“Mary’s Place” and “The Cottage” are SAFC houses which are both located in a friendly neighbourhood in the Inner West of Sydney. Our houses are used for both individual and group activities. They are fully furnished, warm and friendly homes with a wide range of play equipment and activities to entertain children. Both houses can also accommodate children for overnight stays.
Families may choose for support workers to take their child to “Mary’s Place” or “The Cottage” where they can take full advantage of the facilities on offer including art, craft, sports equipment, outdoor play equipment, musical instruments, TV, DVD player, PlayStation and more.
“Mary’s Place” and “The Cottage” also act as meeting places for many of our group activities. They provide a secure and central location with plenty of entertainment, where staff and families can meet and interact at the beginning and end of each day. Various activities are also based at the houses as part of these group days.
(Services provided at our houses, including overnight accommodation, are claimable under NDIS Core Supports)
We were never going to attempt overnight respite anywhere other than at Mary’s Place. [our son] is so familiar with the house and the staff. Everyone at St. Anthony’s is always acting in his best interests and he obviously feels very loved and very comfortable there. We didn’t know what a fortuitous decision we were making all those years ago when he first went to Day Care.