Braeside House

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



Jenny's Well

196 Hawkhead Road
Paisley PA2 7BS

Tel: 0141 370 7950


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


Our Residents

Read about some of our current residents. 

Evelyn Stephen

Evelyn smiles at the cameraEvelyn Stephen is a 74-year-old former organ player from Granton.

After learning to play the piano as a student of the Royal Blind School, Evelyn still has a talent for tickling the ivories.

The 74-year-old keeps residents and staff entertained as she plays songs completely from memory.



Jane Penman

Jane Penman is 80 years old.  She is registered blind and her sight problems started at the age of four. 



Josie, aged 98, moved to Jenny's Well just one day after the home opened in 2017. A former nurse, Josie began to lose her sight as a result of macular degeneration.


Mary Mullen

Mary Mullen smiles at camera

Mary Mullen is a former nurse and volunteer hairdresser.

Mary, aged 99, moved into Braeside House in 2016 from her flat in the city where she lived for nearly 30 years after retiring from her lifelong career as a nurse.

Now the great-grandmother of eight enjoys her weekly pampering session, visits from her family and friends, and taking part in Braeside’s daily activities.



Violet Harper

Violet sits in armchairA dressmaker, ballroom dancer and pub landlady, Violet Harper has always lived a vibrant and varied life.

Violet moved to Braeside House in 2016 after her glaucoma was causing her to struggle in her day to day life. At 89 years old, Violet had additional medical needs and was unable to walk unassisted.

Now after receiving support from the specialist nursing staff at Braeside, Violet is back on her feet.