A BRAND new, purpose built respite facility for adults with additional support needs in North Ayrshire is ready to welcome its first guests.

Red Rose 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 adults known to North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership’s Learning Disabilities Service as part of their care and support plan.

Each ensuite bedroom is equipped with comfortable, homely furnishings and

mood lighting, with rooms opening out into a fantastic landscaped garden with a water feature, barbecue and a heated hang-out den.

The facility also has an activity wing with an area for arts and crafts, a hi-tech sensory room, quiet room, a games room with sofas and TV, and a kitchen area where visitors can eat together or learn cooking skills.

Over 70 respite visitors enjoyed a tour of the new building this week, with feedback being extremely positive.

The adjacent eight-bed facility for children with additional support needs, known as Roslin House, opened earlier this year.

Councillor Robert Foster, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “The feedback we have received since the opening of Roslin House to young people has been absolutely fantastic, so we can’t wait to welcome our first adult guests to Red Rose House.

“This fantastic facility is not only modern, bright and state of the art, but it also offers a real home from

home experience for adults with additional support needs.”

Councillor Foster added: “Demand is high for both adult and young people’s respite services, and these new purpose built facilities – alongside the new Lockhart Campus – will significantly improve opportunities for residents with learning

disabilities across North Ayrshire.”