Aberlour Options - Fife


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Aberlour Options - Fife provides a range of support through outreach and residential short breaks to families who have children and young people with learning disabilities up to the age of 18 years who live within the Fife area.

There are two houses offering weekend and holiday residential respite, one at Lochwood Park, Dunfermline and the other at Collydean, Glenrothes. As well as the provision of weekend and holiday respite, Aberlour Options - Fife also offers support to children and young people through an Outreach Service.

Aberlour Options - Fife service leaflet

Find our most recent inspection reports on the Care Inspectorate website

Our Options services offer a variety of support options for children and 
young people, which can be tailored to you and your family. When arranging a service, we’ll talk with you about what good support looks like for you, and create a package that meets your needs and fits in with your timetable. You can access our Options services using Self-directed Support.

Services & Outcomes

Who we work with

Aberlour Options - Fife work with:

• children and young people with learning disabilities up to the age of 18 years who live within the Fife area,
• families,
• Social Work Services,
• health professionals including SALT and psychologists,
• Fife Sleep Clinics,
• schools who are involved with the child/young person.

General service information

The Outreach Service for Aberlour Options - Fife operates every Monday to Thursday evenings during school term time.  The respite service from Collydean and Lochwood Park operates from 12noon Friday until 3.30pm on a Sunday.


The funding for Aberlour Options - Fife comes from a partnership between Fife Council Social Work Deptartment and Aberlour. We also respond to requests to provide individualised services which are funded separately.

Service aim and what we offer

The aim of Aberlour Options - Fife is to enable families to continue looking after their child by providing a short break from caring.  Aberlour Options - Fife endeavours to offer everyday living experiences to all children and young people who attend the service. This includes:

• providing the children and young people with the opportunity to be with peers and have fun through activities appropriate to their likes and choices,
• keeping the children and young people informed through various communication strategies,
• supporting children and young people to manage their anxieties and reduce behaviours,
• supporting children and young people to develop to their full potential.


This service contributes to the following Scottish Government National Outcomes:

• Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective communicators and responsible citizens.
• Our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed.
• Our children live longer, healthier lives.
• The life chances for children, young people and families at risk have improved.


Contact details

Aberlour Options - Fife
McNally House,75 Wilmington Drive
01592 744636
01592 744195