43 Canaan Lane
Tel: 0131 446 3120
Fax: 0131 447 9266
Due to the specialist nature of our school, some of our pupils do not live locally so a weekly residential place is the best option for them.
Our school can offer boarding for pupils from Monday to Thursday and occasional or regular respite care including some weekends. Respite care is also available to children and young people who are not pupils of the school.
Residential care for blind and visually impaired children is provided by a team of qualified care staff supported by nursing, therapy and habilitation services. Our residential service is based on individual care packages and supports a 24 hour curriculum, enabling pupils to develop their social, communication and independent living skills throughout the day and evenings in a variety of settings.
Residential pupils take part in outings to theatres as well as participating in local community activities and sports. These opportunities enable young people to cope with winning and losing, learning from their mistakes and extending their ability to solve problems, which in turn builds self-esteem.
Spending time with their peers outwith the school setting and being part of a different group provides opportunities for independent decision making and taking responsibility.
Residential pupils can further develop friendships with their peers who are experiencing similar challenges with sight loss. These friendships often last beyond school, providing positive life experiences.
To accommodate individual needs, care packages are either basic, enhanced or one-to-one staffing. This allows for packages to be customised taking account of individual needs related to health care, supervision and assistance for independent living.
To find out more about our residential services, contact Julie Jamieson, Care Services Manager.