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Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Cosy Cottage - Facility Respite

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type



Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

To access this service you must be referred by your DSS NASC or Oranga Tamariki.


CBCT delivers respite services for eligible children and young people who are funded by Disability Support Services (DSS) or Oranga Tamariki. This facility has the capacity to accommodate up to four people and is staffed 24 hours a day. This service also has a vehicle and can take people to their school or usual day time activity if needed.

Sometimes family members need a break from each other and CBCT provides an environment for this to happen.

The Cosy Cottage respite service is tailored to meet the child/young person’s individual needs. Care is provided by staff who understand and can respond to specific age and disability requirements.

Before being accepted into the respite service based at Cosy Cottage, the child/young person will need to be referred by either DSS (Disability Support Services) or Oranga Tamariki.

The service offers:

  • Flexibility so families/whānau can access respite as needed.
  • A person-centred approach which is developmentally and age appropriate.
  • Support to build and strengthen relationships between residents, their family/whānau/carer and communities.
  • A collaborative approach with family/whānau and all services involved in supporting the child/young person.
  • A suitably qualified and experienced Service Leader who will aim to optimise the stay and ensure that staff follow best practice in the service that they provide.

The home offers:

  • A welcoming home-like environment which is safe, secure and comfortable.
  • Staffing 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • The ability to continue to participate within existing community and educational networks.

Contact Details

336 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

336 South Road
Otago 9012

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Street Address

336 South Road
Otago 9012

Postal Address

PO Box 3059
Dunedin 9045

This page was last updated at 3:37PM on October 12, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust.