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Stories

New study finds people left to cope alone with emotional impact of sight loss

The mental health problems that arise from sight loss are too often sidelined, leaving people to cope with depression and anxiety on their own according to a major new study published today.

Braeside House resident celebrates 100th birthday

Braeside resident Mary Mullen celebrated her 100th birthday with a card  from the Queen and a party full of family and friends who came from far and wide to celebrate with her.

Win for Braeside House win at Scottish Care Awards

A senior carer at Royal Blind’s care home for older people, Braeside House in Liberton has won a coveted award at the Scottish Care Awards.

Royal Blind pupils visit Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Royal Blind pupils try their hand at making poppies at Edinburgh’s Poppy Factory.Four pupils from the Royal Blind School visited Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.  Bo, Rebeka, Jay and Aiden were given a tour

Call for action as people with sight loss miss out on Self-directed Support

Research by Scotland’s biggest sight loss charity Royal Blind has revealed low awareness among blind and partially sighted people of the Scottish Government’s flagship social care policy.

Royal Blind provides educational support in Orkney

The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver Orkney Islands Council’s vision impairment education service for the next year.

Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver Orkney Islands Council’s vision impairment education service for the next year.

Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Royal Blind pupils among first in world to try LEGO braille bricks to mark National Braille Week.

Increasing confidence with support from Sight Scotland

Anya is flourishing at her local school, following support from Royal Blind's learning support service.

Lifelong St Mirren fan and care home resident meets his St Mirren heroes.

Lifelong St Mirren fan John Pringle, who is a resident at Royal Blind care home Jenny’s Well, got the chance to meet Saints manager Jim Goodwin and players from the first team at the Saints ground today.

In-house pub 'Jenny's Bar' opens at Paisley Care Home

Residents at Jenny’s Well, Royal Blind’s care home in Paisley, can now enjoy popping to the pub for a drink with their friends, in a special pub created inside the care home.

Minister visits pioneering dementia and sight loss project at Paisley care home

The Minister for Mental Health, Clare Haughey MSP, visited a pioneering project on Tuesday researching care provided for people with dementia and sight loss.

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