Short Term Accommodation
It is a support category that is often misunderstood. It is respite care that is designed to provide both you and your informal support a much-desired break. It supports you in several ways. Firstly, you can expect a change of environment and a welcome break from the routine. Secondly, your informal support also gets a break by having some time for themselves.
Short-term accommodation and assistance go beyond the accommodation as it involves the support you receive while staying there. For example, we allow you to share a support worker with other guests and, in turn, help you give more value for money.
Therefore, it is NDIS funding for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home, covering all the costs for up to 14 days at a time.
You have the option of having this with other people, or all by yourself.
How does the NDIS fund Short Term Accommodation?
This funding for Short Term Accommodation falls under the Core Support Category – ‘Assistance with Daily Living’ (Category 1).
The amount of funding you are eligible for will depend on your requirements of the support level. As a rule, the more support you receive from your informal network, the more breaks may be required for the carer throughout the year. Hence more funding under this category.