Accommodation Services

MEDIA RELEASE - Solution for Marymead's Accommodation Services - EMBARGOED UNTIL Tuesday 3 October 2 MEDIA RELEASE - Solution for Marymead's Accommodation Services - EMBARGOED UNTIL Tuesday 3 October 2 (380 KB)

Short term accommodation options (respite) are available for children aged five to 12 years (Ricky Stuart House) and for teenagers and young adults (Rose House).

Marymead's staff at Ricky Stuart House, a purpose built, state of the art facility in Chifley ACT, work with children, their families and support networks to ensure a collaborative relationship to achieve outcomes specific to each child.

Ricky Stuart House staff support kids to:

  • Participate in community activities and social outings
  • Engage in activities that enhance health and well-being
  • Develop independence in daily living skills, personal activities, schooling and skill development

Short term accommodation (respite) for teenagers and young adults is provided within Rose House, located in Hume ACT.

The aim is to ensure that each person's stay is enjoyable and has a focus on nurturing independence away from home.

Participants are supported to:

  • Participate in community activities and social outings
  • Engage in activities that enhance health and well-being
  • Develop independence in daily living skills, personal activities, schooling and skill development

Accommodation Services brochure Accommodation Services brochure (888 KB)

FAQs

When is accommodation normally available?
Children can access Ricky Stuart House either by coming for a few hours after school, staying a night or staying a weekend. Accommodation is available dependent upon bookings. Accessing Ricky Stuart House can be discussed with the Accommodation and Services Coordinator or Unit Manager on an individual basis.

Who is eligible?
A child between five and 12 years of age who has an NDIS Plan. Alternatively, private fees can be arranged.

How do families book?
Families can begin by phoning Marymead on 1800 427 920 or 6162 5800 and speaking to one of our Intake Officers to determine your child’s level of need and eligibility.

What are the payment options (NDIS or fee for service) and how does payment work?
Payment can be made through a child’s NDIS plan or fees can be paid privately. Cost will be provided upon request.

What activities occur at Ricky Stuart House and Rose House?
Activities include water play, trampolining, bike riding, sand play, swings, going to a movie, a visit to the Zoo, Questacon, The National Dinosaur Museum, Sensory Room and the Boundless playground and other playgrounds across Canberra such as Kambah Park and Gordon playground.