Grattan House Carlton – Melbourne Accessible Accommodation
Located in Melbourne’s iconic suburb of Carlton, Grattan House – Accessible Accommodation is a short-term accommodation (STA) and is an all-inclusive respite package that is not just about the place you stay at, but about the fun social city trips you get to experience.
Grattan House has 4 x client rooms with 2 x shared accessible bathrooms, living room and kitchen. They also have 4 x support worker rooms, 3 x toilets, a shared laundry and indoor garden space.
If you require a hoist, they have a room that offers this (as well as a hi-lo single bed) in one of the four bedrooms. Please make sure you request this at the time of booking.
If you prefer a double bed, please let them know this preference so they can organise a bigger bed. One of the 4 rooms has a motorised single lift bed. Bathrooms also have the option to use a shower chair/mobile shower and toilet commode for ease of transfer. Grab rails are also included in all bathrooms and toilet rooms. There is also a backdoor entrance for wheelchair users, with plenty of room for side and rear vehicles disembarking, The front of the property has steps.
Dangerous utensils in the kitchen are all locked away and can only be accessed by the support team with a key. They also have a securely locked medication cabinet that is only accessed by the support team. All support workers are given a care plan to better assist and tailor their services to each individual client’s needs and preferences during their stay at Grattan House.
Clients can stay at Grattan House for up to 14 days. If you choose to stay in the respite accommodation, your STA funding will cover the cost of your accommodation, food, activities and supports.
Key accessible features:
- Accessible toilet seat
- Adjustable grab bars
- Beach wheelchair hire nearby
- Carer assistance offered
- Close to hospital
- Disability support provider
- Electric adjustable bed
- Holiday carer
- Hospital bed
- Mobile hoist (for one bedroom that has space for this however the hoist cannot go in to the bathroom. Note this is a share house style respite so this may not suit everyone).)
- NDIS Service Provider
- Off-site disabled parking
- Respite carer
- Shared Accommodation
- Shower chair
- Step-free access
- Step-free shower
- Support worker
- Travel Support Worker
Property/room specifications and equipment hire options listed in the FAQs below.
Please note: Step-free access is at the rear of the building, and a vehicle can access the side conveniently in disembarking. Please see this at the end of the video tour.
Distance to the nearest hospital?
Activities In And Around Carlton’s Grattan House Accessible Accommodation
Regular group activities at Grattan House include:
- Movie Nights
- Karaoke Nights
- Art Therapy Sessions
- Community Trivia and Talent Show Nights
- Board Games Night
- Baking Treats
There are also arts and crafts activities and board games available 24/7 in the shared communal space. They offer different respite-themed stays, such as Relaxing City Escapes, Cafe and Art Culture City Stays, Easter Time, AFL Finals and Sports City Stays, as well as Adventure City Escapes that include a fun scavenger hunt. Please note that your stay at Grattan House can be tailored to your preferences and you can choose what to do from an extensive list of city activities on offer.
For a list of wheelchair-accessible restaurants and cafes in Carlton, CLICK HERE.
Grattan House is just a short walk to iconic Lygon St, public transport, cafés, restaurants, and the beautiful Carlton Gardens, including the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building complex.
Port Melbourne Beach and St Kilda Beach have beach matting and Mobi-Chair floating beach wheelchair hire in the warmer months. Accessible Beaches – City of Port Phillip
Information is current as of 24/10/2023, see councils’ sites for updates.
The Grattan House Carlton – Accessible Accommodation is suitable for events and hoists, and sleepover parties with other NDIS participants. They also have waitlists for respite stays for 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3 supports.
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