A place for children and young people with unique support needs to come and have fun.
Roslin House is a state-of-the-art respite service where children with additional support needs come to have fun.
The 8 bedded service, commissioned by North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, is part of an extensive new development situated within Lockhart Campus in Stevenston. It replaces our beloved Muirfield Place service. A larger premises means we’re able to support more families at the same time, but we’re still keeping the ethos and approach that made Muirfield Place such a success story.
During their stay the children and young people continue to attend their daytime placements. E.g. if they attend school, they will arrive after school on the first day of their time with us, and return home after school on the last day of their stay.
Support for the Whole Family
Most visits tend to fall into one of three categories: Monday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Friday or Friday to Monday. Longer trips can also be arranged, depending on what works for you and your family.
Roslin House is more than just a service, it’s a forward-thinking community, where both parents and young people can all benefit from peer to peer support. We have an accessible mini-bus which we use for group outings to places like Deep Sea World or Blair Drummond Safari Park – the whole family can come along! We also regularly run open days where families from the local area can come together, explore the play bus, enjoy a magic show and dance their socks off in the disco.
Alongside outings and open days we run a monthly Circle of Support on the first Thursday of every month. Here parents and carers come together for a cup of tea, some food and a chat in a relaxed, supportive environment. We like to bring along special guests and provide complimentary therapies too, so you might end up getting a massage as well!
How to Get Involved
Roslin House is for children and young people aged between 5 and 18 in North Ayrshire. Before they can access the service they’ll need to have a Child and Young Person’s Community Resource Assessment. This will be completed by a Social Worker and then sent to Children and Families Services, where the assessment is presented to the Respite Resource Group .
After that, we’ll arrange an easy, informal visit to Roslin House, so everyone knows what to expect. If you’d like to make an informal enquiry about accessing the service, please contact Laura, the Project Manager, using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
3 Ways We Support You
We help our young people to stay ACTIVE, going on adventures, visiting trampoline parks and swimming.
Roslin House is a great place to make new friends, during regular stays, at our Open Days or on group trips.
We help our young people to achieve their goals, e.g. accessing further education / work placements.
What our Parents Say:
“Wow, very impressed with the new building , my son is so happy there. Can’t forget the amazing staff who give the kids support and security. One happy mum!” C McBlane (Parent)
What our Staff Say:
“Everyone wants the best for the young people that come in; we have really close relationships with the kids and the families…I haven’t worked anywhere like it, it’s amazing.” Andrew