"Care plans were put in place that recorded residents' preferences of how they like to spend their time and the kind of activities they enjoyed." 

- Care Inspectorate 2015 

 

Braeside House

81 Liberton Brae
Edinburgh EH16 6LE
Tel: 0131 270 3020

enquiries.braeside@royalblind.org

Jenny's Well

196 Hawkhead Road
Paisley PA2 7BS
Tel: 0141 370 7950

enquiries.jennyswell@royalblind.org

Braeside House and Jenny's Well are part of the national charity Royal Blind, charity number SC017167.

 

Activities in our Care Homes for Older People

Music programme at Braeside HouseOur aim is to ensure the people we care for are as mentally and physically active as possible. We have a dedicated activity team committed to providing a full programme of activities, including:

  • Music
  • Current affairs
  • Outings
  • Pamper treatments
  • Visits from nursery groups

We tailor activities according to residents' interests and their previous lifestyle choices. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend or participate in all of these activities and ventures.

We are very aware of how being blind or partially sighted can impact on a person’s ability to pursue their hobbies and interests. Our staff are skilled at designing and adapting activities to suit the limitations that sight loss brings. Our aim is to encourage participation not just in planned entertainment but in any other activities that lead to a sense of purpose, achievement and independence. This can include day to day tasks including housework, gardening or hanging out the washing.

Religious and spiritual

There is access to pastoral support from Liberton Northfield Church, St Columba’s RC Church and Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation. For those residents without a traditional faith additional spiritual support is sourced on an individual basis.

Social interaction

There is input from local schools including visits from the children at the Royal Blind School. Many teenagers come to Braeside House as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. We also have a small but loyal band of volunteers.