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We recognize the immense dedication of caregivers to their loved ones with disabilities. To support both caregivers and individuals in need, we offer Respite Care and Short-Term Assistance (STA) services. Our Respite Care allows caregivers to take a well-deserved break while ensuring uninterrupted care, while our STA services provide temporary assistance for a seamless continuum of support. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re here to provide compassionate care during every step of the journey.

This includes:

What can I use Respite & STA for?

Am I eligible for Respite & STA?

You can utilise the Core Budget of your NDIS plan to access Respite Care or STA, even if it is not explicitly mentioned in your plan. It is advisable to discuss your need for this support with your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or Support Coordinator and include it in your next plan review meeting. If approved, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) typically funds up to 28 days of STA per year, allowing you flexibility in how you use this funding. For instance, you can opt to use it for up to 14 consecutive days or allocate it for one weekend per month, based on your personal preferences and choices.

Common questions about
NDIS and disability services

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a longstanding proposed policy implemented to help fund and support eligible Australians living with permanent or significant disabilities.

The NDIS eligibility criteria is simple:

  • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an Australian citizen with a Protected Special Category Visa.
  • Must be aged under 65 years.
  • Have a permanent disability that restricts your ability to interact and perform everyday tasks and activities.

Visit the NDIS website to learn more about if you qualify for NDIS support

If you believe you are eligible for NDIS support, you will need to:

  • Complete the Access Request (AR) form
  • You can find this online or at a NDIS office accessible to you.
  • For access to the NDIS, you can apply as:
    • Yourself
    • Parent/Guardian for your child
    • Their legal representative

The NDIS has a broad range of support services, your NDIS plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs and relevant circumstances. Your plan will based around the notion of  reasonable and necessary services to help you with:

  • Independent growth
  • Community participation and access
  • Support coordination
  • Help with daily activities
  • Improving capacity building skills
  • Supported Independent Living – (SIL)

Looking for employment opportunities

There are a few options to manage your NDIS plan:

  • NDIA Managed – The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will oversee your funding.
  • NDIS Plan Manager – A professional financial manager that can help you navigate your NDIS plan.
  • Self-managed – You have independent control over your NDIS plan

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