Short Term Accommodation

Short Term Accommodation

NDIS Short-Term Accommodation (STA) is a support service that provides individuals with disabilities temporary accommodation in a safe and supportive environment. STA can be an option for individuals who require additional support for a short period of time, such as during a transition period or when their usual carer is unavailable.
Short-Term Accommodation can take many forms, including group homes, respite centres, or hotels, depending on an individual’s needs and preferences. During their stay, individuals may receive support with daily activities, such as personal care, meal preparation, and transportation.

The NDIS provides funding for short-term accommodation for eligible participants. To be eligible for NDIS-funded STA, an individual must have it included in their NDIS plan and meet specific criteria, 

The amount of funding available for NDIS-funded STA may vary depending on the individual’s circumstances and the level of support required. The NDIS may also require quotes from multiple providers to ensure the STA is provided at a reasonable cost.

Overall, NDIS Short-Term Accommodation can be an important support option for individuals with disabilities and their carers. It provides a safe and supportive environment, temporary respite, and helps individuals to maintain their independence and wellbeing.

Planned respite

The NDIS provides support and funding for people with disabilities in Australia.
Home modifications are an important part of the NDIS program to help people with
disabilities live independently and safely at home.

1:  This involves arranging respite care in advance for a set period of time, such as a weekend or a few days, to allow the carer to plan for their break.
Respite care can provide numerous benefits for both carers and the person they care for. It can help carers to manage stress and prevent burnout, improve their mental health and well-being, and allow them to take care of their own needs. For the person with a disability, respite care can provide opportunities to socialize and participate in activities outside of their usual routines, while also giving them access to skilled care and support.

2:  In Australia, the NDIS may provide funding for respite care as part of an individual’s NDIS plan. The amount of funding available for respite care will depend on the individual’s needs and circumstances, and will be determined through an assessment process. There are also a range of other respite services available, including government-funded programs and community-based organizations.

The key points of supporting independent living include

Person-centered approach: A person-centered approach is essential to support independent living, which involves recognizing and respecting the unique needs, preferences, and goals of each individual.
Skills training: Providing training and education on life skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and transportation can help individuals develop the skills they need to live independently.
Accessible housing: Accessible and safe housing is an important aspect of supporting independent living. Modifications such as wheelchair ramps, grab bars, and wider doorways can help individuals with disabilities navigate their homes safely and independently.
Assistive technology: Assistive technology such as home automation, smart home devices, and communication aids can help individuals with disabilities to manage their daily activities independently.
Community resources: Access to community resources such as healthcare, transportation, employment support, and social and recreational activities can help individuals with disabilities to connect with their community, build relationships, and engage in meaningful activities.

Overall, supporting independent living involves a multifaceted approach that addresses the unique needs and challenges of each individual, and provides them with the resources and support they need to live as independently and fully as possible.