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The Tea-cup Cottage: Disability Support Services

Short-term accommodation

Short-term accommodation, formerly known as respite, offers a chance for carers to take a short break from their daily caring duties to relax and recharge.

This type of accommodation also offers an opportunity for children and adults with disability to spend some time away from their usual routine, to have some fun and meet like-minded friends.

Unique spaces designed for playing, learning and relaxing, Tea-cup Cottage’s three locations are Disability Approved for short to long-term stays and emergency short-term accommodation.

Whether you care for a child with an intellectual, mental or physical disability or you’re an adult with a disability or complex medical needs looking for a short getaway, short-term accommodation with Tea-cup Cottage has the perfect home away from home for you.

All of our short-term accommodation locations are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and are wheelchair friendly. To learn more about Tea-cup Cottage’s short-term accommodation in Brisbane, click below.

Short-term accommodation services

During a short or extended stay at one of Tea-cup Cottage’s homes in Brisbane’s bayside, you can enjoy a range of different capacity building activities, games and more. Our short-term accommodation services are similar at each location and are tailored to suit your needs and preferences.

You might choose to spend the morning relaxing in the backyard, listening to and watching the nearby wildlife or get involved in the kitchen preparing lunch, do some arts and crafts or play a game with other guests.

Our short-term accommodation location in Birkdale, Cubby House, is specially designed for children to enjoy a fun, hands-on experience while being supported 24 hours a day by Tea-cup Cottage’s experienced and caring team.

Little guests at Cubby House enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities within the 1.6 hectare grounds and four-bedroom home, including the arts and crafts shed, themed play pod with ball pit, vegetable garden, open green spaces, sand pit and weekly music therapy sessions.

The Bean in Capalaba is the perfect place for children and young adults up to 18 years old with high care needs, physical disabilities and fragile conditions to get away and have some fun. Activities at The Bean include playing in the sensory room, baking in the kitchen, arts and crafts, trips out in the wheelchair-friendly van and other capacity building tasks.

The ideal escape for adults with disability, Potter’s Nest in Birkdale, is a relaxing space with fully stocked kitchen, vegetable garden, living room with TV and puzzles, and arts and crafts deck. Guests also enjoy getting out to recreational and social events like a trip to the movies or lunch in the park.

Each location for short-term accommodation in Brisbane has been designed to ensure every guest feels safe, secure and comfortable, allowing them to really be themselves and open up to trying new experiences.

About Tea-cup Cottage short-term accommodation homes

Short-term accommodation at one of Tea-cup Cottage’s three bayside locations is like a home away from home for both children and adults with disability. By providing a safe, supportive and fun space for people with disability to relax and have a good time, they have the chance to develop their independence, learn new skills and make friends along the way.

Uniquely designed to cater for a range of disabilities including autism (ASD), intellectual disability, mental health, physical disability and complex needs, our short-term accommodation locations are Disability Approved for both short-term accommodation and emergency short-term accommodation and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

At Tea-cup Cottage, we undertake a non-invasive assessment with guests to identify their needs, goals and preferences. This is the best way to identify the most appropriate short-term accommodation to suit each individual.

Our qualified and friendly staff are there 24/7 to provide support with daily routines, organise activities and help develop new skills. Depending on the length of your stay, we can even arrange to go out to local recreational and social events like the movies, lunch or playgrounds.

Get in touch with us to learn more about our short-term accommodation locations and make a booking today.

What our community says

What our community says

I just wanted to comment on the positive change we are seeing in Siobhan. It is clear she has a good relationship with at least one of the carers, Jenny, and she is getting out of bed, even yesterday when it was so cold. She is attentive and alert and interacting with people in a way we have not seen for some months. All credit to Tea-Cup and your staff.

- Margaret

I didn’t realise how a little break from our family could make Sam so happy. It wasn’t just short-term accommodation for us but a little holiday for him and we are all so grateful for Tea-cup Cottage.

- Jo

To the Tea-Cup team, you are all heroes in my book for taking such good care of my son, Michael. He loves going for his weekend breaks and he is so happy when he comes home to us each Monday.

- Katrina


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