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Respite Care

NDIS Short Term Accommodation (STA) - Your Home Away From Home

We provide a home away from home for people receiving disability and mental health support. We offer flexible and tailored accommodation choices to your individual needs. 

Our short-term accommodation (respite) supports people with disability to live independently, while taking a break from family or those that care for them. Breaks can be overnight, for a weekend or for a few weeks. 

Our staff ensure guests are safe, supported and their goals are met. Daily activities are planned to keep our guests stimulated and entertained. These may include walks to the park, attending local events, eating out and gardening.

Challenge is also fully VOOHC registered. 

While You're With Us

We recognise that you are unique and may have specific needs. Your stay will be planned based on your individual needs and goals. During a stay, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, discover new activities and develop your hobbies. 

To ensure that our staff understand your needs, prior to the stay you will be invited to visit our respite home to ensure the fit is right. 

What is Short Term Accommodation or Respite Care?

Short Term Accommodation, including respite, is funding for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home. It covers the cost of your care in another place for up to 14 days at a time. You might have a short stay with other people, or by yourself. It’s often funded when your usual carers aren’t available, or for you to try new things. Find out more from NDIS. 

Who can access Respite?

Any person who has NDIS funding and can be supported in a group environment can access our respite services. It is available to children from seven to 17-years-old and adults from 18-years-old. 

Types of Respite Care Available

Short Overnight Stays

We provide the opportunity for a weekend away from home in one of our safe, comfortable, and accessible respite homes. Stay for one night or multiple nights. Join in fun activities in the community, supported by our experienced and qualified staff.

Short Term Accessible Accommodation (STA)

We can provide short term accommodation so you can take a break from your normal routine or give a carer some time to rest and recharge. Our experienced and qualified staff will support you with doing the things you want during your stay. Our short-term accessible accommodation is also available to those who need to rehabilitate after major surgery or injury before returning home.

Medium Term Accessible Accommodation (MTA)

If you are waiting for long term accessible accommodation, we can provide a medium-term solution that meets your support needs for a short defined period.
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