Service Details

Brief description:

Leuchie House is an independent charity providing respite breaks for people and their families affected by long-term physical conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's, Motor Neurone Disease and the effects of stroke and spinal injuries. Our focus at Leuchie is on giving our guests and their families the very best short break experience. By providing the expert care they need to manage their condition, our guests are able to have a proper holiday and enjoy all the things that make it special for them.

Organisation name:

Leuchie House caring respite breaks

Type of break:

Carer Breaks, Dedicated Short Break/Respite Accommodation

Care needs catered for:

Carer Support, Medical Condition, Physical Disability

Ages catered for:

Children, Young People, Adults, Older Adults

How do people access your service:

Contact Leuchie House on 01620 892 864 or email Potential guests are welcome to visit Leuchie by appointment to have a look around the house. No professional referral is necessary and we are happy to answer all queries.

Type of accommodation:

Leuchie is a listed 18th century mansion house which has been adapted to accommodate guests with high dependency physical conditions. Set in extensive private grounds, Leuchie can accommodate up to 23 guests, with separate accommodation available for carers. Our guest bedrooms - seven single and eight twin-bedded - are light and spacious. The single rooms are allocated on a nursing need basis. All rooms are fitted with a nurse call system with various adaptations to suit the individual's needs. There are three main public rooms at Leuchie: a drawing room with a log fire, a television room and an activities room which has computers for guests' use and free wi-fi. These rooms have spectacular views of the extensive grounds. Freshly prepared home cooked food is served in the dining room and guests are treated to a candlelit dinner party on the last night of their eleven night stay.

Full service description:

Leuchie offers guests and their carers the reassurance of 24-hour expert nursing care in a beautiful 18th Century classical mansion house in the East Lothian countryside. A day respite service is also available for people living locally, with activities and physiotherapy offered to guests - and peace of mind for carers. We offer a varied programme of outings and leisure activities, ranging from theatre trips to museum visits and local pub lunches. In-house entertainment is also arranged for each holiday by the activities team. Our physiotherapy team recognise the importance of physiotherapy, both for short-term well-being and also for equipping guests with advice they can use at home in the longer term. Complimentary physiotherapy with expert practitioners is available in our on-site physiotherapy suite and is tailored to individual needs.  A wide range of different therapies and beauty treatments and hairdressing are available on site at varying prices. Leuchie's home-cooked meals are tailor-made to guests' specialised requirements and menus are devised with an emphasis on nutritional values and based on local, seasonal ingredients. Most people stay at Leuchie for eleven nights, which run from Mondays to Fridays, but shorter breaks of either four or seven nights can be accommodated, depending on availability.

Price information:

The cost of your Leuchie respite break depends on the amount of care you need and the length of your stay. We’ll discuss your care needs with you when you book and tell you which rate applies to you. Please contact us for information on availability and prices. There are different ways of funding a stay at Leuchie. Some guests are self-funding, others are assisted by their local authority.

What is included/not included in the price of the break:

Prices include full board, 24-hour nursing care, physiotherapy, activities and entertainment. Local trips are free of charge. Guests will be expected to pay their own admission charge to attractions and there are varying charges for therapies and beauty treatments.

Organisation providing this information:

Quality Assurance Accreditation:

OSCR, Care Inspectorate

Accessibility Details

Bedroom accessibility:

Electric bed, Tracker hoist, Bedrails, Level entry wet floor shower, Drop down shower chair, Manual shower chair, Grab rails in shower


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