How NDIS Respite Support Care Can Help You and Your Family
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for a wide range of support and services for people with disabilities. But the role of informal support in the lives of participants is just as important. It is important to facilitate respite for those caregivers to give them a well-deserved break and to avoid burnout. Short-Term Accommodation, including respite, is an NDIS-funded support which bears the expense of the participant’s care at a place away from home to give a break to their informal support system. Short Term Accommodation (STA) funding covers the cost of your personal care, accommodation, food and capacity-building activities of your choice. The NDIS funds up to 28 days of respite per year which the participant can use flexibly use with 14 days at a time.
Short-Term Accommodation, including respite, is different from the home and living support options funded by the NDIS such as Supported Independent Living (SIL). STA support is not an alternative for a housing crisis situation. If you are looking to increase your independence and enhance your independent living skills, then Supported Independent Living (SIL) is the best option for you. Through SIL funding, you can access the assistance of support workers to help you become independent at home. Just like STA support, SIL support is also meant to be shared with participants who have similar disability support needs.
Classy Life can connect you with experienced support workers who will assist with your disability support needs during the entire duration of your stay at the respite lodging. This support provides you with the opportunity to socialize with other participants and make new friends as it is shared support. You can also try your hands at new things, develop your skills and enjoy your stay at a new location. Contact us today to know more about our Short- Term Accommodation as well as Supported Independent Living services.