RNIB Scotland Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Description

Supports blind and partially sighted people in South East Scotland to remain as independent as possible by the provision of a range of support services including activity and social groups.

Services provided:
- Rehabilitation service providing assessments, training and information, including low vision assessments for children and adults
- social work team for children and adults on behalf of the local authorities in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian
- resource centre open Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm and Friday 10am - 3pm
- Cafe Tiki: helps unemployed local people with sight or hearing loss, or additional needs, to learn new skills and find work.

Welfare advice is available to people who live in postcode areas EH1-EH9 and EH31 - EH55. Access the service by calling 0131 652 3140 or email Lothian.benefits@rnib.org.uk.

Benefits advice is available through See Me Right service, call 0131 652 3144 or email Seemeright@rnib.org.uk.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Equality advice
  • Local authority social care
  • Volunteering
  • Employment advice
  • Hospital information
  • Low vision services
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home visiting
  • Community advice
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Benefit checks

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  • This organisation was verified on 22 June 2017