What is respite or Short Term Accommodation (STA)?

Short Term Accommodation (STA), sometimes known as respite, is a great opportunity for people living with disability to have a break from their daily routine with the support of highly skilled staff and purpose-built accommodation.

Life Without Barriers’ STA’s are designed to be inclusive and enjoyable places for all short stays. We offer a range of services designed to meet each person's individual needs, while also incorporating engaging activities that build skills to promote independence or connecting with others.

Our priority is ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for every person we support, so that all members of the family can look forward to a visit.

About our centres

You can take a guided tour of our facilities prior to confirming your stay. All our respite and STA centres:

  • Have 24/7 staffing services
  • Provide care for hourly, overnight, day, weekend, holiday or longer period stays
  • Prioritise each individual’s needs, including matching personalities and ages to ensure they enjoy their stay
  • Give participating clients a chance to learn new skills, participate in community activities and make new friends
  • Provide carers a break from their day-to-day care and support in fully staffed, home-like accommodation

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How do I apply for STA?

You can be referred by local coordinators, disability service providers, local community organisations, or your GP. Self-referral is also an option. An individual needs assessment will be completed on application.

Respite rates will be charged as per the NDIS price guide. We can help you understand the STA funding in the NDIS plan.

New South Wales

We offer short term care across New South Wales for children, young people and adults with disability. Our friendly staff accommodate each individual’s needs and requirements, including matching personalities and ages to ensure each participant enjoys their stay. Guests under 18 years old and adult guests are never accommodated at the same time, allowing us to provide meaningful and fun activities for every guest.

Penrith

Penrith is available to both children (7-18) and adults (18+) eligible to receive services through the NDIS.

Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge is available to individuals who are over 18 years of age and eligible to receive services through the NDIS.

Narara

Narara is available to children aged 7- 18 years of age and eligible to receive services through the NDIS.

Jilliby

Jilliby is available to individuals who are over 18 years of age and eligible to receive services through the NDIS.

Bexley

Bexley is available to both children (7-18) and adults (18+) eligible to receive services through the NDIS.

Contact

Get in touch to find out more or book a guided tour.

Western Australia

We have short term centre-based care in the metro Perth area (Clarkson) and in the Kimberley region (Broome), for children, young people and adults with disability.

Clarkson – Miami Lane Respite

Miami Lane Respite is a home situated in Clarkson, purpose built to accommodate up to 6 people, providing 24 hour care to adults with physical or intellectual disability.

Who's eligible

Miami Lane is available to individuals who are over 18 years of age and eligible to receive services through the NDIS.

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Kimberley Region – Broome Respite House

Catering to all ages, the Broome Respite House offers 24/7 staffing services. Guests under 18 years old and adult guests are never accommodated at the same time, allowing us to provide meaningful and fun activities for every guest.

Who's eligible

Broome Respite House is available to individuals of any age who are eligible to receive services through the NDIS.

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Victoria

We have short term centre-based care in Melbourne for adults with a disability.

Watsonia – Devonshire Road Respite

Devonshire Road is available to individuals who are over 18 years of age and eligible to receive services through the NDIS

Contact

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