Virtual tour of Harper House

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  • Accommodation for up to 20 families to stay together in the service
  • On-site leisure activities include creative writing, drama, art, gardening, yoga, meditation, children’s play area, a range of games, TV, family-friendly activities and entertainment
  • Off-site adult-only activities include the cinema, shopping, sauna, walking, gym, swimming, bowling
  • Off-site child-focused activities include trips to the beach, community activities, museums, nature parks and soft play
  • Complementary therapy room with a qualified therapist
  • Registered in-house children’s daycare centre.
  • There shall be regular open days, coffee mornings, and community involvement to help improve our surrounding area and work together with our neighbours.
Sitting roomin contained flat harper house


  • PUP (Parents Under Pressure) Programme
  • One-to-one and group parenting sessions with creative activities and sensory development work
  • Use of the family Outcomes Star tool
  • Health Visitor
  • GP
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • 24/7 Therapeutic support
  • Named key worker
  • Family therapy
  • Aftercare support
Kitchen Area Scottish Fmily Service
Harper House


  • Registered child care centre 
  • Family-focused intervention
  • Support with health needs
  • Plans for children in accordance with the Interactive Learning Dairies
  • Sensory / playroom for children
  • Specialist child development support
Harper House, bedroom shot with childrens toys spread out on the floor

Evidence of Effectiveness

A review of the international evidence for Residential Treatment Services shows that there is a strong and consistent evidence base supportive of the benefits of residential treatment that derives both from treatment outcome studies and randomised trials. To read a review of the evidence by Sheffield Hallam University's Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice click here.

Harper House Children's bedroom
Red Lounge Area
Kitchen Area Harper House
Harper House Living Room
Harper House Children's bedroom
Red Lounge Area
Kitchen Area Harper House
Harper House Living Room