All the residents at Waratah Cottage in Baulkham Hills will be able to enjoy the spa thanks to the donation of specialised pool equipment from Waves Aquatic Centre after it was closed for extensive renovations.

The donation of a pool hoist, adult change table and marquees was welcomed by the Warrah Society which manages Waratah Cottage and provides supported independent living services to six residents with a range of disabilities.

A spokesperson from Warrah Society said: “Being able to use the spa will provide real benefit for our residents who have various physical as well as intellectual disabilities. The therapeutic benefits of accessing this spa will be numerous and we are certain that our residents will enjoy this very much,”

Situated in the back garden of the group home and surrounded by a glass pool safety fence, the spa has not been able to be used by everyone due to access issues, which will now be resolved with the generous donation of the hoist.

“The garden setting and open space is a beautiful location for our residents to enjoy the benefits of the spa and we are looking forward to everyone being able to relax,” she said.

“Warrah Society and particularly Waratah Cottage are incredibly grateful for this thoughtful donation from Waves because of the expense of purchasing one of these. We have been planning for increasing the accessibility of the spa for some time, but this donation has made it happen very quickly.”.

As well as the spa and back garden, Waratah Cottage also features two beautiful deck spaces for the enjoyment of the residents. Run by Warrah Society and staffed 24/7 by highly trained and dedicated caregivers, the residents are encouraged to live their lives according to their needs and aspirations.

Warrah Society, inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, is a not-for-profit (registered charity) organisation offering quality support for adults and children with disabilities.

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