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The Tea-cup Cottage: Disability Support Services


To help you and your loved ones better understand the NDIS and the disability support services available to you, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the NDIS, respite care and other services provided by Tea-cup Cottage.

If you can’t see your question and answer in the list below, please feel free to reach out to us at 1800 832 287 or email


Respite care is a short-term to medium-term accommodation option for children and adults with disabilities. By organising a break from their daily routines, carers and parents can take some time to themselves while knowing their loved one is happy and safe.

Depending on your NDIS plan, you may have funding available for respite care (Short Term Accommodation and Assistance) under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life.

The length of stays in respite care can vary from a few hours to overnight and even up to a few weeks. The NDIS defines short-term respite accommodation as up to two weeks and medium-term as above two weeks.

Tea-cup Cottage provides respite care in unique homes that cater to a range of disabilities, including Autism (ASD), Intellectual Disability, Mental Health, Physical Disability, and Complex Needs.

Each home has unique features and offers activities to cater to each individual’s preferences. The Bean is perfect for guests with cerebral palsy, vision impairment or needing respiratory support, catering to physical, intellectual and complex needs. Cubby House is designed for children with disabilities at all levels, and Potter’s Nest is suitable for people aged over the 18 who require wheelchair accessible accommodation.

We provide a range of services that offer support for children with disabilities.

Our respite care location, Cubby House, is a Tea-cup Cottage home that is designed to allow children with disability to play, learn and grow. Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by an experienced and friendly team, Cubby House offers a home away from home, providing a space for families to recuperate and a place for children to play. It has been designed to cater to a variety of disabilities, including autism (ASD), intellectual disability, mental health, physical disability, and complex needs. Stay lengths at Cubby House can vary anywhere between one night to two or more weeks.


If your child has other care needs or requires in-home support, the team at Tea-cup Cottage are happy to tailor a program that suits your needs.

Yes, all of Tea-cup Cottage’s staff are highly trained and qualified to provide support, helping with daily routines, organising activities, and assisting in learning new skills.  Our team members are great listeners and will tailor supports and activities to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.  We have around 300 team members ranging across different fields, such as clinical staff, physiotherapists, and psychology, allowing us to match you with the right support staff.


To be considered eligible for NDIS funding, you must meet criteria provided by the NDIS; this includes factors such as age, residency status, and the current support you receive.

You can find out more on the NDIS website.

NDIS Plan Management and Support Coordination:

Our sister organisation, Disability Plan Services, has experienced NDIS plan managers and support coordinators who can help you make the most of your NDIS plan funding. For more information visit

Other services

Our Blue Tongue Adventure day programs provide a place for young adults (17-30) to make friends, try new things, and always have a blast!

Blue Tongue Adventure is created by young people, for young people, and our “Blue Tongue Crew” has a say in what we do each day.

Programs include cooking, art, woodwork, health and wellness, digital art, and of course TGI-Friday where we get out to explore the community. It could be the local indoor trampoline centre, games arcade, bowling, the movies – whatever the Crew wants to do!

Find out more at or call 1800 949 249.

Yes! Tea-cup Events runs supported Saturday Social events and weekends away.

We’re always trying something new and different, from indoor go-karting to escape rooms, mini golf or a day at the beach! We also love heading to night markets like Eat Street, drive-in movies, teppanyaki dinners and much more.

Come away with us for the weekend! Farmstays and glamping, Gold Coast resorts, island adventures… and even overseas holidays!

Join our mailing list to find out what’s happening – email

Founded by Alexandra Shaw in 2010, after her personal experience of caring for a family member with a disability, Tea-cup Cottage is a registered disability support provider dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with a disability. Based in Brisbane’s bayside area, we offer a variety of disability support services that cater to the needs of individuals, with options including short-term respite care, day programs for young adults, supported social events and holidays, and Specialised Disability Accommodation.

Supporting our community and enriching peoples lives.
We acknowledge the Turrubal, Jagera and Yaggera people, traditional custodians of the land on which Brisbane is situated.