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Short term accommodation

Short term accommodation

Short term accommodation (STA) , including respite, is NDIS funding for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home.

It covers the cost of your care in another place for up to 14 days at a time. You might have a short stay with other people, or by yourself.

It’s often funded when your usual carers aren’t available, or for you to try new things.

STA funding can be used for respite to support you and your carers. This gives your carers a short break from their caring role.

Sometimes a short stay away from home:

  • gives you the chance to try new things
  • can be a place to make new friends or develop new skills
  • may help to maintain your current living situation by giving your informal supports a break.

Short term accommodation may suit your needs if your usual support network isn’t available for a short period. 

Short term accommodation includes:

  • personal care
  • accommodation
  • food
  • activities you and the provider agree to.

The NDIS usually funds up to 28 days of short-term accommodation per year. You can use your (STA funding flexibly. For example, you might want to use it in a block of up to 14 days at a time or for one weekend a month).

Generally funding is for a group price, unless there is evidence you require individual support because of your disability. This means you may share supports with other people unless you need individual support because of your disability.

If you already have funding in your core budget, you can use this for STA

You can choose to use your core budget on a range of supports like STA to suit your needs. You should think about the best way to use your budget to pursue the goals in your plan.

The NDIS may fund other supports if you need longer-term accommodation support. For example, they might fund medium term accommodation (MTA) or other supports depending on your needs.

If you would like to know about the STA options available, please complete the form below and someone will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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