With its indoor climbing wall, a fish tank that takes up a large part of another wall, a backyard featuring specially designed outdoor play equipment, landscaped garden and a cool cubby house – VMCH’s newest short-term accommodation for children with disability is sure to be a kid’s oasis – just as its name suggests.
Oasis, in Ivanhoe, opens its doors in November and families were recently welcomed to take a tour. The five-bedroom house will provide short-term accommodation for children with a disability, including sensory processing support needs and children on the autism spectrum.
VMCH already runs short-term accommodation services in Melbourne for children at four houses and adults in one house. This new house has been specially designed with features to support children with sensory processing support needs and children on the autism spectrum.
The new and specially designed house can accommodate five children at any one time between 10 to 15 years. VMCH will manage the house and disability support workers will provide support to the children 24-hours-a-day and seven-days-a-week.
VMCH General Manager of Community and Disability Services, David Williamson, said this was an exciting addition VMCH’s short-term accommodation services.
“VMCH is passionate about providing support in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment for children and meeting the needs of families and carers,” he said.
“Oasis is specially designed for children with disability, especially sensory processing support needs, and we’re so excited to be able to offer this to the families we support in the Ivanhoe area.”
Learn more about Oasis or one of our other children’s short-term accommodation houses around Melbourne by calling 1800 798 921.