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(UK) Ayrshire, Scotland: Respite center opens; ' high'

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

August 9, 2021, In Your Area: Ayrshire's new children’s respite centre welcomes first guests Scotland

A purpose-built respite facility for children and young people with additional support needs has welcomed its first guests. Roslin House, which is adjacent to the new Lockhart ASN Campus in Stevenston, is an eight-bedroom, state of the art facility providing respite breaks for young people known to North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership’s Children and Families Disabilities Team. Each en-suite bedroom is equipped with comfortable, homely furnishings and mood lighting, with rooms opening out into a fantastic landscaped garden with a water feature, bbq, music feature and a heated hang-out den for teenagers…. In 2020, the Scottish Government launched its independent care review ‘The Promise’ - a focus of which is ensuring that young people are supported to remain in their own homes with family or carers for as long as possible - with children being looked after outwith the home now seen as a last resort. A result of this has been an increase in the levels of support given to families and young people with additional support needs, including increased access to respite care…. Councillor Robert Foster, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Demand for both adult and young people’s respite services in North Ayrshire is high, and these new state of the art, purpose built facilities will significantly improve the respite environment and opportunities for residents with learning disabilities across North Ayrshire. “We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback received from young people and their families since Roslin House opened its doors. We can’t wait for more young people to experience the fantastic facilities and home from home environment that it offers, and look forward to the opening of Red Rose House and Lockhart School in the near future.”


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