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Open Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 1:00pm
Raelene Ensby is the Coordinator
Coffee and Chat Morning Teas
Families of children with special needs are invited to join us at the Office for a cup of coffee & a chat. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and talk to our Family Support Volunteers and Office staff in a relaxed and non-judgmental environment. No RSVP required.
▪ Parent lounge , Children’s Play / TV rooms , Fenced backyard with play equipment
▪ Free tea and coffee
▪ Information brochures and service directories
▪ Caring staff
▪ Meeting room for private discussions
** We are completely wheelchair and pram friendly. ***
The Umbrella Drop-in Lounge is open to any family member of a child with any type of ‘extra needs’, regardless of degree of severity or type of impairment.
The Drop-in Centre’s parent lounge, with free tea and coffee facilities, provides a welcome haven for families needing a willing ear and friendly support, or just a place to relax between appointments or after school drop off.
Family Support Volunteers are all Mums of children with special needs so we understand the issues involved in caring for children with special needs and are available to talk with parents and other family members who visit. We can offer support and provide information to assist in overcoming many of the daily living difficulties that many parents experience. We can help you find information about specific conditions, services, equipment and agencies as well as support groups and entitlements.
There is no charge for these services however we encourage you to become a member in order to receive all the information we distribute – click here for our online membership form
Support Groups Meeting Space
Support groups can make use of the Umbrella Drop-in Centre during weekdays, free of charge, as their meeting place.
If you are interested in using The Umbrella Network as your meeting place please contact us.