Deanston House

Situated in the picturesque village of Deanston, Doune and benefits from being in large grounds on the edge of the village, so is close to all amenities.

Deanston House is a 19th century, category B listed, country manor which has been sensitively renovated to provide high quality accommodation for Service Users, whilst maintaining all aspects of the external fabric and internal features of the original manor house.

The service offers a high standard off Nursing care and support for people with Learning Disabilities who may also have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder or behaviour which is challenging to support.

The home provides 3 individual and independent suites accommodating 6 Service Users in each with a further two studio apartments on the ground floor.

Service User Profile

Each individual living at Deanston House will have a Learning Disability and complex needs.  Therefore, we can meet the needs of Service Users aged 18 years and over, with a Learning Disability and:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Mental Health condition
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Physical Disability

Service Overview

The Service consists of 20 beds across independently staffed suites. Each suite has its own lounge/diner with kitchenette and a range of other communal areas being available including a gym, skills kitchen and numerous activity areas.

Each suite has been designed so that they can be more homely and focused on individual need;

Ground Floor: Haldane Suite consists of 6 en-suite bedrooms;

Ground Floor: Haldane studio apartments consist of two single person apartments;

First Floor: Buchanan Suite consists of 6 en-suite bedrooms; and

Second Floor: Muir Suite consists of 6 en-suite bedrooms.

All suites can be accessed via a lift or stairs.

Our Team

We have an experienced and dedicated team who work in partnership with statutory services to meet the needs of Service Users, whilst promoting positive outcomes. Team Members include:

  • Registered Manager
  • Deputy Manager
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Wellbeing & Inclusion Co-ordinator
  • Registered Nurses
  • Support Workers
  • Maintenance Operative
  • Administrators
  • Housekeeping Team
  • Catering Team

Meet Our Clinical Team

Celia Peat – Registered Manager

Celia is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse BSc with 25 years’ experience working in public and independent health and social care settings, where she gained experience and Continuing Professional Development in primary care learning disability and mental health services.

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Vicky Miller

Vicky Miller – Deputy Manager

Vicky qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2004 and started her career as a surgical nurse in the NHS working in elective orthopaedics then progressing to trauma orthopaedics.

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Aims and Objectives

Our aims and objectives are to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities and complex needs by:

  • Actively involving people in the care and support they receive, and how it will be delivered and reviewed;
  • Maximising choice and control for everyone;
  • Supporting and enabling people to be as independent as possible by agreeing goals and aspirations that are meaningful to them;
  • Offering people new experiences and promoting existing interests;
  • Encouraging community participation and citizenship;
  • Widening peoples’ circles of support;
  • Optimising health and emotional wellbeing;
  • Treating people with dignity, respect and understanding; and
  • Supporting people to live independent lives free from bullying, fear and harassment.

Deanston House aims to provide a care pathway for people so better outcomes can be achieved that will enable individuals to live as independently as possible in the community.

Deanston House is a part of the care pathway for people who are stepping down from hospital care, whose community placement is breaking down or they are being repatriated from out of area/country. The service will focus on positive rehabilitation and will reduce the number of people in hospital or prevent admissions into hospital.



All Service Users will have access to local GP services, Dentist and NHS learning disability resources.


  • Doune Ponds Nature Reserve
  • Parish Church of Kilmadock
  • Doune Castle Bowling Club
  • Doune Library
  • Moray Public Park
  • Doune Castle
  • Shops and Post Office


Deanston House, Deanston, Doune, Stirlingshire, FK16 6AD

Tel: 01786 641610

For more information on Deanston House please contact our Customer Relationship Manager:

Colin Beattie

Mobile: 07552 321863