Short Term Accommodation (STA)
In addition to the government-funded programs available to support carers, an NDIS participant might use funding in their plan to facilitate respite.
Respite supports participants and their carers by giving carers short breaks from their caring responsibilities. It also gives participants time away from their friends, carers or families.
For a participant, this might mean:
Having a short stay out of home to try new things, make new friends or develop new skills.
Temporary periods of extra personal supports so that the participant can remain at home when families and/or carers are not available
For carers, taking some time off can help them better manage their own health and improve their wellbeing.
And sometimes the unexpected happens. You may have an unexpected change in your circumstance your carer needs respite and or is temporarily unable to look after you. During those times, it is important to have access to safe accommodation where you receive the care you need.