"Providing a great alternative to traditional respite''

Halloween in Queensland

Ability Fest Melbourne

Gold Coast Theme Parks

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Supanova Sydney

Vivid Light Festival

Melbourne Zoo

Moreton Island Cruise

Great Barrier Reef

Halloween @ Port Macquarie

Summer Bay (Home and Away)

“My favourite thing about this role is when a Participant returns from their short stay and tells me what an amazing time they had. Then, I get to go through all the incredible photos and put together the photo books, knowing that they will have these memories forever. Empowered short stays are unique and cater to the individual needs of each Participant, so, the Participant can let me know where they want to go and what they want to do.”

Paige Hammond

Respite Coordinator

How is respite funded?

We often get asked by participants and stakeholders how short stays are funded under the NDIS. Short stays fall under the short-term accommodation line item (This comes from the Core Budget in a Participants NDIS Plan). 

The NDIS price guide defines the short-term accommodation line item as “Integrated support for self-care, accommodation, food & activities in a centre or group residence for short periods”. This line item can be used flexibly over 24 hours to provide accommodation, food & negotiated activities over a short period. A portion of that funding can be used towards a hotel or an Airbnb, activities and going out for a nice meal.

Participants wishing to have a short stay should have a clearly defined goal in their NDIS plan that relates to respite or short-term accommodation. The purpose of the short stay should be included in the plan as part of the participant’s goal.

If you are a participant or a provider and have questions about using this line item, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team would be happy to chat through potential options with you.

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Team Leaders

Participants receiving Community Access and Capacity Building Supports will be assigned a Team Leader. Our Team Leaders can help with tracking participant goals, developing strategies to assist with support, communicating strategies with staff, and developing reports progress reports. Team Leaders will be charged under the Non-face-to-face line item as necessary.

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Participants with more than 20 hours of support per month may be charged an establishment fee when entering the service.