Short Term Accommodation
Many NDIS Participants are familiar with accessing a respite service. Under the NDIS there is no item listed as ‘respite’, which can cause confusion. The good news is respite is still available and is now called Short Term Accommodation.
No Limits Community Services offer Short Term Accommodation in Victoria and the Northern Territory which is NDIS funded if you have “Short term accommodation and assistance” in your plan.
What is Short-Term Accommodation (STA)?
Short Term Accommodation is accessible for short periods of time when a NDIS participant’s usual supports and/or accommodation cannot be accessed. Short term accommodation offers an opportunity for people with a disability to meet new people and try new activities and allows parents and carers to take a break or focus on other commitments.
STA includes all expenses in a 24-hour period including assistance with daily personal activities, accommodation, food and other activities. No Limits Community Services team will look closely at individual needs including diet and health needs and make every effort to match other people of a similar age with similar interests.
Benefits of Short-Term Accommodation:
- Participants can use this opportunity to take a break from their regular schedules
- Respite is an opportunity to connect with and socialise with new people
- Short Term Accommodation is an opportunity to experience supported independent living.
- 24/7 staff support in the STA house
- The cost for this service will be discussed and agreed with you and/or your representative prior to the admission. The cost will be based on the number of participants staying in the STA property at the time and the level of support you require.
- The cost per night varies for Weekdays (Mon–Fri), Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays.