Countryview Short Breaks / Respite Service

Providing regular short break care to families who are caring for a child aged 5-18 years with a learning disability.

Countryview Short Breaks / Respite Service

Contact Details

  • Law View Road
    Quarriers Village
    Bridge of Weir
    PA11 3FD
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Through the service we provide here at Countryview and other Quarriers services, we offer a range of services to children and young people with a disability and their carers.

For children and young people with a disability:

  • The opportunity to grow and develop
  • The chance to become more independent and make your own decisions about how you spend your time
  • Time to try new activities and experiences
  • The opportunity to meet new friends and share some time with them
  • A place to relax and have fun
  • The opportunity to make positive links with your community

For their family and carers:

  • Knowing that your loved one is being cared for while you take a well-deserved break
  • Opportunities to spend quality time with other children

Referrals and Arranging Short Breaks

Countryview is a non-commissioned service and therefore able to accept referrals from any Local Authority or families who have self-directed support funding. The majority of children and young people who use Countryview come from Central and Western Scotland.

Arranging short breaks

Every child’s family is different, and therefore how your child begins short breaks is tailored to their needs. An introduction, or a few hours to familiarise the child with our service, can be arranged before overnight visits begin.

Our Project Manager allocates dates six months in advance. In January, parents are advised of dates from April to September. In August, dates are allocated from October to March.

Emergency care

Families who already use Countryview can phone directly for availability. Our Project Manager will confirm funding by Social Work later. In a planned emergency, where prior warning is available, parents/carers should contact their Social Worker who will confirm funding. Short notice emergency care will depend on availability.


Fully accessible, purpose-built bungalow

Six residential respite beds

Also one long term residential bed and one emergency bed

Multi-sensory room

With tactile play equipment.

Sensory garden

Child safe sensory garden with play equipment.


Shower room