Respite (Short Term Accommodation)

Discover a world beyond the ordinary with our NDIS Short Term Accommodation (Respite) options. Dive into fresh experiences, connect with vibrant individuals, and explore new talents

Whether you’re seeking adventure or a supportive environment, we’ve got you covered. Embark on a journey of exploration and growth with us today.


If you would like to learn more about NDIS Respite or Short Term Accommodation, head to the NDIS website button below.

Elermore Vale Respite

Empowered Community Services is now offering local respite. Our new house is located at Elermore Vale and is an ideal retreat for individuals seeking a much-needed break, an extended stay or those looking to develop their independent living skills!

Our experienced team is dedicated to creating a respite experience that is anything but ordinary. We prioritise your comfort and well-being, ensuring that your time at Elermore Vale is a memorable experience. 

“My favourite thing about respite is when a participant returns and tells me what a great 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.”

- Paige Hammond

Service Manager

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.


If you would like to learn more about NDIS Respite or Short Term Accommodation, head to the NDIS website below.

Discover an awesome blend of respite and exploration with Empowered Community Services respite services. Our respite services are designed to align with your NDIS goals, whether you’re aiming to venture into new experiences, fortify your abilities, or just need a change from your usual caregivers.

Select a location, and we’ll handle the details. Enjoy a refreshing break while still focusing on your personal growth and NDIS milestones.

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