Short Term Accommodation & Assistance (Respite)

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What is Short Term Accommodation & Assistance?

Short Term Accommodation & Assistance (STA) is the title used by the NDIS to replace what was previously referred to as respite or emergency accommodation.

This type of service allows for those times when a participant requires temporary supports that are different from their usual arrangements. There are many different reasons for seeking this type of support but it is designed to benefit both the informal support networks of family or carers and people with a disability. STA can allow you to maintain those close supportive relationships.

Short Term Accommodation & Assistance can assist with unexpected emergencies, housing gaps, transitional periods or allowing primary caregivers and people with a disability the time to temporarily focus on other responsibilities.

What You Can Expect

Gellibrand focuses on you, what you need, what’s important to you and how we can best support you.

Our service is personalised and our extensively trained staff are able to adapt to your support needs, regardless of your length of stay. We work with you to understand your needs and explore all of the options available. Driven by our philosophy of maximizing a person’s control in their lives we have seen social and skill building success stories as individuals were able to take advantage of their new surroundings and opportunities.

We understand the anxiety that can accompany change and we strive to make your experience with us as easy and welcoming as possible.

This support may include short stays in a single unit, group-based accommodation or facilitate the purchase of additional in-home support from our trained support team. Typically this type of support for is used for short periods but we can also negotiate longer term arrangements when necessary.

Our accessible accommodation options come with your own furnished private room and shared communal access to kitchen, dining, lounge and bathroom areas.

Short Term Accommodation & Assistance can also provide you with the opportunity to meet new people and try new experiences as you explore the local community.

Find out More

Short Term Accommodation & Assistance is there to support you with the unexpected challenges and changes in life. Whether it is planned ahead of time or due to an urgent need we will work hard to understand how we can support you to achieve the goals in your plan. We are able to facilitate a smooth and flexible intake process allowing us to provide support in the face of sudden changes.

If you have any questions or would like some guidance with understanding what Short Term Accommodation options are possible under your NDIS package, please don’t hesitate to contact us.