Take a break and relax at Northcott’s Respite House in Blacktown.
Our centre-based respite services provide specialist support and care for people with disability, offering a weekend away for adults with disability in a supportive, friendly and comfortable environment. This fully-equipped, accessible, single storey property offers a comfortable environment where you can relax and have fun while building independence in an accessible home away from home.
The Blacktown Respite House offers two generous-sized indoor living areas and 2 outdoor entertaining areas and a generous-sized backyard. This secure property is also a short distance to local cafes and parks such as Fairwater Park or Blacktown Showground.
Guests will have the opportunity to choose from a range of programs to participate in, including in house activities, skill development programs and community access programs.
If you are a carer, you will have the opportunity to take a break, being assured that your loved one will be in the very best of care.
Lifestyle benefits of the property
- Build your independence
- Enjoy in-house activities
- Stay close to the local retail centre and parks
- Receive support from friendly, experienced staff
Features of the property
- Fully accessible bedrooms and bathrooms
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Ducted air-conditioning/heating
- Outdoor entertaining area with BBQ and seating
- Wi-Fi and TV with access to gaming consoles and Foxtel in main living area
Special features and equipment available
- Adjustable electric beds
- Bathroom grab rails
- Handheld showers
- Shower bed and chair
- Hoists and slings
When you talk to your NDIS planner, they will use the following terms to describe the funding that can be used to purchase our centre-based respite services.
|Short Term Accommodation and Assistance|
|Assistance with Self-Care Activities in a STA|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why would I want to use SSL centre-based respite services?
If you are the carer of someone with a disability, you might be looking for a break from your caring role, but need the assurance that your loved one will have high quality care.
You may be an individual that needs short-term respite accommodation while you are rehabilitating after a major operation or accident.
Can I book in for a short overnight stay?
Yes, you can have respite care as short as one night’s stay. We provide the opportunity for short-term respite for weekend stays, one night or multiple nights.
Do you provide short-term respite accommodation?
Yes, we can provide short-term respite to give carers of young children or adults with a disability, some time to rest and recharge.
How will you support my child with a disability?
Our SSL centre-based respite services can be catered to each individual with a disability, as we recognise that each individual has unique needs and stays will be planned based on those needs and wants.
How do I know if I have the right funding for respite care?
We recommend you meet with a Northcott Plan Advisor who can assist and discuss your goals and what you hope to achieve during your respite. Centre-based respite can be paid for using funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), iCare, Trust funds, FACS or other sources such as private funds.