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The Tea-cup Cottage: Disability Support Services

Respite Care Locations

Tea-cup Cottage offers respite care for people with disability in three beautiful locations in Birkdale and Capalaba on Brisbane’s bayside.

Cubby House in Birkdale is set on 1.6 hectares and offers a safe, playful and scenic environment for children to enjoy. A secure and private space for children with disability to play, learn and grow, Cubby House has so much for little ones to do.

Potter’s Nest in Birkdale is a wheelchair-accessible home designed for people aged over 18 with disability. A spacious and relaxing private retreat, Potter’s Nest is well-appointed with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

The Bean in Capalaba is a comfortable, spacious home set on a quarter acre block for young adults aged under 18. This wheelchair-friendly space is perfect for guests with physical, intellectual and complex needs.

To find out more about our respite care locations in Brisbane’s bayside, call us on 1800 832 287 or email

What is respite care for people with disability?

Respite care, also known as short-term accommodation, is an opportunity for people with disability and their carers to take a break from their daily routine.

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.

Respite also allows carers and parents to take some time for themselves – to enjoy a short break from their usual carer duties while knowing that their loved one is happy and safe.

It can be hard to take a break from your caring duties, especially when you’re looking after a child or young adult with a disability, but respite care is good for both yourself and your loved one. Caring can be stressful and emotionally draining at times, so taking a break can help you to recharge your batteries and allows your child to try new experiences within a safe environment.

The length of stays in respite care can vary between a few hours, overnight and even up to a few weeks. The NDIS defines short-term respite accommodation as up to 2 weeks and medium-term as above 2 weeks.

About Tea-cup Cottage respite care locations

Respite care at one of Tea-cup Cottages three Bayside locations is like a home away from home for both children and adults with a 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 respite care locations are Disability Approved for both respite and emergency respite 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 provide the most appropriate respite 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 respite care locations and make a booking today

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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 Teacup and your staff.

- Margaret

I didn’t realise how a little break from our family could make Sam so happy. It wasn’t just respite for us but a little holiday for him and we are all so grateful for Teacup 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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