Sunflower Cottage

This is a NDIS Approved Program

Up to 4 Nights Regular Respite for

Parents with High Care Children

 

All disabilities have their challenges. But parents who care for children with high care needs can quickly (and regularly) find themselves feeling exhausted, overwhelmed… and struggling to cope.

Sunflower Cottage offers children 0-15 with high support and medical needs, overnight respite for up to 4 nights (Fri-Tues). Take a weekend to catch up. Attend a special family event. Or simply relax and recharge. We all need regular time out. It helps us be better parents, partners, friends… and better people.

sunflower cottage_9Specialised High Needs Staff

With a maximum of 4 children and 2 specialised support staff at all times, Sunflower Cottage is equipped for high care needs including tube feeding, assistance with toileting and bathing, and challenging behavioural disorders. The cottage is purpose-built with many safety features including one-key entry and secure fencing.

An Adventure Your Children Look Forward To

You may begin bringing your child to Sunflower Cottage for an hour to meet some of the staff and get to know the house. Then pop by for an afternoon. It’s important to build up to a period extended respite for the first time. But once your child stays for a weekend, I guarantee they’ll be looking forward to coming back.

sunflower cottage_10Their Own Room

Many return guests feel so comfortable and confident they head straight to their room. They love that we decorate the walls and door with special pictures just for them. And we put a special bedspread on the bed for them. A lot of time is taken to prepare for their visit and match carers and clients in the house to ensure a happy stay.

Sunflower Cottage operates on a 6 month booking schedule with availability up to one weekend a month for children aged 0-15 with high care needs. To find out how you can enjoy regular overnight respite, get in touch with our Care Coordinator [Name] for a free chat about Sunflower Cottage.

 

 

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