Whether it’s for an overnight stay, a longer break or just for the day, Centacare clients are embracing our new and improved Aishling service at Eagleby, northwest of the Gold Coast.
Following a $2.6 million redevelopment, Centacare Aishling provides a new standard in short-stay accommodation that better responds to the hopes and aspirations of children and young people with disabilities. In a peaceful setting, surrounded by natural bushland, our clients enjoy a warm and enriching environment that gives them the support and flexibility they need to work toward their goals.
Service Delivery Manager Craig Lawrence said Aishling was popular with clients who wanted the freedom to exercise more choice in their day-to-day living.
“We have six bedrooms, all of which are comfortably furnished and equipped with private ensuite bathrooms and the very latest technology. The independence and privacy of our clients is carefully balanced with their need for connectivity, with landscaped courtyards, spacious lounge areas and dining areas and quiet nooks providing lots of opportunity for social activities,” said Craig.
Aishling also acts as a hub for clients to participate in a range of learning activities. Every morning the mini-bus picks up clients from their homes. They go shopping, volunteer in the community and enjoy the odd sailing day. Craig said the activities and opportunities on offer are always changing and are designed to promote independence in a safe and supportive environment.
“Everyone contributes when they are at Aishling. This might mean looking after their own belongings and personal hygiene, doing their own washing or helping to prepare and clean up after meals. Our clients look forward to spending time at Aishling. They get to meet new people, try new activities and learn different skills that align to their individual goals”.
To find out more, phone 1300 236 822 or contact your Service Delivery Manager.