With its indoor climbing wall, a fish tank that takes up half 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, will provide short-term accommodation for children with a disability, including sensory processing support needs and children on the autism spectrum. VMCH Disability Services staff (pictured) recently visited the site where building is well underway and expected to be finished by November.
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.”
If you would like more information about Oasis please call our Disability Support services on 1800 036 377.