Adult and Children Respite House, liverpool NSW 2170


Take a break, relax and unwind at Northcott’s Short Stay (Respite) House, Liverpool – a home away from home. This environment will provide you with great opportunities to make new friends, get involved in fun activities, have some time away from family and build your independence.

Our Specialist Supported Living (SSL) centre-based respite services provide professional support and care for children and adults with disability and complex health needs.

If you are a carer, you will have the chance to take a break, being assured that your loved one will have the very best of care.

The house is fully equipped to provide a safe, accessible and pleasant stay with multiple indoor and outdoor areas. It also offers 24-hour support by committed, qualified and experienced registered nurses and assistant nurses, as well as a range of activity-based programs and a wheelchair accessible vehicle for outings.

Conveniently located, the house is just a short drive from Liverpool CBD, Westfield, Liverpool Hospital, buses and trains.

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Features of the property

  • Ten bedrooms, two bathrooms and two toilets (fully accessible)
  • Fully gated driveway
  • Visitor parking
  • Undercover wheelchair accessible parking
  • Visitors room
  • Two kitchens that open to two dining and living areas
  • Two laundries
  • Indoor sensory space
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Close to shops and public transport

Special features and equipment available

  • Adjustable electric beds
  • Built-in wardrobes
  • Oxygen and suctioning systems
  • Bathroom grab rails
  • Handheld showers
  • Shower bed and chair
  • Hoists and slings
  • Gas BBQ
  • TVs in 5 bedrooms
  • Outdoor wheelchair swing


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Frequently Asked Questions


Who can use the short term respite service?

Our Specialist Supported Living (SSL) centre-based respite services provide specialist support and care for children and adults with disability and complex health needs.

Why would I want to use SSL centre based respite services?

You may want a break, or the opportunity to learn new skills and discover your independence, whilst getting the high quality care you need. Or you may be an individual that needs respite or medium term accommodation while you are rehabilitating after a major operation.

If you are the carer of someone with a disability and complex health needs, you might be looking for a break from your caring role, but need the assurance that your loved one will have high quality care.

How long can I stay for?

It can be a quick overnight stop for an event, a weekend stay, a few nights to have a break, or a few weeks to aid in recovery and rehabilitation. We can assist in figuring out how your funding can best work for you.

How will you support my child in particular if they have a disability and complex health needs?

Our SSL centre based respite services cater to each individual with a disability and complex health needs, both children and adults, 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 Individual Plan Advisor who can assist and discuss your goals and what you hope to achieve during your stay. Short stays (respite) can be paid for using funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), iCare, Trust, FACS or other sources such as private funds. If you are an NDIS Participant, you would be using Short Term Accommodation funding through your Core Supports.

Do you offer medium term accommodation?

Yes, we offer medium term respite to give carers of young children or adults with a disability or complex health needs, some time to rest and recharge. If longer term specialist supported accommodation is required, we can provide a medium term accommodation solution.

Funding Information

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.

  Centre-based respite
Short Term Accommodation and Assistance  
Assistance with Self-Care Activities in a STA

Our care will support people with disability and complex health needs including enteral feeding, CPAP/BiPAP requirements, nebuliser treatment, shallow suctioning, tracheostomy and ventilation care, Supa Pubic Catheter care, complex seizure care and diabetes care.