Our connection to the land provides a place for growth and wellness. Caring for self and others further promotes good health and happiness. Through sharing we can find fulfilment and purpose. When any one of these ingredients is missing our wellbeing becomes threatened. Short term supported accommodation is provided for adult people with disabilities at Curlew Cottage in Dungog, with rural outlook.
What is STA
About Curlew Cottage
Participants are likely to have a number of days where their support arrangements will be different. These are non-typical days and may include funding to provide replacement support, or respite, in group based facility or in home support. Evidence from consultations to date indicates that support can generally fall into one of three levels:
Between the equivalent of 7 and 14 days per year: where the family provides support most days. This support is provided to the participant so that the informal carers can attend key activities relevant to other members of the family.
Between the equivalent of 14 and 28 days per year: where respite is a strategy to build capabilities for independence.
No more than the equivalent of 28 days per year: where the family provides support most days and informal care is at risk of not being able to be sustained due to severe behavioural issues or where the person requires intensive informal support.
These supports will be funded over a standard 24 hour period and participants or nominees will be able to choose how and when they use this funding in relation to weekdays, weekends or public holidays.
Situated in the beautiful town of Dungog, southern gateway to the Barrington Tops. The best of rural life is here! In all seasons, the views of rolling hills surrounding the town and the mountains and forests in the distance are breathtaking. As our guests you have access to all of Curlew as we have living space behind the cottage. Walking distance to pubs, clubs, cafes and shops. Day trips to the farm can be arranged. Every participant has a private room.
Living or taking a break in a lovely location is important for all of us! Learning about new things, developing new skills, exploring a beautiful environment, making new friends and broadening our horizons makes life exciting and full of promise.
All supports and wellness plans created and overseen by our registered AHPRA Clinicians
Accommodation focused on Wellness
Non active sleepover support
All home cooked meals [breakfast/morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea/dinner/dessert]
Any events/markets/activity costs/transport during stay included
When staying at Curlew Cottage, your YBW support worker can bring you over to Green Acres farm for a day visit and exploration.
We can include Pickup and drop off transport inclusive of rate [pickup/drop off times are negotiated to reflect this].