The Royal Blind School's residential care provides a home away from home for our pupils.

For some children and young people with visual impairment and multiple disabilities, a therapeutic residential placement can be the best option to support them to access the learning and stability they need to achieve their goals.

Our homes are specially adapted for people with a range of disabilities, including visual impairment. Our teams offer 24-hour support and care, focusing on enabling pupils to gain skills in the specialist setting which is right for them. 

Royal Blind School pupil Lolly gets her makeup on before her performance in Sleeping Beauty, the Royal Blind School's 2018 Christmas pantomine

Flexible Care

We offer a wide range of flexible residential care options that are tailored to the needs of your child.

Full time, term time only, weekly and respite, holiday or part-time care options are all possible, and we'll help you find the option which is right for you. 

Each residential offer is tailored to the needs of the pupil. We are committed to providing every child and young person with a home that offers the stability and specialist support they need. 

Our Homes 

We know how important it is to make a house a home. Every child and young person has a bedroom to make their own. Each house has a shared lounge and activity area, a kitchen and dining room, an enclosed courtyard and play area.

Meals are prepared by our residential care staff. We encourage children to help create meal plans and learn how to shop for groceries with the support of our care staff.

Pupils with a residential place also benefit from full access to our extensive on site facilities including our hydro-therapy pools, sensory gardens and play areas.


Pupils with a residential place also benefit from full access to our extensive on site facilities including our hydro-therapy pools, sensory gardens and play areas

Skills for Life 

We are dedicated to delivering a 24-hour curriculum offer to our children, enabling them to develop socially and build resilience ready for adulthood. 

Learning only begins in the classroom, so we offer a broad array of after school groups. Scouts, karate and choir are just a few of the many options open to your child each week. There is a range of adventures and activities on offer such as concerts, horse riding and skiing. 

Being part of a social circle of peers outwith school provides opportunities for friendships and deep connections to flourish in our homes. 

Ciaran, a young man who lives at Allermuir, learned to use a white cane at the Royal Blind School's Residential unit

Our Team

Our dedicated team, which includes qualified carers and nurses provide 24-hour nursing and support, and are complimented by input from therapy and mobility experts.

Our team of advanced clinical practitioners are qualified to diploma/degree level in Child Health/Adult and Learning Disability Nursing.

The nursing team provide direct care for children with a range of diverse and complex medical conditions and health needs. Our SSSC registered care workers create an individualised care package to provide 24-hour support based on the needs of each child.

Chelsea, Lead Nurse at the Royal Blind School

Contact us

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school on a residential basis, or just want to have a chat about our offer, contact our team.

Please book a visit using our online enquiry form or get in touch:

Call: 0131 446 3101