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Lady Lawley Cottage Services

This service is available in Western Australia.

In-home support

Support workers provide possibilities to meet children's goals.

Our highly trained, experienced team members visit children in their homes to help with daily living activities to give parents an extra hand. Our team has the support of a psychologist, registered and enrolled nurses and support workers, ensuring we have the skills to work with a wide range of children with disabilities including complex medical and behavioural issues.

We work to each child's identified goals, such as improving independence and involvement with mainstream community activities. Through our person-centred approach we ensure that children are able to engage in recreational and social activities that are of interest to them and have the opportunity to interact with others to build their social skills and networks, and have a good quality of life in line with their individual aspirations.

Making a positive difference to families.

Our in-home support includes:

  • assisting with daily living tasks, personal care, and preparing meals to suit the needs of each child
  • taking children to and from school, and helping to grow their confidence by taking part in recreational activities of interest, which also provide parents with networks and support
  • providing behaviour support programs tailored to individual needs and goals
  • short stays with a welcoming and suitable host family and one of our skilled carers. This gives parents a break and children the opportunity to experience a 'sleepover' away from their home environment.

Community support

We carefully match our experienced staff with children to meet each child's specific needs and interests.

With community support, children reach for their personal goals.

Community support activity options:

  • attending sporting events
  • engaging in sport activity
  • linking into social and recreational community groups and clubs
  • meeting with family and friends
  • attending classes, workshops, festivals, art galleries or concerts
  • assistance in using public transport
  • visiting parks, the beach and other fun child-friendly attractions.

Day programs and overnight residential respite care

When parents need a break, children are welcome at our seaside facilities during the day, any day of the week.

Children can enjoy a host of educational fun including a sensory room, soft play area, craft room, external play areas and plenty of organised activities. There is a full program of fun activities on weekends and school holidays.

Our registered nurses are here to provide additional support if needed for children with complex medical needs.

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Children are welcome to visit us for a day, to stay overnight or for a week-long break. Our Cottesloe and East Fremantle facilities have many beds for overnight stays. We have a combination of single and double rooms combined with extensive outdoor play areas.

Children are accommodated in one of three home-like units each with its own kitchen, lounge/dining room and outdoor play areas.

Staff and children engage.

Additional activities are organised at weekends and during school holidays like visits to the zoo, Adventure World or barbecues in the park. Our onsite activity examples include plenty of crafts, sing-a-longs and magic shows. Children are matched with qualified experts who will provide activities and entertainment that meet their individual needs to keep them engaged and active during their stay.

Always extra activities.

We have several wheelchair accessible vehicles for outings and school transport.

Transport for children to school and activities.

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School holiday camps

Great camp options with indoor and outdoor adventures.

Every school holiday period we run a popular five day camp for children. Our camps provide quality accommodation, food and services, and our experienced staff make sure everyone has a good time in a safe environment.

All camps are held at suitable educational camping facilities at different locations around Perth or in regional areas of Western Australia, including Rottnest Island, Nanga Bush Camp and Harvey Agricultural School.

For further information on our next school holiday camp, please contact us.

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Support for complex needs

Putting children and families first.

We also provide specialised nursing support for children with complex medical needs. The High Needs Unit facilitates a child's transition back to their home and community from Princess Margaret Hospital on a short-term basis.

This service provides time for families to suitably prepare their home, and make it easier for regionally-based children to attend follow-up appointments.

A bed is provided in this unit for other children that require nursing care for short term respite, ensuring that they have appropriate clinical support while staying with us and joining in the activities organised for our respite clients.

Behaviour support

Engaging children to be interactive and active.

We take a person centred approach for each individual child by implementing positive behaviour support strategies to improve a child's ability to interact and engage in activities of interest. Our psychologist works with individual children and families towards agreed behavioural goals, and helps children exercise choice and control over their lives.

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