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Royal Blind statement in response to media reports about RNIB

Text says Royal Blind statement

Royal Blind is saddened in relation to recent media reports about an inquiry into abuse at RNIB care services in Coventry.

We wish to clarify however that we are a completely separate organisation to the RNIB. Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest visual impairment charity. We provide services in Scotland only. Our care services are consistently graded Good and Very Good by the Care Inspectorate.

Posted: 09/04/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care


‘Truly inclusive’: Kidscene – a parent’s perspective

Kidscene member Jessica

Any busy parent knows how difficult it is to get the right balance of work and childcare to achieve the very best care for your child, but for working mum Nadine Cassidy, Royal Blind has the perfect solution.

Posted: 01/07/2018 | Child Care


Schools out! Fun and games at Kidscene’s end of term party after Flow Ringz donation

Three young people and two members of staff hug outdoors

Kidscene celebrated the start of the summer holidays in style with an end of term party.

Posted: 16/07/2018 | Child Care


Robot wars! Kids design 3D models with help of Infinity Robotics

Child holds model

Minions, castles and robots were among the creations produced at a special science-themed session at Kidscene Holiday Club.

Posted: 20/07/2018 | Child Care


East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

Since 2017 the Royal Blind School has been providing the East Lothian Vision Impairment Service. Teachers from the Royal Blind School visit pupils with vision impairment in mainstream schools across East Lothian.  These regular visits mean they are able to offer vital support and skills, such as teaching braille, helping to adapt areas in the classroom and working with both the pupil and their teacher.

Posted: 25/09/2019 | Education, Child Care


Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Pupils at the Royal Blind School held a special assembly to mark the start of National Braille Week.

Posted: 08/10/2019 | Education, Child Care


LEGO braille bricks being used in class

pupil playing with braille Lego bricks

Pupils have been getting stuck in to trying out the LEGO braille prototype bricks specially sent to the Royal Blind school by the LEGO Foundation for our pupils to try. These pictures show Bo who has made a lego house oout of the whole box of braille lego, and Amy, Jay and Bo getting to grips with the bricks.

Posted: 09/10/2019 | Education, Child Care


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


Arabian Nights for the Royal Blind School Xmas show

Arabian Nights for the Royal Blind School Xmas show

Arabian Nights at the Royal Blind Christmas show.

Pupils and staff produced a fantastic ‘Arabian Nights’ Christmas show for family and friends at the Royal Blind School. The Christmas show at the school is always a highlight of the year and an opportunity for family, friends and staff to gather together and celebrate the end of term.

Posted: 18/12/2019 | Education, Child Care