Teresa Lee-Winser

“This is the place I want to be”

Teresa Lee-Winser had not experienced a proper holiday in over a decade after sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI). But seeing an ad for Sargood on Collaroy in ParaQuad News has opened up new possibilities for Teresa and her family.

“After seeing the ad for Sargood on Collaroy, I organised a three day stay with my daughter and carer to see what the resort was all about. I was able to stay at the resort thanks to my NDIS package. I was very pleasantly surprised and can say with confidence that Sargood on Collaroy exceeded my highest expectations. My very short time at the resort allowed me to share positive experiences with my daughter, Jazmin.”

While Sargood on Collaroy’s trained staff can assist guests with a range of recreational activities, such as archery, surfing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, cycling, golfing and snorkelling, simply swimming in the ocean was a moment Teresa won’t forget.

“Going swimming in the ocean was indescribable. The Sargood on Collaroy staff let me enjoy the water for as long as I wanted. They cared that I took my time and that I was enjoying myself.”

Following her trip with Jazmin, Teresa returned to Sargood on Collaroy for a 10 day stay with her husband.

“For the first time in 10 years, my husband and I were able to take a proper break, utilising an accommodation package at Sargood on Collaroy. Not only did I have the freedom to move around and take advantage of an endless list of activities, but it was a chance for us to spend time as a couple without worry or stress.

“My son lives in Sydney so staying at the resort also provides me with the perfect opportunity to catch up with him and his family. When I first visited Sargood on Collaroy, we were able to enjoy time together at the resort’s sunset drinks on the terrace.”

While Sargood on Collaroy goes above and beyond to offer every possible outdoor activity, it caters for all guests and their interests.

“While my husband and I do enjoy kayaking and outdoor activities, I really enjoyed their art program. Being able to do quilting and spend time with other likeminded people means I can enhance my skills that I already have.”

Teresa is passionate about raising awareness of Sargood on Collaroy and educating other Australians with SCI that they can also visit this world class resort via their NDIS packages.

“I would not have been able to book a respite accommodation holiday package without the NDIS.

“For me, this is the place I want to be and where I want to use my respite accommodation NDIS package. It is an opportunity to use this support so I can spend quality time with my family without having to worry about any access issues.”