Specialist services for blind people to open doors to community

Press Release | 07/09/2017

Local residents are being invited to attend an Open Day at two newly built services for blind people in Paisley.

Architect's drawing of Jenny's WellCharities Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are opening their doors to the public on 30 September to show the new buildings to the local community before they start operating.

Local residents can visit the Royal Blind Jenny’s Well Care Home and Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre anytime from 10am – 3pm on 30 September. Visitors will be shown around the new facilities and have the opportunity to meet staff and learn about the new services available.

Individuals interested in volunteering, fundraising, or benefiting from the services are particularly welcome to come along.

Davina Shiell, Marketing Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, said: “We are really looking forward to opening our new services in Paisley this October. Before we officially open, we would like to have the opportunity to meet the local community and show you around our new buildings.

"Everyone is welcome to come along – so if you are a veteran interested in joining Scottish War Blinded, have a family member interested in our care home, have some time to spare to volunteer and fundraise, or if you simply want to come and have a look around, please come along to our Open Day on 30 September.”

Royal Blind’s Jenny’s Well care home provides residential care to older people with sight loss. The Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre has been built alongside the care home, providing daytime activities and support to visually impaired veterans of the armed forces.

The services are located at 196 Hawkhead Road, Paisley PA2 7BS. They start operating on 2 October.

For more information and to let us know you plan to attend, visit ww.royalblind.org/open-day