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Short Term Accommodation (STA)

STA provides temporary care and accommodation for individuals with disabilities, offering a break from their usual living situation.

At Westhaven, we provide Short Term Accommodation (STA) services, formerly known as respite, to adults, children, and young people receiving support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Our STA services offer a flexible and supportive environment for participants to continue receiving their necessary support in planned or unplanned situations.

What is Short Term Accommodation?

Short Term Accommodation, including respite, is a support service that provides temporary accommodation and care for individuals with disabilities when they need to live away from home for a short period. This service is designed to give participants a break from their usual living situation, provide an opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and develop new skills.

Benefits of Short Term Accommodation

Our STA services offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Flexible support options tailored to individual needs and goals
  • Choice of service delivery and times
  • In or out of home respite
  • Community participation or other activities
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Group respite with peers
  • Cultural activities and support
  • Overnight, short-term placement, or daytime respite in a Westhaven property with experienced and friendly staff

NDIS Funding for Short Term Accommodation

The NDIS provides funding for Short Term Accommodation, including respite, to support participants and their carers. This funding can be used flexibly, and participants can choose to use their Core budget to access STA services. Generally, the NDIS funds up to 28 days of Short Term Accommodation per year, and participants can use this funding in blocks of up to 14 days at a time or for one weekend a month.

How to Access Short Term Accommodation Services

If you need short-term out-of-home care, talk to your Support Coordinator, Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Partner, or planner. They can help you determine if STA services are suitable for your needs and assist you in accessing this support.
Additional Resources

For more information on using your NDIS plan and accessing Short Term Accommodation services, visit the NDIS website to learn more about:

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