Support for deaf or blind people
Blind and visually impaired services
Midlothian Council together with RNIB Scotland support people of all ages who are affected by visual impairment.
- Services for visually-impaired schoolchildren
- Vision Support Centre – based at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh. Assessment, information, advice and emotional support to everyone following diagnosis.
- Registration Service – following diagnosis, RNIB staff will help you, if you choose, to become formally registered as partially sighted or blind. Registration will help you access related services/benefits.
- Assessment – a statutory social work assessment. This will identify the outcomes you want to achieve. With the agreement of you, your family and/or carers where relevant, a personalised care plan can be developed.
- Mobility Training and Rehabilitation - a specialist tailored service to help keep you independent in your home and the community.
- Specialist Equipment – a wide range of specialist equipment is on display at the Resource Centre in the Hillside Crescent offices. Advice and guidance about which equipment is right for you also provided.
You can refer yourself to RNIB for help:
- RNIB Scotland website
- phone 0131 652 3140
- or call into the office at: 12-14 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EA
Or you can contact Midlothian Council:
- phone 0131 271 3900
- in person at Fairfield House, 8 Lothian Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3ZH