There are times when family members or providers are unavailable or simply need a break from their daily duties. Short Term Accommodation (STA) is a type of support provided by the NDIS to a person with a disability who requires temporary housing and assistance with daily tasks. This can include accommodation for up to 14 days, although some may offer longer stays.
The purpose of STA NDIS is to provide individuals with a comfortable and safe environment while they transition between permanent living arrangements or receive additional support during times of crisis. This may be due to changes in their care, respite for carers or family members, and when other accommodations are unavailable.
Who can access Short Term Accommodation (STA)?
To access STA, you must have an NDIS plan that includes funding for this type of accommodation. This means that if you’re eligible for the NDIS, you may be able to receive funding to cover the cost of your STA accommodation. An NDIS planner will determine whether STA meets your needs during your planning meeting. They will consider factors such as your goals, current living situation, and support needs.
Not everyone with an NDIS plan is eligible for STA. The decision depends on each participant’s circumstances and preferences. However, it can provide much-needed temporary assistance for those who require additional help due to unforeseen circumstances or changes in support arrangements. Accessing shortterm accommodation through the NDIS can be a helpful resource for participants seeking temporary assistance during challenging periods in their lives.
What Is included in STA?
STA is a support option provided by NDIS for people living with disabilities who need temporary accommodation and support. This includes:
Families of participants can also receive respite during this period when they do not have primary caregiving responsibilities. Short-term accommodation provides individuals with necessary support while giving them greater independence in their daily lives.