Muirfield Place opened in 1991 and provides short residential breaks for children and young adults with a learning disability. Situated within a quiet estate in Kilwinning, Muirfield Place provides an enjoyable stay in a friendly, homely and comfortable environment.

The house is spacious and provides wheelchair access throughout. There are four bedrooms with washing facilities and height adjustable beds. Each room is designed along a theme including ‘Disney’ and ‘Space’. There is also a large enclosed garden which has swings, a picnic table and a summer house.

Children normally come to Muirfield Place for either a weekend stay, arriving on a Friday and leaving on a Monday or for a midweek stay, arriving on a Monday and going home on a Friday. Shorter or longer stays can be offered on request. Whilst staying at Muirfield Place, children and young adults will continue to attend their daytime placements, which means that if they attend school they will arrive from school on the first day of their stay and return home after school on the last day of their stay.

Referral Criteria

In order to access the services at Muirfield Place, the young person should be: Aged between 5 and 18 Live in North Ayrshire. Have a Child and Young Person’s Community Resource Assessment, completed by a Social Worker which is then forwarded to Children and Families Services, where the assessment will be presented to the Respite Resource Group.

Arrangements for initial visits to Muirfield Place will then be made. For informal enquiries please contact the Project Manager at Muirfield Place.

Services Offered

  • Regular planned short breaks. An identified link worker who will co-ordinate a comprehensive support plan detailing your specific needs.
  • Single themed bedrooms with wash hand basin.
  • Wide range of activities that children and young adults enjoy.
  • Two reviews a year to ensure that the service meets assessed needs.
  • Child friendly safe environment.
  • Specially adapted minibus suitable for wheelchairs.

The project is registered with the Care Inspectorate and reports are available on request.


Project Manager
Muirfield Place Project
61 Muirfield Place
Woodside, Kilwinning
Tel: 01294 557164