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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to go out?

Yes, as long as you let staff know that you have left the building and you have the appropriate support for your outing. This is necessary for safety regulations.

We ask that if you require a wheelchair when you are out, that your friend or family has been instructed in its use.

Braeside House has transport which is used to facilitate outings to shops, theatre etc.

Am I allowed to smoke?

We have a strict no smoking policy within Braeside House. Depending on the resident's capabilities, staff can assist residents to smoke outside of the building. 

Can I become involved in decision making within Braeside House?

We encourage families and older people to participate in any decisions affecting the care delivered at Braeside House.

Policy changes and future plans are discussed openly using all available forms of communication.

Can I bring personal items?

You are welcome to bring your own personal items that help make it fee like a home - a favourite cushion, bedcover, picture or chair. However, due to space constraints large items of furniture cannot be accommodated. Unfortunately due to fire regulations, residents cannot bring their own curtains or any upholstered chair manufactured before 1992.

It is advisable to purchase a digital radio as the reception can be poor in parts of the building.

Can I bring pets?

While we welcome pets to visit Braeside House, family pets are unfortunately unable to stay permanently due to safety concerns.

Can I eat my meals in my room?

While meals can be taken in your room, we do actively encourage the social interaction that eating together can bring.

Can I go out with my family and friends?

Yes, as long as you let staff know that you have left the building. This is necessary for safety regulations.

We ask that if you require a wheelchair when you are out, that your friend or family member has been instructed in its use.

Can I have visitors?

Visitors are welcome at any time, although we ask that they avoid mealtimes, unless you wish support from relatives at these times. Visitors are asked to sign in and out of the home for fire evacuation purposes.

Can I keep my GP?

If your GP is in agreement we are happy for you to retain his/her services. The home GP visits every Monday and as required.

Can my visitors stay?

We have a visitors' room which can be used by families/friends at times of need, such as illness.