Introducing Yooralla’s new look Respite Accommodation for children and young people

DATE: 4 January 2018

Introducing Yooralla’s new look Respite Accommodation for children and young people

Yooralla has recently renovated its short-term accommodation for children and young people under the age of 18 years old, with high support needs.

Yooralla has recently renovated its short-term accommodation for children and young people in Melbourne’s north. This short-term accommodation is dedicated to supporting children with high support needs under the age of 18 years old.

Yooralla wanted to make sure that our guests thoroughly enjoy their stay - which means parents and carers are able to enjoy their break too. The house has been renovated to make it more warm and welcoming.

Want to take a look? Yooralla has developed a short video that takes you through each room in the house.

The team at the service creates experiences tailored to each guest’s interests. For guests who like music, they can let out their inner pop star with our karaoke machine; if they are interested in arts and crafts, Yooralla has plenty of activities on hand. We also have many sensory experiences, including gardening, and for those who like movies, we can do movie nights (of course with freshly made popcorn!). Plus, there are two Nintendo Wii consoles, so everyone can enjoy the latest games.

This service is an important support for many parents of a young person with disability. One parent whose son has been using Yooralla’s respite service for 7 years said that following about the service.

“I’d be lost without Yooralla’s respite service. It is important for both me and my son. For him is lets him see his friends – we describe it as his ‘holiday house’. While for me, it gives me precious time to recharge my batteries.

“I have great communication with the service and the team. They are like a security blanket for me because I know, that they know my son. And he likes it too because he settles in there well. All his disability needs are catered for – everything from his manual handling profile to his mealtime assistance. The fact that the service is close to Glenroy Specialist School, means that it is short trip for him, and he has classmates stay there as well.”

Read more information about Yooralla’s Respite Accommodation for children and young people.

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