Tag: Royal Blind

    First Minister highlights impact of sight loss at care home opening in Paisley

    First Minister highlights impact of sight loss at care home opening in Paisley

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has highlighted the issue of sight loss experienced by hundreds of thousands of older people in Scotland. The First Minister conducted the official opening of Jenny’s Well, a new care home in Paisley run by Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity, Royal Blind, which this year celebrates its 225th anniversary. Jenny’s Well […]

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist services for blind people to open doors to Paisley community

    Specialist services for blind people to open doors to Paisley community

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

    15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    New home for blind and partially sighted adults rated ‘Very Good’ in first inspection

    New home for blind and partially sighted adults rated ‘Very Good’ in first inspection

    The Care Inspectorate has praised the ‘positive and happy atmosphere’ of Royal Blind’s new residential home for disabled adults in its first ever inspection of the service. Allermuir, in Edinburgh, was opened in August 2016 as an extension to Royal Blind’s Adult Services, to provide a home for life for adults with sight loss and additional […]

    4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care homes of the future: how will they look?

    Care homes of the future: how will they look?

    As populations around the world begin to live for longer than they ever have, their individual needs related to their health become even more complex, and this is no different in the UK. What this means, is that care homes need to use greater amounts of, and more intelligent, assistive technologies. Furthermore, staff and care […]

    4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Fifty care jobs created in Paisley

    Fifty care jobs created in Paisley

    Nearly 50 job vacancies are being advertised for a new care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley. Staff are being sought for vision impairment charity Royal Blind’s new service, Jenny’s Well, which is currently under construction in Hawkhead Road. The vacancies are being advertised as part of the first wave of recruitment ahead […]

    1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Paisley residents win charities’ competition to name new services for blind people

    Paisley residents win charities’ competition to name new services for blind people

    A competition to name two new services for blind people in the West of Scotland has been won by local residents. Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation, Royal Blind, launched the competition in Paisley Central Library to name its new care home and a centre for visually impaired veterans that is being built alongside it by […]

    3rd May 2016 | By | Reply More
    New Edinburgh Royal Blind care home to create 100 care jobs

    New Edinburgh Royal Blind care home to create 100 care jobs

    A competition to name two new buildings that are soon to begin construction has been launched in Paisley. The competition is being run by sister charities Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, who recently purchased the site on the corner of Hawkhead Road and Barrhead Road. Work is to begin on the construction of a […]

    20th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Paisley to get new blind services as planning secured for care facilities

    Paisley to get new blind services as planning secured for care facilities

    Planning permission has been secured for the construction of two new services for blind people in the West of Scotland. Royal Blind and its sister charity Scottish War Blinded have received planning permission from Renfrewshire Council to construct a care home for older people with a visual impairment and centre for veterans of military service […]

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