New service Allermuir opens its doors to residents


Press Release | 29/08/2016

A brand new service for visually impaired adults with complex needs has opened its doors to residents.

Allermuir, a specially designed care home in The Inch, Edinburgh, has Allermuir exteriorbeen set up by Scottish charity, Royal Blind.

The home is an extension of the charity’s adult services, building upon the success of its Forward Vision service for people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment, aged 17-25. 

Allermuir will provide a home for life and community-based supported living with an excellent quality of care for blind adults with complex needs aged 17 and over.

And now all four of Allermuir’s residents have moved into the care home.

Julie Jamieson, Care Services Manager at Royal Blind, said: “It’s a very exciting time for the residents as they move into their new home.

“We have been very busy training staff and putting the final touches to the service for a few weeks now, and we are delighted that we were able to get Allermuir up and running in August as planned. I am grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to get this project completed in time.” 

Royal Blind transformed a former run-down 10 bedroom care home in Glenallan Drive over the past nine months.

View a gallery of Allermuir's transformation.

The renovation and refit will provide four fully accessible en suite bedrooms for residents, a staff ‘sleepover’ bedroom, two living spaces, a large kitchen and dining area and a private garden.

The home is situated in a peaceful setting adjacent to Inch Park, less than three miles away Forward Vision.

Julie added: “Forward Vision has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and we wanted to provide a service with no upper age limit.

“We wanted to provide a home for life for residents within a community, and I am proud that we have been able to make that happen.”