Calico House Respite Service is a short stay respite care service that provides short respite holidays to caregivers and disabled people.

Nestled at the foot of the stunning Campsie Hills, Calico House Respite Service in Lennoxtown offers a sanctuary of care and tranquility for adults aged 18 and over with complex care needs, long-term conditions, and learning or physical disabilities. Our service, comprising five luxury suites, is designed to provide the highest standards of care. With a dedicated team of professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, we are committed to delivering exceptional care and an unparalleled experience for our guests.

The Importance and Benefits of Respite Care

Respite care is an essential service that offers temporary relief to primary caregivers, allowing them to take a much-needed break from their caregiving responsibilities. This break not only helps caregivers recharge but also ensures they can continue to provide high-quality care for their loved ones. For the individuals receiving respite care, it offers an opportunity to experience a new environment, engage in different activities, and receive specialised care tailored to their unique needs.

At Calico House, we understand the significance of respite care in enhancing the overall well-being of both caregivers and care recipients. Our nurse-led service is equipped to handle a variety of complex care needs, providing peace of mind to families and ensuring that our guests receive the best possible support during their stay.

Award-Winning Care and Innovation

We are proud to announce that Calico House won the ‘Care Innovation Award’ at the National Scottish Care Awards in November 2023. This prestigious award recognises our commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of care. Our investment in advanced technology and the continuous improvement of our services have set us apart as leaders in the care industry.

Our luxury suites are fitted with the latest devices and technologies to enhance the comfort and safety of our guests. From adaptive equipment to assist with mobility to smart home systems that allow for personalised care settings, we ensure that every aspect of our service is designed to provide the highest standard of care.

Excellence in Nurse-Led Care

At Calico House, our team of skilled nurses lead the way in providing comprehensive and compassionate care. Our nurse-led approach ensures that all medical and care needs are met with professionalism and expertise. This model allows us to offer a range of services including respite care, short breaks, short-term admissions, and intermediate care, each tailored to the individual needs of our guests.

Our dedicated staff undergoes continuous training and development to stay abreast of the latest care techniques and technologies, ensuring that we deliver the best possible care. Whether it’s managing complex health conditions or providing emotional support, our team is here to make a difference in the lives of our guests.

A Scenic and Serene Environment

Calico House is situated in one of the most picturesque locations in Lennoxtown, at the foot of the Campsie Hills. Our guests can enjoy breathtaking views and a serene environment that promotes relaxation and healing. The tranquil setting of Calico House provides the perfect backdrop for our high-quality care services, allowing guests to feel at ease and at home.

Contact Us

Experience the exceptional care and luxury of Calico House Respite Service. For more information or to arrange a visit, give us a call today at 01360 319010 or visit our website at You can find us on X (formerly Twitter) @CalicoRespite. Discover how our award-winning service can provide the support and respite you need, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Campsie Hills.

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