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Lady Lawley Cottage

This respite care service for children with disabilities is available in Perth, Western Australia.


Day care, residential respite and home support for children with disabilities in Perth, WA.

Lady Lawley Cottage has supported children living with disadvantage, illness or disability in Western Australia for over 100 years.

Today we support children with disabilities and their families. Focusing on individual needs, we provide in-home care services and community support across the greater Perth region and day programs and overnight residential accommodation at our beautiful historic premises.

Lady Lawley Cottage was the vision of Lady Annie Lawley, the wife of a past Governor of Western Australia, who had the vision to establish a cottage by the sea to support and improve the lives of children living with disadvantage, illness or disability.

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If you are interested in learning more about Lady Lawley Cottage or would like to organise a visit to our Cottesloe premises, please contact us.

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Who we help

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We support children and young adults with a wide range of multiple and complex needs including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities.

Our team of professional staff puts the child at the centre of care by: treating every child individually; and helping them exercise choice and control over many aspects of their lives in a safe and fun environment. We provide activities and social relationships to improve a child's quality of life and broaden their experiences.

Lady Lawley Cottage applies the National Disability Service Standards to all facets of our operation. We have a broad range of policies to ensure continual improvement and quality practices.

Meet our people

Our teams give parents and carers confidence.

The team at Lady Lawley Cottage are dedicated professionals including registered nurses, clinical nurses, a resident psychologist and staff experienced in supporting children with disability and complex medical needs. We take a team approach, working to support each child and their family.

Our support workers are recruited and selected carefully. They have experience working with children with disabilities, and we also provide ongoing training to all our staff.

Our dedicated professional child psychologist works on individual behaviour support plans.

Lady Lawley Cottage Advisory Committee

Lady Lawley Cottage's dedicated Advisory Committee oversees all programs to continually improve our services.

The committee is fortunate to have volunteer parent members. Many have used our services, and all generously give their time and expertise to help us provide a high quality of service to our clients.

Committee members are available to you and appreciate any feedback you want to provide. Call Lady Lawley Cottage Client Services to connect with an Advisory Committee member.

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