Short term accommodation (STA) & respite
Short term accommodation (STA) and respite
In the NDIS, some people can get funding for short term accommodation (STA), or “respite” accommodation. This NDIS short term accommodation is for up to 28 days of accommodation and assistance.
It usually includes support as well as accommodation. Read more about supported independent living here to see what kind of things might be offered.
NDIS respite accommodation and assistance gives participants and their support network a break from routine.
It might occasionally offer some people help in an emergency or when they are between housing options.
STA is funded in the “core” section of the NDIS budget under “Assistance with Daily Living” (Category 1). Read more about what NDIS says about STA.
If you want NDIS respite accommodation included in your plan, ask your planner or LAC about it in your planning meeting or in your review. Explain to them how it would help you to have this short term accommodation and assistance included in the plan, and take any evidence you have that can help support your request. This evidence might include letters from an allied health professional or even a support coordinator.
There are lots of different NDIS respite options. Some operate in hotels, some are group settings, others are in your own home.
What's special about Thrive365 short term accommodation (STA) and respite?
Thrive365 often have short term accommodation (STA) and assistance available in our properties. We know it can feel scary to come to stay at a new place for the first time, so we always take the time to speak with you and get to know you before you come.
You might also want to come and stay for a few days to see if Thrive365 might be a good fit for your medium term or long term accommodation needs.
We will have respite accommodation available in Brisbane from early 2021.