Short Term Accommodation
Under the NDIS, Short Term Accommodation (STA) is temporary supported accommodation for a period of 2-6 weeks and available through the core funding of your NDIS plan. STA replaces what used to be called ‘respite’.
Eligible NDIS participants can access STA for reasons like:
- if you are waiting for home modifications
- if you or a loved one are recovering from an illness
- a change in circumstances, or a crisis situation that puts the person a risk of homelessness or being prematurely placed into an age care facility
Gold Coast - Labrador
Olsen House is a beautiful purpose-built home for children's respite.
It's located a short five minute walk to Harbourtown Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast. It has recently been refurbished and is fully accessible with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sensory room. There is ducted air conditioning throughout the house and close proximity to public transport and all the Gold Coast has to offer.
The backyard is a kid’s paradise with luscious gardens, an in-ground trampoline, sandpit, basketball hoop and play fort with a slide.
Ballina - New South Wales
This modern home is located in the beautiful and peaceful Ballina and could be your home away from home for a short break. It is located in central Ballina and a short trip to the beach, shopping centre, cafes and much more.
Featuring 4 bedrooms with open plan living, dining and kitchen which opens out to a large undercover patio with BBQ facilities. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and equipped with an over bed hoist. All bedrooms are air-conditioned to keep you cool in summer, and warm in winter.
Gold Coast - Carrara
This 5-bedroom home is located in the heart of Carrara, featuring fully accessible bedrooms with walk in robes, air conditioning and ceiling fans. The ensuite bedroom has an accessible bathroom to cater for those that require support with manual handling and use of aids. The large, open plan living, dining and kitchen area opens out to a leafy undercover area that overlooks the pool. There is also an additional lounge room for extra space, if it’s needed.
CPL provides morning and afternoon activities either in the home as well as support to get out into the community. CPL staff are trained to meet the needs of each individual client, and provide support 24 hours a day.
For more information about housing options and how we can support you, please call us on 1800 275 753 or send an online enquiry.
Supported Housing and Independent Living - FAQs
What is the difference between SIL and SDA?
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is the essential support you receive at home, to allow you to live independently. It applies to people with a disability who require access to 24/7 support.
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a type of housing designed for people who have very high support needs and require specialist housing solutions like ceiling hoists, automatic doors and other major physical adjustments to their living space.
How can I get SIL or SDA in my NDIS Plan?
For people who want to apply for SIL or SDA, you will need to have approval from the NDIA to say you are eligible. If you don't have approval yet and would like to get started, give us a call on 1800 275 753 and we will guide you through the steps involved.
What does housing come under on my NDIS Plan?
Depending on what you need, NDIS categories related to housing are "Improved Living Arrangements", "Home Modifications", and "Assistance with Daily Life". This might include specialist housing solutions, equipment for your home, or assistance with household tasks.
For more information, speak to your NDIS planner, or call us on 1800 275 753.
What if I want support in my own home?
We can provide assistance in your own home for as often as you like, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is called in-home support. You can find out more information here: cpl.org.au/disability-services/home-support