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Lady Lawley Cottage Services

This service is available in Western Australia.

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.

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.

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

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Support for complex needs

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

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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