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Scottish War Blinded

User rating: 5 stars

Address:
PO Box 500, Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 4HZ
Tel:
0131 229 1456
Fax:
0131 229 4060
Opening Times:
Monday
9am - 5pm
Tuesday
9am - 5pm
Wednesday
9am - 5pm
Thursday
9am - 5pm
Friday
9am - 5pm

These are the Head Office opening hours.

Map for Scottish War Blinded

Organisation details

We provide assistance to veterans of the armed forces who have a significant visual impairment.

Our award winning Linburn Centre is based at Wilkieston in the west of Edinburgh. It is a centre of activity for members and residents within travelling distance, and a resource for occasional or short course use for members from further afield. The Linburn Centre can accommodate 35 members daily and offers a wide range of leisure and social activities including arts, crafts, daily living skills, IT, gym and relaxation in addition to training opportunities for members. For those within travelling distance, transport can be provided to and from the Centre free of charge, in addition to a hot meal.

Scottish War Blinded also offers an Outreach Service. Outreach workers provide support to our members and are a one-stop contact point for dealing with statutory and voluntary agencies, offering assistance with benefits and daily living skills.

Services offered:

  • Art
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training

1 user review

Gary Gillan

User rating: 5 stars

Great facilities, people there are fantastic to say the least. Can't recommend this organisation enough, helped me thoroughly in my rehabilitation.

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This organisation was verified on 26 April 2017

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