£5,000 funding boost for care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley


Press Release | 26/06/2017

A new care home for visually impaired older people has been given a funding boost of £5,000.

Jenny’s Well Care Home, currently under construction on Hawkhead Road, Paisley, is due to open its doors in October.


Jenny's WellThe 54-bedroom home run by sight loss charity, Royal Blind, will provide care and accommodation for blind and partially sighted older people, as well as those with additional medical needs such as dementia.

Now the home has been awarded a grant by Crerar Hotels Trust to fund specialist equipment, including pressure-relieving air mattresses.

Paddy Crerar, Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels, said: “We are delighted to have made this award to Jenny’s Well Care Home and look forward to hearing how this funding helps impact their work. Crerar Hotels is committed to giving back to the local community to help it grow and thrive and provide opportunities that may otherwise seem out of reach.

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“For every stay, our customers have with us they are supporting others who really need it. It is great for our folk in the hotels to see their hard work and efforts helping people in their own communities, as well as those from throughout the whole of Scotland and Yorkshire.”

Crerar Hotels operate 14 hotels and inns across the UK, 13 of which are based in Scotland. Up to 50% of the group’s distributable profits are donated to charities operating within areas where Crerar Hotels are based.

The Trust, chaired by Mr Crerar, has awarded £7m of grants to over 400 organisations in the past 16 years. This forms part of a commitment to re-invest in the communities in which the group’s hotels and inns are based.

The grant takes the total amount raised by trusts, organisations and individuals for Jenny’s Well to £84,336.

Davina Shiell, Fundraising Manager for Royal Blind, added: “We would like to sincerely thank the Crerar Hotels Trust for their generous donation to our Jenny’s Well fundraising campaign.

“Jenny’s Well marks a new chapter for Royal Blind as it will be our first service in the West of Scotland. It is due to the kindness and generosity of our supporters, like the Crerar Hotels Trust, that we at Royal Blind are able to expand our services to the West, and to continue making a huge difference to the lives of children and adults living with a visual impairment in Scotland.”


Notes to editors:

  • Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest charity supporting people with visual impairments. We run a number of services for blind and partially sighted people, the largest of which is the Royal Blind School. Our vision at Royal Blind is to make a significant contribution to building a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who also have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives. www.royalblind.org
  • Jenny’s Well is a purpose built nursing home for older people with sight loss. There are 54 spacious en-suite rooms. The development of Jenny’s Well is Royal Blind’s most significant development in care since the opening of the Braeside House in 1999. The opening of the home also represents a move into providing services in the west of Scotland, a major step for Royal Blind https://www.royalblind.org/jennys-well