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Short Term Accommation under NDIS – All you need to know

NDIS Short-term Accommodation

Short term accommodation in simple terms is providing you with care and respite for a limited time of upto 14 days. It should be noted that there are certain terms that need to be considered to get the funding from NDIS approved. 

Additionally, short term accommodation helps you to get exposed to new chores away from your home and can be a potential help to develop and increase your skills. Most importantly, the respite provided through NDIS short term accommodation fund will also enable you to recover and help you become less dependent for support.

What is respite care? 

Short term accommodation, including respite, provides you and your carers a relief from usual chores and helps you to do extraordinary things away from home along with other participants of the respite care.

 Below are the things you can expect from NDIS respite care: 

  • Gives you help and care to strengthen your independence 
  • Provides a short break away from home for you and your informal support Short break from caring
  • Enable you to develop new skills, learn fresh knowledge and make new friends to keep in touch withSkill Development
  • Access to personal care and support whenever required Disability Personal Care
  • Timely food served 
  • Various activities to give you a heads up and enjoy the process 

Usually, NDIS provider funds upto 28 days of short term accommodation per year, however, you can use those access funds as per your requirements. Eg: 2 weeks at a time or 1 weekend every month. 

Who is eligible for respite care funding? 

The initiative of NDIS on short term accommodation including respite does not approve of funds if your requirement is for long term and for reasons that nullifies the requirement criteria for this fund.

Besides, respite care funding can prove valuable for those who meet the criteria. NDIS approved respite care fund if: 

  • Participant funding requirement is related to his/her disability 
  • Informal carers or family  can take care of the participant for long term 
  • you do not require much support in the future 
  • you can benefit of maintaining functional capacity 
  • It enhances your ability to do more activities without deep support

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What can you achieve with respite care funding? 

Respite care funding can be an excellent initiative for you if it is used with care and for the purpose of achieving the goals. For instance, it can help you to increase your social abilities, develop new and profound skills, moving a step ahead for independent caregiving, which in return results in relief for informal carers. 

Furthermore, the fund not only gives a short break from the caring role, but also looks after the basic needs of yours from the fund allotted in conjunction with respite care. 

What is emergency respite? 

Emergency can occur anytime and it does not knock at the door before arriving. The carers might have to leave the home immediately due to emergency situations that cannot be ignored. 

It should be also noted that respite care is short term and goal oriented and can help the participant in a journey to independence.

However, emergency respite can be availed when the informal carer is bound to be somewhere else for an emergency situation that arises suddenly. 


NDIS short term accommodation or respite care is a potential funding that can enable the participant who is disabled to stay in respite away from home and is exposed to socialising, skill developing and the journey towards independence.

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