Short Term Accommodation

Short Term Accommodation, including respite, is funding for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home. It covers the cost of your care in another place for up to 14 days at a time. You might have a short stay with other people, or by yourself. It’s often funded when your usual careers aren’t available, or for you to try new things.

Short Term Accommodation Includes

The support items include all expenses in a 24-hour period including assistance with self-care or community access activities, accommodation, food and negotiated activities. Typically, this type of support would be used for short periods of up to 14 days at a time (exceptions may be made).


Sometimes a short stay away from home: gives you the chance to try new things, can be a place to make new friends or develop new skills. It may also help to maintain your current living situation by giving your informal supports a break. Short Term Accommodation may suit your needs if your usual support network isn’t available for a short period.