Our STAA services (Respite)

Giving people with a disability and their families a break from the day-to-day.

What is short term accommodation and assistance (respite)?

In the new NDIS world, Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA) will replace what we typically call respite.

STAA services are a fantastic experience for people with a disability, giving them a chance to meet new people and try new activities. Just like respite, STAA also allows a parent or carer to take a break from their caring role or focus on other commitments.

Our Short Term Accommodation and Assistance services

We make sure that our STAA services are a fantastic experience for people with a disability, giving them a chance to meet new people and try new activities. We also understand the extraordinary commitment that parents and carers make, and we’re here to support you when you need a bit of extra support or ‘back up’.

Our welcoming and well-equipped accommodation allows people with a disability to stay for a day, overnight, a weekend, a holiday, or for a longer periods. We also have centres specifically for children, and those for adults – so visitors are staying with others in their age group.

Our staff will ensure each person’s individual diet, health, education, and other needs are met throughout their stay. We also offer many different activities and outings, and can range from seeing a movie, to having dinner, or playing sport.

Our properties

We have STAA properties across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.

Check out our Short Term Accommodation and Assistance properties which you can choose to stay at.

What does the NDIS fund?

At first it was believed that respite would not be offered under the NDIS, as it was thought to benefit family/carers, rather than the person with a disability.

However, the NDIA now recognises the support of family or carers and under the NDIS, centre based respite services are known as Short Term Accommodation and Assistance.

To access STAA, you need to have funding for this type of support in your NDIS plan. Your funding will include accommodation in a centre or group residence for a short period of time – typically up to 14 days at a time. It will also include your support for self-care, food, and activities.

For longer term arrangements, other options such as Supported Independent Living are likely to be more included in your plan.