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.

 

Care for Older People Blog

Read our blog to find out more about Braeside House and developments at Jenny's Well.

Care home residents enjoying tea parties, albeit at a distance

Care home residents enjoying tea parties, albeit at a distance

Care staff are being creative during the coronavirus crisis.

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

The return to tradition is helping our esidents 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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Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Spirits are high at our Royal Blind’s care homes.

Jenny’s Well care home residents came together to sing a rousing rendition of the war-time classic “We’ll Meet Again” earlier this week.

The 1939 song, sung by English singer Vera Lynn, was popular during WWII when soldiers left their families, friends and loved ones to fight in Europe.

Posted: 26/03/2020 | Care for Older People

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Children's artwork welcomed by care homes

Children are being encouraged to draw what see from their window

 

What’s the view from your window?

Children are being encouraged to draw what they can see from their window, and to post or email that artwork to Royal Blind care homes for older people.

“We’d love to share children's artwork with the older people staying in our care,” said Stephanie Kirkwood, Meaningful Activities coordinator at Jenny’s Well care home.

Posted: 26/03/2020 | Education, Care for Older People

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Royal Blind providing child care for 'key worker' staff in nursing and care

Royal Blind providing child care for 'key worker' staff in nursing and care

Children attending Royal Blind's new child care provision are finding the bright side of recent dark times.

Scottish schools have closed, leaving many of our nursing and care staff requiring child care for their children. 

We need our staff more than ever. The people with visual impairments who we care for need one-on-one support during this difficult time.

So, we’ve made arrangements so existing after-school care staff can care for our nursing and care staff's children, during this crucial time.

Posted: 25/03/2020 | Education, Care for Older People

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A telephone service for families

A Jenny's Well resdients write a message for her loved ones

Royal Blind staff are working hard to keep care home residents in touch with their families.

As per government advice, family visits to residents at Royal Blind’s care homes and residential units have been suspended.

This protocol protects care home residents because the risk of visitors unintentionally transmitting the COVID-19 virus to care home residents is removed.

Posted: 24/03/2020 | Care for Older People

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Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award

Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award

 

We are very proud at Royal Blind that Braeside House staff member Pat Gibson won the Positive Impact Award at the Scottish Care Awards.

 

Posted: 18/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People

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Time to raise awareness of Self-directed Support

Donald Macaskill delivering a speech

Dr Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care, blogs on the reform of health and social care and our joint research into Self-directed support.

Posted: 08/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care

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International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteer Development Manager James with volunteer Daichi

 

Volunteer Development Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded James Whyte, explains why volunteers are vital for the charity.

Posted: 05/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded

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Jenny's Well resident writes thank you note in Braille for the 'wonderful food.'

Jenny's Well resident writes thank you note in  Braille for the 'wonderful food.'

A big thank you in Braille to the Chef at Jenny's Well from resident James Mowat.

 

Posted: 04/06/2019 | Care for Older People

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