Respite services

Our respite services are for adults from North Ayrshire who have a learning disability. Our purpose-build residential respite centre is based at Taigh Mor, Beith. We also commission residential respite and other respite activities from alternative health and social care providers.

How can I access my respite services?

This is an assessment service. Contact your local Health and Social Care Partnership office to ask for an assessment.

What happens next?

We will work with you and your carers to assess your needs and wishes. We will use this information to decide:

  • If respite is for you

  • The amount of respite for need

  • The length of each respite break

Will I be charged?

There may be a charge for support services. Your care manager will discuss this with you. We always take your ability to pay into account.

You may be eligible for self-directed support. This gives you a range of options, including receiving a direct payment, to enable you to buy support services of your choice.

For Carers

If you care for someone with a learning disability you can complete an Adult Carer Support Plan or a Young Carers Statement. These give you the opportunity to identify your needs and any support you may require, to continue providing care.

Advocacy services

The support of an independent advocate can help you to express your opinions or wishes. We can provide information about advocacy services

Contact Us

  • To find out how we can help, please call 01294 476000
  • Learning Disability Services, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Caley Court Resource Centre, Moorpark Road West, Stevenson KA20 3HU