Koodjal Cottage

Koodjal Cottage provides accessible long-term and short-term accommodation opportunities for people living with disabilities. The Cottage is a purpose-built building, and each room has its own ensuite. We facilitate Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation (STA) services in the Wheatbelt from Koodjal Cottage. The grounds are beautiful, offering a relaxing and familiar environment.

Koodjal Cottage, located at Killara on Burgoyne Street in Northam, is split evenly to provide four bedrooms for long-term accommodation and another four for short-term stays. Each section features a separate kitchen and living area.

Staying in familiar surroundings has a positive effect on mental well-being and the overall health of individuals. It provides comfort and reassurance for visitors and their families and fosters a strong sense of community belonging. Essential Personnel have experienced staff to support people with all kinds of disabilities, including those with complex needs.

A stay at Koodjal is more than just a respite. It can also be a stepping stone to more independent living, where our staff carefully design activities to help you build your independence.


Accessible Living

Short-term accessible living is available in our four-bedroom facility. Short Term Accommodation (STA) is also often called respite. Koodjal Cottage offers short-term accommodation away from home.

When carers take planned time away, Koodjal Cottage is an ideal short-term accommodation where their family member or friend can be supported by experienced and well-trained staff. How support is provided at Koodjal Cottage will depend on your individual needs. Staying at Koodjal Cottage also includes opportunities to meet new people or explore the area.

Your stay at Koodjal Cottage can also be a chance to have a rest – some respite. Our services provide for emergency and planned respite, and our team is experienced and knowledgeable about catering for a wide range of abilities.




Are you interested in living more independently? Supported Independent Living is for anyone over 18 who wants to gain some independence, choice, and control, but who still wants the security of some support, should they need it.

Koodjal Cottage has multiple bedrooms dedicated to long-term supported independent living. Each of these rooms has its own ensuite. The kitchen and living spaces are shared between long-term and short-term residents, which creates great opportunities to build social connections and have fun together.

We work with you to provide the supports that suit your needs. How we do this will look different for each person but may include support with:
• Household jobs like cleaning the house or weeding the garden
• Personal care needs such as getting out of bed, showering, or other daily activities
• Taking your medications
• Planning and preparing meals so you eat food you like and that’s good for you




If you have a question or would like to find out more about how you can stay at Koodjal Cottage, please contact us.