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 and Assistance?

Under the NDIS, Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA) replaces what used to be called respite for people with a disability.

Short Term Accommodation and Assistance can be both:

  • A short stay in a property with other people
  • Additional support in your own home.

Aruma’s Short Term Accommodation properties

At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), we have a number of welcoming Short Term Accommodation properties for people with a disability across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.

All our properties are close to local beaches, parks, events and attractions.


Short Term Accommodation and Assistance at Aruma

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

What activities will I get to do?

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?

You can stay for the day, overnight, a weekend, a holiday, or longer.

An important side note: make sure you check your NDIS plan to see what funding you have included.

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 and Assistance 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.