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Fernlea House in Emerald was established by the community to address an identified Fernlea Houselocal need. It is an actual house, located in a 1/3 of an acre of cottage like gardens on the Emerald Monbulk Road.

The house has been renovated to standards for disability and frail guests.

Fernlea House provides respite for carers of people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Guests are cared for by trained staff and volunteers in a home-like environment.

A chef prepares morning tea and lunch each day for the guests, who appreciate greatly the quality and variety of food on offer.

Chef“The food is great, the chef is great. I love coming here every week and being spoiled. It makes me forget everything else going on and being sick” (Guest comments)

In October 2013 a new venture called Fernlea in the South East opened at Shanagolden Aged Care Facility in Berwick to meet the needs of the population in the South East Region. Guests are welcomed on Fridays and enjoy the same professional care, companionship and hospitality as at Fernlea House in Emerald.

Members of Fernlea House Inc. pay a small annual fee to demonstrate their support and receive a quarterly Friends of Fernlea Newsletter. Members are invited to the AGM and can also be recruited on to the Committee of Management.

Fernlea HouseTo become a member, complete a membership form and either send it back via email, drop it into the house, or post back. Payment details are on the form.

Members are vital to the ongoing support of Fernlea House, so please encourage your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to become new members or renew their annual membership.

“Although it is only a small contribution, I feel that by being a member of Fernlea I am helping at least a little bit” (members quote)


Fernlea HouseVolunteering

Staff are the heart of Fernlea House but it is the volunteers who are the arms and legs of Fernlea. Go to the Volunteer or page to find out more information and details of how to apply.

Smiling is infectious - Joy to share people’s news and spoil them a bit - Lots of laughter

 


Fernlea House is an independent, community-based organisation

Fernlea House provides respite for carers of people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Guests are cared for by trained staff and volunteers in a home-like environment.
We are currently raising funds for a much needed People Mover to be able to transport our guests to and from their homes in comfort.

You can always ring and check out availability of places.