t require much of your time, you will raise vital funds for a great cause, and you can get healthy, all at the same time! Here are five reasons why you should run for Royal Blind:

Posted: 05/08/2013

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Bucket Collection Volunteers Needed!

Bucket Collection Volunteers Needed!

Royal Blind depends on volunteers to help promote our work and raise much-needed funds, and we are currently looking for new people to get involved.

Volunteering for charity is a fun and worthwhile experience and by donating your time you will be directly helping us to support children and adults who are visually impaired while also meeting new people, learning new skills and being a part of the highly motivated Royal Blind team.

Whether you can commit regularly or only for a few hours, we would love to hear from you.

Posted: 02/08/2013

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Royal Blind Service Spotlight - Forward Vision

Royal Blind Service Spotlight - Forward Vision

Founded in 1793, Royal Blind is a national charity providing education, care and employment for blind and visually impaired people throughout their lifetime.We provide education and care for children with services like Kidscene, the Royal Blind School, and all the way through to care for older people at Braeside House. But one crucial life stage we also have covered is support and care for young adults.

Posted: 01/08/2013

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