Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Short Term Accommodation (respite)

Our Short Term Accommodation services are a home away from home for people 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 is a support where someone with a disability has a short stay away from their home. This gives you the chance to try new things, make friends and learn skills. It also gives your family 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 people with a disability across New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT.


Short Term Accommodation at Aruma

Our Short Term Accommodation properties are a home away from home for people with a disability!

A stay with us gives you the chance to meet new people, try new things and recharge. STA means your family or carer can get some time to unwind too. It’s a win-win for you both!

What activities will I get to do?

Like respite, our Short Term Accommodation services can give you the chance to meet new people and try new activities.

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

No matter your age or tastes – there’s something for you.

Chat to us about the different local options.

What support will Aruma provide me?

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

Our staff will also make sure your support needs are met.

This could include:

  • Nutrition
  • Meal planning and cooking
  • Personal care such as showering and dressing
  • Taking medication.

If you prefer not to stay in one of our properties, we can also provide support in your own home.

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

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

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

Does Aruma have Short Term Accommodation services for children and adults?

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

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


NDIS Support Categories

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

If you need longer term accommodation, other options such as Supported Independent Living are more likely to be included in your plan.

Please note: We bill in line with the NDIS Price Guide, which generally increases annually.