23 Sep 2020

Centre based respite at Xavier Place

Centre based respite at Xavier Place

Xavier Place, is our 6 bed, purpose built respite centre located in the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly. We support children and young people with disability to:

  • Have some time out and take a break from their daily routine
  • Meet new friends with similar interests and enjoy different activities
  • Experience some independence outside of their family home

Xavier Place also provides the family and full-time carers of our guests with the opportunity to recharge and take some time for themselves and to focus on work or study or other family responsibilities.

Staying at Xavier Place

Xavier Place, is fully-accessible and purpose-built to support children, teenagers and young people with complex physical disabilities. Each of our six bedrooms is equipped with a hi-lo bed and ceiling hoist. We provide a comfortable and supportive environment with a sensory room, an open-plan communal eating and living area, and outdoor activity area and quiet spaces both indoors and outdoors.  

Located in the heart of the up-and-coming suburb of Yeerongpilly, Xavier Place is perfectly located for outings into the community.

Some of the ways that we support children and young people at Xavier Place have changed and will continue to change following directives from Queensland Health in response to COVID-19.

What’s on in Yeerongpilly?

Located at the entrance to Yeerongpilly Green, there is lots to be explored in our neighbourhood! During COVID-19, all outings adhere to the current advice from our health departments in the best interest of the safety of our guests and the Xavier Place team. Outings into the community happen with our trained Support Workers and are coordinated with parents.

We’re located close by Yeerongpilly’s shopping and eating precinct and surrounded by lovely parks and green spaces. We’re also easy wheeling distance from the Brisbane Tennis Centre and two major train stations.

The Xavier Place team

Our Coordinator Cheryl, is on-site full-time at Xavier Place and looks after the day-to-day running of our centre, our guests and their families. We run over-night wake and sleep shifts and our Support Workers are training by our Registered Nurses and Occupational Therapists. We also have a Registered Nurse on call. While your child receives the quality of care they need to meet their complex needs, we also work hard to make Xavier Place a fun environment where our guests will feel comfortable and have a good time with their friends.

The benefits of centre based respite

Centre-based respite has many benefits for our guests:

  • Take part in fun age and ability appropriate activities
  • Develop social skills
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Connect with old friends
  • Build confidence and independence
  • Learn new skills
  • Experience new things and new places

Funding information

A stay at Xavier Place can be paid for using funding from your child’s NDIS plan. The funding category is Short Term Accommodation and Assistance. If you don’t have Short Term Accommodation and Assistance funding in your child’s plan you can request it and your request will be assessed to determine whether it is reasonable and necessary.

You can request funding for Short Term Accommodation and Assistance at your planning meeting or your plan review. To support your request, prepare the following information for the amount of respite that you are asking for:

  • If respite care has been used in the last 12 months, record the number of nights that respite care has been used
  • If your child hasn’t used respite care before, work out how many days you would like to request in the 12 month plan period and when you need them. You will then be able to work out the funds required based on the NDIS Price Guide
  • You will need to define the goals associated with the support required.

Further information

For further information on Xavier Place, short term accommodation and respite for children and young people with complex disability, please give us a call on 1800 XAVIER or visit the Xavier Place page.