NDIS Respite Care and Short Term Accommodation (STA) Services in Melbourne

NDIS funding focuses on respite care and short term accommodation to relieve participants and their carers from the monotony of daily routine. NDIS recognises the importance of taking a break now and then to maintain the health of caregivers. Based on the eligibility, most NDIS plans will include funding for short term accommodation of 28 days/year and they can choose to use it in varying intervals.

Our NDIS clients can decide to spend these days over certain weekends or a 14-day break twice a year, whichever is convenient for them and their families. At Josh Care, we offer a wide range of NDIS support services to help our clients lead independent and fulfilling lives while achieving their individual goals.

Respite Care Services

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is a short-term and temporary helping service that you can take advantage of when you as a carer need some time off. The person who takes care of an individual with a disability on a daily basis also deserves time to rest. This is where respite care at Josh Care comes to the rescue. You can choose a friend, family member, a paid support worker, or a volunteer to take care of your loved ones at that time.

Respite care services offer housing accommodation for varied time frames and also provide in-house help whenever our participants need it. They can stay there for a couple of hours, a day, over the weekend, or even as a short-term vacation. Respite services will let them step out of their usual routine and meet new people to engage in community activities.

What is Short Term Accommodation?

NDIS short term accommodation is designed to support NDIS clients while they are staying away from home for a short period. This is a beneficial service when their caregivers are not around or need rest.

The carers will be able to take a break and have the much-needed personal time while an individual with a disability can try out new things and make new friends. We will cover things like food, stay, and personal care along with a few community activities in our short term accommodation.

What Does NDIS Short Term Accommodation (STA) Service Include?

NDIS short term accommodation is a form of respite home that will allow both participants and their caregiver to spend time doing the activities that bring them joy. Respite care providers offer them a supportive environment where they can experience new things while living away from home. Here are a few things they get when you choose NDIS Short Term Accommodation (STA) services.

  • One-on-one assistance: A support worker who will provide one-on-one care for a short period that suits your needs and preferences.
  • Customised stay: Clients can choose shared STA to stay overnight or over the weekend where these facility-based services align with your requirements.
  • Group short term accommodation: This allows individuals with disabilities to be with people of similar interests where they can enjoy participating in group activities together.
  • In-house service: For a person with high support needs, they can choose to get support services in the comfort of the home based on the intensity of their disability.
  • Group activities: This is aimed at capacity building such as day trips, art sessions, and group fitness activities.

How Does NDIS Fund the Short Term Accommodation?

Usually, NDIS plan will include funding for short term accommodation. Participants can consult with our expert NDIS short term accommodation providers to apply for specialist disability accommodation and get additional support to suit their needs.

Who Gets to Choose Short Term Accommodation?

Short term accommodation should not be intended for holidays. It should genuinely serve a purpose and the support must help people with disabilities achieve some goals. Following are the examples of individuals who can receive this facility:

  • The participant with high support needs and whose carer needs a break
  • An Individual who wants to get away from their usual social network and build independence
  • The clients who want to actively participate in community activities and build new friendships

Benefits of Short Term Accommodation

  • Round-the-clock specialised support

  • Personal hygiene and care

  • Medications

  • Community activities

  • Meet new people and build new friendships

  • Enjoy the change of location

  • Stepping out of your comfort zone

  • Explore new things

  • Time to recharge and de-stress

  • Improved Independence

How to Find the Best Respite Care Facility in Melbourne?

Finding the right respite care provider can be a tedious journey. There is nothing to worry about as you have reached the right place searching for it. At Josh Care, we are a registered NDIS short term accommodation provider with services like personalised support, respite care for the elderly, day centres, community access, and much more. We offer only the best quality services as we aim to provide you with the utmost satisfaction.

With our excellent services, you will be ensured that every penny of your NDIS plan will be put to the best use to get everything that you want. You also need not stress if you don’t have a NDIS plan yet.

Our team of professionals will thoroughly assess your disability and help you with all the necessary information about your eligibility. Moreover, they also guide you with the application process to get the required NDIS service. We will then figure out a way to include the activities that you enjoy in your plan.

Josh Care works with a friendly support provider so that you can talk to us comfortably. Call us on 03 9835 1923 or feel free to email us at samoei@joshcare.com  to get a free quote or to know more about our range of services. Our professionals will help you understand the entire process even if you are new to the NDIS plan and funding. Reach out to us to get the best NDIS support services in Lynbrook and Melbourne.


In most cases, NDIS short term accommodation or respite care will be funded for 28 days in a year which you can use in a block of up to 14 days at a stretch. You will have the freedom to choose the intervals in which you want to use those services.

Funding varies from one participant to another based on different factors. Your STA funding will depend on why want the service and how much aid you will need while you stay there. You will have to provide suitable documentation that supports your claims. Our support coordinator will guide you in detail on this topic.

STA in general is funded for a group service. You will have to provide evidence of your disability requiring you to get a high level of individual support. Moreover, you will have to come up with the best way to utilise your NDIS budget to achieve your goals.

STA funding will be provided only when you meet certain criteria and present the documents like a letter of your informal support explaining why they need this break or formal documentation from your doctor.

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