Frequently Asked Questions

How would I know if my NDIS plan includes Short Term Accommodation?

Participants can apply for STA in their NDIS plan, however, they may also be able to use Core funding for STA. Your Support Coordinator can help you determine if you can access Short Term Accommodation

Do children's NDIS plans include STA?


What is the main purpose of respite?

The main purpose of respite is to provide temporary relief and support to individuals with disabilities and their primary caregivers. Respite offers a much-needed break from the demands and responsibilities of caregiving, allowing caregivers to recharge, rest, and attend to their own physical, emotional, and social needs.

Respite also benefits individuals with disabilities by offering them the opportunity to experience new environments, engage in social activities, and interact with trained and compassionate support staff. It promotes independence, personal growth, and social inclusion for individuals with disabilities.

How frequently can I take a short term break?

You can take up to a total of 28 days each year, this may be mentioned in your plan. You might decide to have a week every 3 months, a weekend every month or two, or a 2 week break twice a year. You can also use STA for as little as one night if required.

How long can my respite trip be?

This can be anywhere from 1 day to 14 days at a time.

Do I need to plan my STA Respite in advance?

STA can indeed be planned in advance to secure availability, however, unforeseen circumstances may arise and short term accommodation can be booked quickly. Give us a call and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Are support workers provided or do we need to bring our own?

Yes, we do provide support workers if you want a complete break on your own but you are more than welcome to bring your own support worker as well.