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.

 

Press Releases - Care for Older People

Senior Execs take on 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for key workers

Senior Execs take on 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for key workers

Press Release | 27/04/2020

Royal Blind’s leaders are getting into their exercise gear for the 2.6 Challenge.

The 2.6 Challenge encourages people to take on a fun activity and then to donate to or fundraise for their favourite UK charity.

Royal Blind—Scotland largest visual impairment charity-—is raising funds to help support its five residential care services, which remain fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Tea at a distance’ for care home residents

‘Tea at a distance’ for care home residents

Press Release | 07/04/2020

 

Care staff are being creative during the coronavirus crisis.

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

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Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Press Release | 27/03/2020

Spirits are high at Royal Blind’s care homes, despite the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak.

Jenny’s Well care home residents pining for loved ones sang 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.

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New study finds people left to cope alone with emotional impact of sight loss

Picture of Kirin Saeed

Press Release | 22/12/2019

The mental health problems that arise from sight loss are too often sidelined, leaving people to cope with depression and anxiety on their own according to a major new study published today. Sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on people’s lives, with fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression having an impact. 

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Braeside Resident celebrates 100th birthday

Mary with her birthday card from the Queen

Press Release | 16/12/2019

The big 100 for Braeside resident Mary Mullen

Braeside resident Mary Mullen celebrated her 100th birthday with a card  from the Queen and a party full of family and friends who came from far and wide to celebrate with her.

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Braeside House win at Scottish Care Awards

Pat Gibson with her award and balloons

Press Release

A senior carer at Royal Blind’s care home for older people, Braeside House in Liberton has won a coveted award at the Scottish Care Awards.

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Call for action as people with sight loss miss out on Self-directed Support

A resident and carer choosing fruit from a plate

Press Release | 07/11/2019

Research by Scotland’s biggest sight loss charity Royal Blind has revealed low awareness among blind and partially sighted people of the Scottish Government’s flagship social care policy.

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Lifelong St Mirren fan and care home resident meets his St Mirren heroes.

John with two footballers

Press Release | 28/08/2019

Lifelong St Mirren fan John Pringle, who is a resident at Royal Blind care home Jenny’s Well, got the chance to meet Saints manager Jim Goodwin and players from the first team at the Saints ground today.

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In-house pub 'Jenny's Bar' opens at Paisley Care Home

Manager Stewart hands resident a beer

Press Release | 16/08/2019

Residents at Jenny’s Well, Royal Blind’s care home in Paisley, can now enjoy popping to the pub for a drink with their friends, in a special pub created inside the care home.

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Minister visits pioneering dementia and sight loss project at Paisley care home

The Minister and a resident having a chat on the sofa

Press Release | 10/07/2019

The Minister for Mental Health, Clare Haughey MSP, visited a pioneering project on Tuesday researching care provided for people with dementia and sight loss.

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