Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Short Term Accommodation for children (respite)

Our Short Term Accommodation services are a home away from home for children with a disability.

What is Short Term Accommodation (STA)?

Under the NDIS, STA replaces what used to be called respite for people with a disability.

STA for children is a support where a child with a disability has a short stay away from home, giving them the chance to try new things, make friends and learn valuable skills.

It also gives parents or carers a short break from their caring role.


Aruma’s Short Term Accommodation properties

At Aruma, we have a number of welcoming STA properties for children with a disability across across New South Wales and Victoria.


Short Term Accommodation at Aruma

Our Short Term Accommodation properties are a home away from home for your child!

A stay with us gives your child the chance to meet new people, try new things and gain more independence. STA means you can get some time to unwind too.

It’s a win-win for you both!

What activities will they get to do?

Like respite, our Short Term Accommodation services can give your child a chance to meet new people and try new activities.

This can be seeing the latest movie, going to the beach, checking out a local attraction, or playing their favourite sport.

No matter their hobbies – there’s something for them.

Chat to us about the different local options.

What support will Aruma provide my child?

All our properties are welcoming and well-equipped for children with a disability.

Our trained staff will also make sure your child’s support needs are met.

This could include:

  • Nutrition
  • Personal care such as showering and dressing
  • Taking medication
  • Supports to help manage behaviours of concern

If you prefer your child stays within your own home, we can also provide support for them there.

How long can my child stay in one of Aruma’s properties?

Your child’s funding in your NDIS plan will allow for up to 28 days a year in Short-Term Accommodation.

So, depending on your package they could stay overnight, for a weekend, or for a holiday. It’s up to you!

Does Aruma have Short Term Accommodation services for adults, too?

Yes! We have both services for children and services for adults.

This means your child will be staying with others who are about the same age.

Learn about STA for adults.


NDIS Support Categories

Short Term Accommodation is funded under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life in your child’s NDIS plan.

If your child needs longer term accommodation, other options such as Out-of-Home-Care are available.